How to integrate PayPal with your eCommerce?

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PayPayl is one of the most popular company which supports international and local payment. But before you will start use PayPal, first you must integrate it with your eCommerce on WordPress. How to do it?

To activate PayPal as a method of payment, your PayPal account will have to be activated  and configured to access the programming API interface.  How to receive username, password and API signature?

Get the stuff you need

After your registration in PayPal, log in to your account and navigate to the API Access Page. In this section click the profile icon and select the option: Profile and Settings. Then go to My Selling Tools, API Access and Update it.

Okay, now’s the time to generate the Certificate set. You can do it by click to Request API credentials. 

After this step, the next one is to select Request API signature and then click Agree and Submit. In the result, a set of Signature credentials will be generated.

Next step is to manage certificate credentials. That means it’s time to create your API, which by the way, is the same as easy as your previous steps.  All you must do is select the Request API Certificate radio button on the Request API Credentials page. Then, click Download Certificate.

Okay, we’re nearing the end, but we still have a few simple steps ahead. First, it’s time to renewing an API Ceritficate. So, log in to your PayPal account, go the Manage API Certificate like before and check the status of your API Certificate if it’s Active or About to Expire. If it’s About to Expire, click the Renew Certificate button and if it’s Active, click Download Certificate. After downloading, to be sure if everything’s OK, you should test your integration.

Almost done

If you have your API signature and everything else your job is almost done. Now you can activate your PayPal. From the dashboard go to Settings of payments, choose the PayPal of course and fill the form data that you’ve just created and click ACTIVATE.

Activate it in WordPress

The same data you can fill in your WordPress dashboard in the settings of eCommerce plugin that you actually use. And that’s it! Nice and easy, huh?