Configuring the Settings of the Simple PayPal Shopping Cart WordPress Plugin
The second step in the guide to the Simple PayPal Shopping Cart WordPress plugin will show you how to configure the general settings of the plugin.
Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.
Step 2) From the Admin Panel, scroll down to Settings and then click on WP Simple PayPal Shopping Cart from the dropdown menu.
Step 3) On the toolbar at the top of the page, click on General Settings. Click on the WP Simple Cart Homepage link if you want more information about the plugin, and to watch a video tutorial.
Step 4) The Quick Usage guide is a useful way of quickly learning the ropes in regards to using the shortcodes that will add the PayPal cart and/or checkout feature to your website. Copy and paste the shortcodes below into your posts and/or pages to see the results.
Step 5) The PayPal and Shopping Cart Settings are used to add your PayPal email address and give your shopping cart a title (e.g. Your Shopping Cart). You can also choose to have text or an image on show when your users cart is empty. Enter an image URL in the box provided if you are using an image.
Step 6) The currency can be chosen and added by adding the country codes and currency symbols into the boxes provided.
Step 7) You can set a base shipping cost for your orders, and give free shipping for orders over a certain amount. Simply enter this amount into the boxes provided for each option.
Step 8) By ticking the Must Collect Shipping Address on PayPal box, customers will have to enter a shipping address on PayPal when they checkout. If you want to use PayPal profile based shipping, tick the box below.
Step 9) Your Add to Cart button text can be changed in the box provided. Alternatively, you can add a URL for an image if you have an Add to Cart image to use instead.
Step 10) Once a payment has been processed, you can return customers to a certain page. Add the URL of the page (usually the Home Page) you wish to return customers to in the box provided. You can also redirect them to a Products page, or Automatically redirect customers to a Checkout page. If you choose to do the latter, you’ll need to check the box and add the checkout page URL to the box provided.
Step 11) The next set of options include opening the Checkout page in a new tab/window when the user hits the checkout button, and choosing to hide the shopping cart image. You can also choose to reset the shopping cart after a redirection to the return page has been made.
Step 12) You can customise the Note to Seller text (e.g. “Add Special Instructions to the Seller here”) in the box shown below, and if you have a custom the checkout page style name, you can add it to the box provided.
Step 13) Check the box marked Use Strict PayPal Email Address Checking if you wish the script to check if the PayPal email addresses is the same one usedfor ordering and depositing.
Step 14) The Testing and Debugging Settings are useful, especially as they can help you to make test bookings (in the case of Sandbox Testing) to ensure everything is working properly, and create a debug log file to help you find and solve issues with the system.
The next step in the guide will look at how you configure your email settings.