How To Set Up Paypal Standard In Woocommerce

Configuring PayPal Standard on your WooCommerce store is a simple procedure that enables you to securely and conveniently receive payments. Being a loyal user of both WooCommerce and PayPal, I have completed the setup myself and am able to provide detailed instructions for a smooth integration.

Step 1: Create a PayPal Account

If you don’t already have a PayPal account, head over to the PayPal website and create one. It’s a quick and simple process that requires basic information such as your name, email address, and password. Once you’ve created your account, make sure you verify it by following the instructions sent to your email.

Step 2: Install and Activate the WooCommerce Plugin

Before you can start using PayPal Standard, you need to have WooCommerce installed and activated on your WordPress site. If you haven’t done this already, go to your WordPress admin dashboard, navigate to the “Plugins” section, and search for “WooCommerce.” Click on the “Install Now” button and then activate the plugin.

Step 3: Enable PayPal Standard in WooCommerce Settings

Now that you have WooCommerce up and running, it’s time to enable PayPal Standard as a payment option. Go to your WordPress admin dashboard, click on “WooCommerce” in the left-hand menu, and then select “Settings.”

In the “Settings” page, click on the “Payments” tab. You’ll see a list of available payment gateways. Find “PayPal Standard” and click on the “Manage” button next to it.

In the PayPal Standard settings, check the box to enable it. You’ll need to enter your PayPal email address, which is the email associated with your PayPal account. You can also customize the title and description that will be shown to your customers during the checkout process.

Step 4: Configure Additional PayPal Settings

Scroll down to the “Advanced Options” section in the PayPal Standard settings. Here, you can fine-tune the behavior of PayPal Standard according to your preferences. You can choose whether to allow customers to choose their shipping address or use the address entered on your site. You can also enable PayPal sandbox mode for testing purposes if needed.

Step 5: Save and Test Your Settings

Once you’ve made all the necessary configurations, click on the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the page.

Now, it’s time to make sure everything is working correctly. Add a test product to your cart and go through the checkout process. When you reach the payment options, you should see the PayPal Standard option. Select it and complete the payment using your PayPal account. Check if the order is processed correctly and the funds are transferred to your PayPal account.


Setting up PayPal Standard in WooCommerce is an essential step in creating a seamless and secure payment experience for your customers. By following the steps outlined above, you’ll be able to integrate PayPal Standard into your WooCommerce store effortlessly. Remember to customize your settings according to your preferences and test the payment process to ensure everything is working smoothly.