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How to connect PayPal with WordPress via Pronamic Pay

In this manual we’ll explain how to connect PayPal with the Pronamic Pay plugin so you can use PayPal with your WordPress website. A Basic license for Pronamic Pay is required to be able to download and install the PayPal add-on plugin in your WordPress website.

Getting Started with Pronamic Pay

Before you get right into connecting your PayPal account with Pronamic Pay, we recommend to first read our Getting Started manual. Which covers the first steps on how to start best with the Pronamic Pay plugin. Also it provides links to the manuals of all supported WordPress plugins and Payment Service Providers.

How to connect PayPal with Pronamic Pay

Step-by-step manual of how to connect PayPal with the Pronamic Pay plugin.

  1. Install and activate Pronamic Pay and the PayPal add-on plugins

    After installing you are able to create a PayPal configuration.Install PayPal add-on

  2. Create your PayPal configuration

    Navigate to Pay » Configurations and create a new configuration. Give your configuration a title like “PayPal – [username]”Add PayPal configuration

  3. Select PayPal as your payment provider

    Select ‘PayPal’ from the ‘Payment provider’ dropdown list.
    By default the Test mode is selected. In order to fully test your configuration we recommend to first keep this test mode activated.Select PayPal

  4. Add your email address

    Add your email address which you use for your PayPal account and publish your configuration.Add PayPal email

  5. Test your configuration

    After publishing your PayPal configuration you see a ‘test’ metabox. Fill in an amount and hit Test. If your configuration is setup correct you will be redirected to the payment process of PayPal.Test PayPal configuration

  6. Live mode

    Change the ‘Test’ mode to ‘Live’ and update your configurationLive mode PayPal

  7. Connect PayPal to WordPress plugins

    Your configuration is setup correct. Now you can connect it to your e-commerce WordPress plugin like WooCommerce.

Last modified: 12 January 2022.