Woocommerce Paypal Express Checkout
Woocommerce Paypal Express Checkout

Woocommerce Paypal Express Checkout allows your store to accept payments via PayPal and uses customizable Smart Payment Buttons. Also, with Integrated PayPal Setup (Easy Setup), connecting to PayPal is as simple as clicking a button – no complicated API keys to cut and paste

Also, Get WooCommerce PayPal Digital Goods Gateway

Installation for Woocommerce Paypal Express Checkout

  1. Go to: Plugins > Add New on your WordPress site.
  2. Enter WooCommerce PayPal Checkout in the Search Plugins bar. The author is Automattic/WooCommerce.
  3. Install Now and Activate.


  • A PayPal Business account – go to PayPal.com to sign up or log in to your existing account
  • PayPal Reference Transactions via Express Checkout for Subscriptions – apply for and enable Reference Transactions if you intend to use and sell WooCommerce Subscriptions

To set up PayPal Checkout:

  1. Go to: WooCommerce > Settings > Payments.
    Note: ‘Payments’ formerly called ‘Checkout’ prior to WooCommerce 3.4.
  2. Use the toggle under Enabled to select PayPal Checkout.
  3. Select Set Up. Or click the PayPal Checkout. You are taken to PayPal Checkout settings.
  1. Configure your settings:
    • Enable/Disable – Enable to use. Disable to turn off.
    • Title – Choose the title shown to customers during checkout
    • Description – Add info shown to customers if they use PayPal Checkout.
    • Account Settings – Environment  – Live to accept payments. Sandbox to test payments.

API Settings

Connect a new or existing PayPal account.

  1. Select Setup or link an existing PayPal Account to add your API Credentials by logging into your PayPal account.
    (Should you use Click here to toggle manual API credential input, a new meta box opens.)
  2. Log into your PayPal account when prompted.
  3. Select My Selling Tools on the left side of the page to display all tools, then scroll down to API Access and click Update to view credentials.
  4. Copy and paste the relevant credentials into the fields on your WooCommerce site:
    • Live API Username
    • Live API Password
  5. API Certificate and Signature, and Live API Subject are optional.

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