Configuring a Feed for the PayPal Checkout Add-On


The feed configuration determines what type of transaction should occur when the form is submitted, what to use as the payment amount, and which fields contain values that should be passed to PayPal.

If you have have added a PayPal Field to your form, you should find that a feed has already been created and configured automatically for you in the Form Settings > PayPal Checkout area. You’ll want to view this feed to ensure the Billing Information fields are mapped to the correct form fields.

Configure a feed

PayPal Checkout Add-On Feeds List

To configure a PayPal Checkout Feed do the following from your WordPress Admin Dashboard:

  1. Click on Forms in the left side menu.
  2. Select the form that you want to use with PayPal Checkout.
  3. Once within your desired form, hover over Settings and click on PayPal Checkout.
  4. Click Add New to create a new feed or click the Edit action link which appears when you hover over an existing feed in the table. You will then be presented with the PayPal Checkout feed settings screen.

Note: You can create multiple PayPal Checkout feeds for your form; however, you must configure conditional logic on them. The PayPal Checkout Add-On will only process one feed during submission; if conditional logic is not configured, it will use the first feed it finds.

Feed Settings Reference

PayPal Checkout Feed Settings

The following fields are available within the settings screen.

  • A feed Name is required. It is only used for identification and will not be shown anywhere other than your feed listing.
  • Select the Transaction Type. This drop down contains the transaction types which the add-on supports. Products and Services or Subscriptions (recurring payments).

Products and Services Settings

If you select Products and Services from the Transaction Type drop down, the options below will appear.

Payment Amount
PayPal Checkout Feed Payment Amount Setting

This drop down allows you to select what should be used as the payment amount. A specific product field within your form or the form total.

Other Settings

Under the Other Settings section, there are several other fields that can be configured.

Billing Information
PayPal Checkout Feed Billing Information Settings

Configures what billing information is sent to PayPal when processing a transaction. Map each of the billing fields to the desired form field that will contain that information.

PayPal Checkout Feed Options Settings

If you do not need PayPal to capture a shipping address, enable the checkbox labeled Do not prompt buyer to include a shipping address.

Conditional Logic
PayPal Checkout Feed Conditional Logic Settings

If unchecked, every successful form submission will be sent to PayPal. If you want payment to be conditional based on how the user completes the form, check the “Enable Condition” box and fill out the rules which must be met.


If you select Subscriptions from the Transaction Type drop down, there are some other options available to configure, please check the Configuring Subscriptions in PayPal Checkout documentation for more details.