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How to Connect your Stripe Account to WP Simple Pay

Starting with WP Simple Pay release 4.4.2, we make an attempt to create the needed connections to Stripe during initial setup using the Setup Wizard. In most cases manual configuration, as shown below, will not be necessary.

After you’ve installed WP Simple Pay and activated your license (if you purchased the Pro version), you’ll now need to connect to your Stripe account. If you don’t yet have a Stripe account, you will be able to create one in the next step.

See Stripe’s business information requirements.

Stripe does restrict certain businesses from using their service. You can check the restricted business list here https://stripe.com/restricted-businesses

In your WordPress admin, go to WP Simple Pay → Settings → Stripe → Account. Click the Connect with Stripe button to connect WP Simple Pay to your Stripe account, or to create an account if you don’t have one already.

You’ll be taken to Stripe.com, where you’ll be prompted to either create a new Stripe account or log in to your existing one. Do not use “Skip this form” as this will create a temporary Stripe account that cannot be recovered or moved to Live Mode.

Once you complete this process, you’ll be taken back to your website’s Stripe Setup tab. On the same tab is the Test mode toggle. We highly recommend staying in Test mode until you’ve completed setting up your payment forms. Read more about using Test mode.

Now it’s time to create your first payment form.

Disconnecting from your Stripe Account

If you need to disconnect from Stripe for whatever reason (to connect to a different Stripe account perhaps), in your WordPress admin go to WP Simple Pay → Settings → Stripe → Account. Find Connection Status then click disconnect this account. You should see something very similar to this:

Once you have done that, you should once again see the Connect with Stripe button and are free to connect to another Stripe Account.

Important!

Connecting to a different Stripe account requires recreating your payment forms and tax rates. Review more information here.

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Updated on May 26, 2022