Once the WooCommerce PayPal Payments plugin has been installed and activated, it needs to be connected to your PayPal account.
The integrated onboarding connects a PayPal account via login credentials (email and password) without the need for API credentials. The onboarding automatically creates a new REST application in the PayPal developer site, registers the webhooks, and enables relevant features such as Vaulting. If desired, the account can also be connected manually.
1 After installing and activating the WooCommerce PayPal Payments plugin, go to WooCommerce > Settings.
2. Click the Payments tab.
3. The Payment methods list will include two PayPal options.
4. Click Set Up (or Manage if the extension is already active) next to PayPal. (not PayPal Standard).
5. The Account Setup section presents different options for the onboarding process:
6. Choose Standard Card Processing or Advanced Card Processing to enable credit card functionality during onboarding.
7. Activate PayPal by clicking the button and following the prompts and connecting an existing live PayPal account. Or when creating a new site, click Test payments with PayPal Sandbox to test the integration in the PayPal Sandbox. If you don’t have a PayPal account yet, you can create one from the activation window.
8. After completing the connection steps, navigate to the Standard Payments tab and ensure the checkbox next to Enable/Disable is checked.