Payment Gateway for PayPal on WooCommerce


Easily add PayPal payment options to your WordPress / WooCommerce website.

  • PayPal Express Checkout / PayPal Credit
  • PayPal Pro ((website payments pro) / PayPal Payments Pro (DoDirectPayment)
  • Braintree Payments ( Braintree drop in ui with Card + PayPal + PayPal Credit )
  • PayPal Payments Advanced
  • PayPal Pro Payflow (PayPal Manager / PayFlow Gateway)
  • PayPal Express Checkout ( PayPal Smart Buttons ) REST API
  • Real Time Order Satus Update ( PayPal IPN )

Next Milestone

  • PayPal Plus (Germany, Brazil, Mexico)
  • PayPal Reporting
  • PayPal Balance ( PayPal Dashboard )
  • PayPal Order History ( PayPal Transaction History)



Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don\’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.
In the search field type \”Payment Gateway for PayPal on WooCommerce\” and click Search Plugins. Once you\’ve found our plugin you can view details about it such as the the rating and description. Most importantly, of course, you can install it by simply clicking Install Now.

Manual Installation

  1. Unzip the files and upload the folder into your plugins folder (/wp-content/plugins/) overwriting older versions if they exist
  2. Activate the plugin in your WordPress admin area.


  1. Open the settings page for WooCommerce and click the “Checkout” tab
  2. Click on the sub-item for PayPal Express Checkout.
  3. Enter your API credentials and adjust any other settings to suit your needs.


How do I create sandbox accounts for testing?

  • Login at
  • Click the Applications tab in the top menu.
  • Click Sandbox Accounts in the left sidebar menu.
  • Click the Create Account button to create a new sandbox account.

Where do I get my API credentials?

  • Live credentials can be obtained by signing in to your live PayPal account here:
  • Sandbox credentials can be obtained by viewing the sandbox account profile within your PayPal developer account, or by signing in with a sandbox account here:

How to get phone numbers for PayPal Checkout orders?

If you use PayPal Checkout, then you might have noticed that the checkout page does not contain the customer’s phone number. If you have a PayPal business account, then you can require customer phone numbers from your PayPal account settings.

PayPal has the ability to provide the customer’s phone number which can be used to autopopulate your checkout page. We recommend you enable this option as it reduces the number of checkout fields your customer has to manually enter. It reduces friction and will improve conversion rates.


Hezîran 29, 2024
After an hour of agonizing, I uninstalled. Button design and position is poorly editable. Maybe that’s enough for someone. Unusable for me at the professional level.
Nîsan 11, 2024 1 reply
Spent hours debugging my crashed website today to learn this plug in doesn’t play friendly with my other plugins, a shame, it was good while it worked.
Kanûn 17, 2023
This looks like a great plugin, especially when you don’t have the ability for PayPal Reference Transactions. However in looking through the reviews and support threads, I see no response from the plugin author in over 8 months. He has replied back to no one. Is this plugin even supported?
Mijdar 23, 2023
Seems multiple people have been reporting Paypal buttons at checkout are no longer available once the Word Press version is above 6.3.2. For most sites, the Word Press version automatically updates. The recommended plugin support forum is being ignored by the developer. An update to the resolution would be beneficial. Testing with up-to-date versions of Word Press needs to occur with ETA notes for developers and users. This is a huge problem for customers, since our customers can’t make payments. Looking for an alternative plugin or as others suggested have to revert back to 6.3.2 in order for the buttons to work again.
Cotmeh 21, 2023
We are just a simple non-profit trying to make a difference. Your plugin works great on the latest version of Wordpress. Switched to your plugin after the Woo-commerce PayPal plugin stopped working on all my websites. It was very easy to set up, I just needed a paypal button and credit card button. We are just using the “PayPal Checkout feature”.
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Contributors & Developers

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  • Fix – PHP error.


  • Fix – Access Token not found in cache.


  • Fix – Update Js.


  • Fix – PHP fatal error.


  • Adds Block Checkout compatibility.


  • Fix – Resolved PHP notice and some other issue.


  • Fix – Resolved PHP notice and some other issue.


  • Fix – Resolved issue related to phone number.


  • Verification – WooCoomerce 7.7 compatibility.


  • Verification – WooCoomerce 6.8.2 compatibility.


  • Fix – Resolved issue with guest checkout in order review page.
  • Fix – Display PayPal validation messages on checkout page.


  • Tested with WC 7.2.0


  • Coupon disable when PayPal checkout enable.


  • Adds Gift Card plugin compatibility.


  • Fix – Resolved issue with checkout page. hide other payment method on review page.


  • Adds major changes related to PayPal SDK and use Latest PayPal JS.
  • improved performance.


  • Upgrade PayPal Checkout.


  • Resolve rounding issue.
  • Resolve PayPal Payflow CC exp_year issue.


  • Verification – WooCoomerce 6.8.2 compatibility.

= 5.0.8 – 08/09/2022
* Verification – WooCoomerce 6.7.0 compatibility.

= 5.0.7 – 04/13/2022
* Verification – WooCoomerce 6.4.0 compatibility.

= 5.0.6 – 03/11/2022
* Resolved PHP notice.

= 5.0.5 – 02/25/2022
* Resolved Body class issue on checkout page.

= 5.0.4 – 02/23/2022
* Verification – WordPress 6.2.1 compatibility.

= 5.0.3 – 02/15/2022
* Resolved multiple PayPal display when update checkout fields.

= 5.0.2 – 02/01/2022
* Resolved PHP Notice.

= 4.0.9 – 14/12/2021
* Remove Trademark

2.0.0 – 08/04/2019

  • Add new PayPal Express Checkout Smart button

1.0.0 – 12/08/2017

  • Feature – PayPal Express Checkout

1.0.1 – 12/08/2017

  • PayPal IPN bug resolved.

1.0.2 – 12/12/2017

  • Add Pre-Order support and Payment token.

1.0.3 – 13/12/2017

  • Add PayPal Pro payment method.

1.0.4 – 15/12/2017

  • Add braintree Payment.
  • Add icons for all payment methods.

1.0.5 – 17/12/2017

  • Add PayPal Pro
  • Add PayPal Advanced
  • Add PayPal Payflow
  • Add PayPal Rest

1.0.6 – 24-12-2017

  • WPML compability

1.0.7 – 06-01-2018

  • Code optimizing and better error handling