How to collect PayPal payments on your WordPress site easily in 2023?

Do you run any services on your site and wondering how to collect Paypal payments on your WordPress site?

We got you covered.

In this post, you will be able to learn how to integrate Paypal into your website and collect payments easily on your site.

How to collect PayPal payments on your WordPress site

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How To Collect PayPal Payments on Your WordPress Site

Paypal is a popular payment gateway used widely by millions of people. Using it, you can easily send and receive payments.

If you do not have technical knowledge, setting up Paypal would be difficult. But this is where WPForms comes to rescue you.

WPForms is the best form builder plugin available in the market. Millions of users use the lite version of WPForms which is good for a basic contact form.

The premium version has many advanced features like conversational forms, file uploads, electronic signatures, form abandonment, etc.

Check out the complete WPForms Review.

How To Collect PayPal Payments Using WPForms?

It does not matter whether you sell digital/physical products or accept donations. You can easily collect Paypal payments on your website using the WPForms Paypal add-on.

Install and activate WPForms

Purchase the premium version of WPForms.

After purchasing the plugin, log in to your WPForms account and download the premium plugin.

Install and activate the premium version.

Verify the license key of your WPForms plugin to enjoy all the premium addon features and plugin updates.

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WPForms Verify license key

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Install the PayPal Addon

Once the plugin is activated, we need to install the Paypal add-on.

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activate PayPal addon

Follow the steps below to activate the Paypal add-on.

  • From the dashboard of the WordPress site, go to WPForms > Addons.
  • You will see a list of available add-ons based on your plan. Search for the Paypal addon and install it.
  • It will be activated automatically.

Create a Form

Once the Paypal addon is activated, you need to create a new form.

WPForms offers a range of templates and you can choose any form template.

If you want to accept donations on your website, then you can choose the “Donation form”.

Else, you can create a form from scratch using a blank form.

For example, we will use the “Billing/Order Form” to create a new form.

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Customize the form by adding/removing the fields on the form such as name, phone number, email address, product name, etc.

Add a total field to the form so that users will see the total amount they will be paying.

You do not need to add the “Credit Card” field since it will be collected on the Paypal site once the form is submitted.

Add Paypal payments to your Form

It is time to connect the form to Paypal.

Follow the steps below:

  • Click on the Payments section on the form.
  • Choose the Paypal add-on and click on it.
  • Look for the option “Enable PayPal Standard payments” and check the box.
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There are a few more things that need to be filled in on this settings page.

PayPal Email Address: Enter your Paypal email to receive payments.
Mode: Choose the mode as production.
Payment Types: You can select either Products and Services or Donation
Cancel URL: Enter the URL to direct if the payment fails.
Shipping: A shipping address is required if you are shipping any physical products.

At the bottom of the editor, there will be two options.

Don’t ask the buyer to include a note with payment: You can select this option if you do not wish to add notes by your customer.
Enable Conditional Logic: You can enable this option if you want to let the user choose between Stripe and Paypal.

Click on Save once all the changes are made to the form.

Add the Payment Form to your Site

There are 3 ways to add the form. They are

  1. Create a unique page for the form
  2. You can click the embed button on the form and copy the shortcode and add it to the page.
  3. You can add it from the editor page.
  • If you using the Gutenberg editor, click on the Add Block (+) icon. Now search for the WPForms block using the search box and click on it.
  • If you are using the classic editor, click on add forms, and select WPForms.

That’s all! Now WPForms will record the entries for the payment forms.

You can view all the payments processed through this form from the form entries section.

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View payment entries

When the user submits the form, it will be in pending status. Once the payment is processed, it will go to “Completed” status.

Final Words

That’s all about creating a payment form. Now, you can collect Paypal payments on your WordPress site easily.

You do not require any coding skills or technical knowledge to create a payment form.

The payment option is available with WPForms Pro Plan. You can get this plan for less than $17/month.

Pro Tip: Use the MonsterInsights plugin to the performance of your form. Just activate the Forms Tracking addon and it will help you optimize your form for maximum conversions.

If you have any questions about adding a payment form option to your WordPress site, feel free to comment below.

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Jenny is a passionate blogger and writes for She graduated from Sainik school and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics.

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