PayPal Checkout

To set up the PayPal Checkout integration with WishList Member, navigate to the Setup Menu and Integrations sub-menu:

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Select “PayPal Checkout” from the list of Payment Provider integrations:

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To use PayPal Checkout, you will need PayPal Business or Premier account You’ll find instructions on how to upgrade your personal account at this link:

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Click the “Configure” button:

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Enter your PayPal API username, password and signature. You can find this information by clicking the link provided:

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That link will take you to a page on PayPal where you will find your API credentials:

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Copy and paste your credentials into WishList Member. Then, click on the “Products” tab:

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Then, click the “Add New Product” button:

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Here, you can edit the details of your membership:

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Set the name of the Product and the Membership Level it will have access to. Then, select whether it will be a One-Time Payment or Subscription. For One-Time Payments set the Amount the membership will cost and the currency:

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For a Subscription, you can set the following options:

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  • Billing Cycle. How often to charge members.
  • Stop After. When to stop charging members. For unlimited, ongoing members, select “Never”. Otherwise, select the number of cycles.
  • Max Failed Attempts. How many times PayPal should attempt to charge a member’s credit card before cancelling their membership.

If you’d like to offer a trial, click the Trial Period checkbox and set the following options:

  • Trial Amount. How much to charge for the trial.
  • Trial Duration. How long the trial should last before implementing the regular billing cycle.

Then, select the “Save and Close” button.

Next, select the “Cancellations” tab:

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Here you can set how cancellations are handled for each membership level:

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  • Cancel Membership at End of PayPal Subscription. The Membership Level will remain active until the end of the PayPal subscription.
  • Cancel Membership Immediately After PayPal Subscription is Cancelled. The Membership Level will immediately be cancelled in WishList Member when the subscription is cancelled within PayPal.

Next, Add a New WordPress page or post OR editing an existing one that you will use as the sale page for your membership:

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Write your sales page accordingly and to insert a “purchase” button use the WishList Member Shortcode Inserter. Select “Integrations” and then “PayPal Checkout Integration:

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Select the Product you just created, the type of button you’d like to use and the size of the button. Then, click the “Insert Mergecode” button:

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This will insert the necessary shortcode into your page/post:

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This will insert the purchase button into your page/post:

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Now, when a new member clicks the purchase button, they’ll be taken to a page on PayPal where they can complete their purchase:

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Once a member hasn’t completed their purchase on PayPal, they will be redirected to the WishList Member registration form:

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After registering on this page, your member will be taken to the “After Registration” page set in the Level settings and have access to their membership content.

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