Configure PayPal Payments

Payment gateways allow you to accept credit cards, debit cards, and many other payment methods through WHMCS. If you want to accept payments from your customers, you need to activate and configure at least one payment gateway.

WHMCS 8.9 introduced **PayPal Payments, our newest PayPal® payment gateway.

Why Choose PayPal Payments?

In addition to being our newest PayPal integration, PayPal Payments uses PayPal’s latest secure tokenization system. Your customers can easily store their PayPal payment details, use them for recurring payments, and select them for faster checkout on future purchases.

PayPal Payments ensures the security of your customers stored payment details with merchant-level vaulting through PayPal Vault, now available for PayPal merchant accounts in PayPal-supported countries. It also supports disputes, and you can view your current merchant account balance at Billing > Transactions List.

Activate PayPal Payments

To activate PayPal Payments in WHMCS 8.9 or later:

  1. Go to Configuration () > Apps & Integrations and choose the Payments category.
    Payment Gateways in Apps & Integrations
  2. Find PayPal Payments in the list and click on it.
    PayPal Payments in the list of payment gateways
  3. Click Activate. The system will redirect you to the configuration form for that payment gateway.
    PayPal Payments Configuration
  4. Click the desired option to enter your PayPal merchant account credentials and link your account with WHMCS. You can link your live merchant account to start accepting payments right away, link a Sandbox account for testing purposes, or both.
    If you don’t already have an account with PayPal, sign up for one.
    WHMCS will prompt you for permission to access your PayPal account. This is necessary in order to process payments and handle many important actions.
  5. Click Confirm. The API credentials for your account will appear, WHMCS will save them automatically, and the page will refresh.
  6. If you entered the credentials for a live merchant account, uncheck Test Mode. We enable Test Mode by default for this payment gateway.
  7. If you want to display this payment gateway during checkout in the Client Area, check Show on Order Form.
  8. Click Save Changes.

PayPal Payments will now be available for admins when they process transactions and, if you enabled it, for clients when they complete the checkout process.

Paying with PayPal Payments in the Client Area

Display PayPal Card Payments

When you activate PayPal Payments, WHMCS also automatically activates PayPal Card Payments. This module augments PayPal Payments, allowing you the option to visually separate the PayPal checkout experience from credit and debit card payments while still processing and collecting funds using your PayPal merchant account.

PayPal Card Payments in the list of payment gateways

PayPal Card Payments uses the account configuration that you set up for PayPal Payments. Even though PayPal Card Payments doesn’t display PayPal branding, it will still process cards securely on your website using PayPal Advanced Checkout.

If you want to display this option to clients, check Show on Order Form and save your changes.

Last modified: June 5, 2024