Thursday , November 23 2017

How to accept payments via PayPal in your WordPress blog

If you are planning to run an online e-commerce business or sell some products through your WordPresss blog, you would definitely require a safe and secure gateway like PayPal for accepting payments, the problem is PayPal doesn’t come pre-integrated with WordPress so you will have to integrate PayPal using a plugin that works perfectly with your theme and is safe and secure.


In this post, I am going to tell you about 10 premium and free plugins that are safe and secure to accept the payments and will work perfectly with your theme.

Premium Plugin

1. PayPal Payment Terminal WordPress


Start accepting PayPal payments on your WordPress site in 2 minutes! This plugin would be ideal for taking donations/contributions on your blog, or accepting payments from your clients or receiving payments for pre-defined services!

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2. Premium Paypal Manager


Premium Paypal Manager is a powerful and easy to use the plug-in for WordPress that allows you to add Paypal items, donations or recurring payments to your WordPress powered website quick and easy.

This plug-in is ideal for anyone who has a manageable inventory count. You can quickly add a Paypal store to your website, accept multiple Paypal donations or recurring subscriptions. You can create as many Paypal products, donations or subscriptions as you’d like and place them anywhere on your website using the self-generated shortcodes.

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Free Plugins

1.Quick Paypal Payments


This plugin can get you from no technical knowledge to PayPal with just one shortcode. It is jam packed with features and options with easy to use custom settings and has plenty of features to be used.


2. PayPal Responder


PayPal Responder processes payment for a product via PayPal, then sends an email responder to the customer and returns them to a URL of your choice. That’s it.

You can use it to sell any type of product/s on your website. There is no cart, checkout process or anything complicated – it just lets the user buy a single product in 1 click, then returns them to a URL of your choice, and emails them the auto-responder.


3.PayPal Donations

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Adds a PayPal donation shortcode and sidebar Widget to WordPress. The options menu lets you setup you PayPal ID and a few other optional settings. You can choose which donation button you want to use or if you want to use your own button. You can also set an optional default purpose and reference which can be overridden on each inserted instance with the shortcode options or in the Widget settings. There is also options available for currency, localization of the button, custom payment page style and the return page.


4.WordPress Simple Paypal Shopping Cart

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WordPress Simple Paypal Shopping Cart allows you to add an ‘Add to Cart’ button for your product on any posts or pages. This simple shopping cart plugin lets you sell products and services directly from your own WordPress site and turns your WP blog into an e-commerce site.

It also allows you to add/display the shopping cart on any post or page or sidebar easily. The shopping cart shows the user what they currently have in the cart and allows them to change the quantity or remove the items.


5.WP Easy Paypal Accept

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Easy to use WordPress plugin to accept PayPal payment for a service or product or donation in one click. Can be used in the sidebar, posts, and pages of your site.


6. Easy PayPal Shopping Cart

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This plugin will allow you to sell products or services on your website using an Add to Cart Button and View Cart Button. The Shopping Cart itself is hosted on PayPal.

You can place a the Cart button anywhere on your site where you want to sell something. Your customers can use their PayPal account to pay for your products or services or they can pay by Debit or Credit Card.

What makes this plugin powerful is its simplicity. You don’t have to spend days setting up an eCommerce Solution. Just install the plugin and in just a few minutes customers from around the world can start buying products or services from your website using PayPal.

On the settings page of the plugin, you will find clear instructions on how to sign up for a PayPal account if you don’t have one already. The plugin also provides instructions for how to setup a PayPal Sandbox account – which will allow you to setup a fake PayPal buyer and seller account (with fake money) so you can test everything before you start selling to the public.

If you have any problems, questions or issues please create a support request and we will get back to you quickly.

This PayPal plugin works with any WordPress theme.


7. WordPress Ultra Simple Paypal Shopping Cart

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WordPress Ultra Simple Paypal Shopping Cart allows you to add an ‘Add to Cart’ button on any posts or pages. It also allows you to add/display the shopping cart on any post or page or sidebar easily. The shopping cart shows the user what they currently have in the cart and allows them to remove the items. You can also add a form between the cart validation and the PayPal submit if you choose a 3 step process.

WP Ultra simple Paypal Cart Plugin interfaces with the Paypal sandbox to allow for testing. You need to set up a developer test account for the sandbox at Paypal. Simply put you PayPal sandbox merchant email address in the admin panel, and click the ‘test’ radio button. Other new features include Price Variations, interface text’s personalization, CSS call for the ‘Add to cart button’ and many other improvements, including bug correction too.

This plugin customizable in the plugin admin and 100% customizable by CSS.


8.Sell Digital Downloads

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Lots of WordPress E-commerce plugins are trying to integrate the digital products selling system into their plugins but that does not work quite well when you try to sell both physical and digital products together. The setup can get messy and confusing. From my own personal frustration with those plugins I had decided to create a plugin just for one purpose, i.e sell and sell only digital products. Also, I don’t want any kind of bloat in the plugin, so this plugin is not an elephant plugin. If you want to sell digital downloads via PayPal, this plugin will do the job nicely.

WordPress iSell is a simple WordPress plugin to sell digital downloads. It integrates flawlessly with PayPal. User interface (UI) of the plugin is very simple to use, I call this plugin for users, not for developers but developers should not feel left behind. I know how painful it is to modify client’s plugins and then find out after a few weeks or months that they had updated the plugin and boom! all changes are lost. There are filters and hooks for almost every important functionality in WP iSell.


If you know about any other plugin that we have missed, please let us know in the comments below.

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