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Accepting PayPal Payments in Your WordPress Forms

At times, setting up a quick and simple form for receiving PayPal payments on your WordPress site is far easier than a full e-commerce solution. While full solutions offer things such as inventory management and a deeper checkout process, it’s often overkill to deploy a large-scale solution for just a few items.

Step 1: Install Paypal Addon

Download and activate the The PayPal Payments Standard or PayPal Payments Pro add-on for Gravity Forms.

Step 2: Create your Gravity form

  1. First of all, set your currency for Gravity. To do so go to Forms / Settings and set your currency (eg. dollars, euros, etc.)
  2. Click the Pricing Fields on the right.
  3. Add a Product and give a price.
  4. Add the Quantity. You can use a number text field or a dropdown with available quantities (eg. 1, 2, 3 etc.)
  5. Add the Total (in order to show the user the total).

Step 3: Create your PayPal feed

  1. From within the form editor on your newly created payment form, look to the top menu and hover over Form Settings, then click on PayPal.
  2. You are now on the PayPal Feeds. Click on the Add New button.
  3. Enter a feed name (for you own eyes only).
  4. Enter your PayPal email address.
  5. In Transaction Type select Products and Services.
  6. In Payment amount leave the Total from Step 2.5.
  7. Map you billing information (these will be sent to paypal).
  8. Give a logo (190x60px).
  9. Give a cancel URL (the page you had your form on).

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Accepting PayPal Payments in Your WordPress Forms