If you are running an e-commerce store, then you are likely using WooCommerce as your platform of choice. PayPal is one of the most popular payment gateways on the internet, so it is important to know how to integrate it with WooCommerce. Adding PayPal as a payment gateway to WooCommerce is a great way to allow customers to checkout quickly and easily.

PayPal is one of the most popular online payment processors available today. It allows customers to pay for goods and services with a credit card, bank account, or PayPal account. PayPal can be integrated with WooCommerce, a popular e-commerce platform, to allow customers to pay for goods and services with PayPal.

How to integrate PayPal to WooCommerce?

In this article, we will walk you through the steps required to get PayPal up and running with your WooCommerce store. We’ll also provide some tips on setting up PayPal so that you can start taking payments as quickly as possible. This is a great way to process payments on your website.

Let me walk you through follow these steps:

Step 1: WooCommerce PayPal Payments plugin

First, you need to install and activate the WooCommerce PayPal Payments plugin.

Navigate to Plugins > Add New > Search [ PayPal]

Once you find this plugin, Install and Activate it.

plugin setting PayPal to WooCommerce

Step 2: Payments method setting from WooCommerce

Go to Navigate > WooCommerce > Settings > Payments

PayPal payment method has been added.

So, toggle the switch on to enable it and click “Save changes.”

page setting PayPal to WooCommerce

Now, click on the Setup button.

set up checkout PayPal to WooCommerce

That will take you to the PayPal Checkout page, where you just click on the Toggle to manual credential input section.

toggle set PayPal to WooCommerce

A credentials information field appears when you click on the Toggle to manual credential input section. Like below.

field set PayPal to WooCommerce

The Sandbox option or mode here allows you to test your WooCommerce PayPal connection, but we do not use it now. We can get these key IDs from our PayPal account.

Step 2: Generate Credentials Using Your PayPal Business Account

First, you have to log in to your PayPal account. If you don’t have it, you can easily get it. Click this link to create a new PayPal business account here.

Once you’ve created your merchant account, log into it. 

This is the dashboard of PayPal.

PayPal dashboard set PayPal to WooCommerce

First, we need a live merchant ID. Let’s find out where it is.

Mouse Hover over your name in the top right corner of your account dashboard. A new section comes up, then click Account Settings

account set PayPal to WooCommerce

Now, click on the Business information tab, and you can see you’re merchant ID.

Business information PayPal to WooCommerce

Next, you need to enter the client ID and the secret key.

You have to create it. Follow these steps.

Click on the Developer button in the top panel of your business account dashboard. The developer account dashboard shows up.

click on Business information PayPal to WooCommerce

When we mouse hover over your name in the top right corner, a new section will scroll down. Find out Dashboard, then click on it.

Dashboard Business information PayPal to WooCommerce

Here we have two options: one sandbox and the other Live. Sandbox is a test mode to test your payment, but we work on live payment, so in that case, click on the Live tab. In the My apps & credentials section. Here we create an app. Click on Create App.

app create PayPal to WooCommerce

Type your app name, then click on the Create App button again.

app name PayPal to WooCommerce

After creating the app, you will see the client ID under the live API credentials.

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For the Live Secret Key, click Show under the Secret field, then Secret Key Reveal.

PayPal account key

Step 3: PayPal Checkout Page Setting

Now, we will get all of our necessary credentials.

So copy and paste them on the PayPal Checkout page.

Then click “Save changes.”

PayPal account key set

Now you can see we have successfully connected PayPal to WooCommerce.

Lastly, at the top of the page, check the Enable the PayPal Gateway box.

enable PayPal account


Integrating PayPal to WooCommerce is a simple process that can be completed in a few minutes. The benefits of using PayPal as a payment gateway include improved security, increased trust, and simplified transactions for customers. By following these steps, you can start accepting payments through PayPal quickly and easily. For more details contact their support team for assistance. Thanks for reading!

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