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Stripe Setup – Connecting your Stripe Account

Assuming you’ve installed WP Simple Pay and activated your license, you’ll now need to set your Stripe API keys. If you haven’t already, you’ll also need to sign up for a free account at Stripe.com.

In your WordPress admin, go to Simple Pay → Settings → Stripe Setup. Click the “Connect with Stripe” button to connect WP Simple Pay to your Stripe account.

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.

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.

Read more about Stripe Connect.

Manually Entering your Stripe API Keys (optional)

You can skip this step if you already connected to your Stripe account following the above steps.

Although we recommending authenticating with your Stripe Account using the “Connect with Stripe” option, if you’re using WP Simple Pay Pro you can enter your Stripe API keys manually if preferred.

First, log in to your Stripe dashboard and select Developers from the menu.

Next, select API Keys from the menu (under “Developers”).

In addition, make sure View Test Data is toggled on so you’re in Test mode. See Using Test Mode for more details.

Now open up a new browser tab and log in to your WordPress admin. Then go to Simple Pay Pro → Settings → Stripe Setup.

Find Connection Status then click Manage API Keys Manually. At this point, you’re going to need to copy and paste 4 Stripe API keys from your Stripe dashboard to your WP Simple Pay Pro settings.

Back in your Stripe dashboard tab, start by copying your Publishable key (starts with “pk_test_”), switching to your WP admin tab, and pasting it into the appropriate text box.

Now do the same for the Secret key (starts with “sk_test_”).

Back in your Stripe dashboard tab, switch to Live mode (toggle “View Test Data” off), and repeat the above for your live keys. When done, click Save Changes.

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 Simple Pay Pro → Settings → Stripe Setup.

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.

Updated on September 3, 2019

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