PayPal Express Checkout Payment Gateway

PayPal Express Checkout Payment Gateway allows you to accept trip and tour payments through PayPal Express Checkout.

In this documentation, you will learn step-by-step about add-on installation, setup, and initial configuration options.

Requirement: To use this payment gateway, you need two things:

  • WP Travel Engine plugin v-4.0.0 or later: Installed and activated on your website.
  • Active PayPal Express merchant account: Includes a PayPal Express Client ID and Secret Key.

Note: WP Travel Engine also offers a default PayPal Standard option. This redirects your customers to PayPal’s website for checkout, then back to your site once complete. 

But with PayPal Express Checkout, your customers can complete their entire purchase on your website without being redirected to PayPal. 

You can follow the video or the below steps to configure the PayPal Express Checkout Payment add-on.

Download the Plugin File #

After the purchase, you can download the add-on file by visiting the individual add-on pages from here – 

Here are the steps you need to follow:

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  • Now, you will see the Download option on the right side of the page instead of View Pricing. Click on it to download the add-on file.
Download the Plugin File

Installing the Add-on #

To install the add-on, upload the downloaded file to your WordPress dashboard. Follow the steps below:

  • Navigate to the Plugin > Add New. 
  • Click on the Upload Plugin button.
  • Select the downloaded file, “,” from your computer.
  • Click on Install Now.
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  • Once the file is installed, click on “Activate” to enable the add-on on your website.

Activating the Plugin License  #

To activate the plugin license and receive regular updates, follow these steps:

  • Go to your Admin Dashboard and navigate to WP Travel Engine > Plugin License.
  • Enter the license key in the PayPal Express Gateway field.
  • Click Save Changes.
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  • Refresh the page to see the Activate License button, then click on it. 

After successful activation, you can update the PayPal Express add-on from the plugins page normally whenever a new update is released. 

Configuring the PayPal Express Checkout Gateway #

To configure the main settings for th PayPal Express Checkout Payment Gateway, navigate to WP Travel Engine > Settings > Payments> PayPal Express Checkout.

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  • Client ID (required) –  Enter your PayPal Express Client ID.
  • PayPal Secret  (required) – Enter your PayPal Express Secret Key.
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  • Disable Funding (optional)- Choose which funding sources to hide from the smart payment button by selecting them from the available options. By default, PayPal credit cards and debit cards are disabled.
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  • Click Save and Continue.

Enable PayPal Express Checkout for Each Trip #

Now, to enable this payment option in your every trip pages, navigate to WP Travel Engine > Settings > Payments > Payment General Settings

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Then simply check the box for PayPal Express Checkout.

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Click Save & Continue

Front Preview #

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