bookmark_borderSetting Up the PayPal Payments Pro Add-On

Before you can begin using the PayPal Payments Pro add-on, you will first need to properly configure it. This process involves obtaining API keys and inserting them into the add-ons settings page. In this article, we’ll show you how.

Note: This article assumes you have already installed and activated the PayPal Payments Pro add-on. If you have not yet done so, you will need to before continuing with these steps.

Initial Setup

  1. To begin with the setup of the PayPal Payments Pro add-on, access the settings page for it. This is done by hovering over Forms to the left side of your WordPress dashboard, then clicking on Settings. Once there, access the PayPal Payments Pro tab.

  2. The first setting on this page is labeled API. This setting allows you to switch between sandbox (testing) and live transactions. We always recommend setting this to Sandbox to avoid accidental charges, and to assist with testing until you are ready to process live transactions.

  3. Next are typical Username and Password fields. These will be the Payflow credentials that you have set when creating your PayPal Payments Pro account and are used to log into the PayPal Manager. If you are unsure of these, you can always access the [PayPal Manager site](PayPal Manager) to either recover your existing credentials, or make a new account. To continue, enter your username and password into the designated fields.

  4. Some companies may have a specific merchant login that they will need to use, which differs from the username. If you have a separate merchant login, enter it within the field labeled Merchant Login. If you don’t have one, or don’t know what this is, you can leave this field empty as it is likely not needed.

  5. Lastly is the Partner field. If you created your PayPal Payments Pro account through a reseller, then you will need to enter the appropriate partner here. If you signed up directly, you’ll simply leave this field as PayPal.

After you finish, be sure to save your settings.

Adding a Credit Card Field

Note: When using Page fields to create a multi-page form the Credit Card field should be located on the last page of the form.

Once you have set up the PayPal Pro credentials, you’ll need to add a credit card field to be able to accept credit cards within your form. To do so, access the Form Editor and add a credit card field.

If you need more information on Credit Card fields, take a look at the credit card field documentation.