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How to Use the WP Simple Pay Setup Wizard

After you’ve installed and activated the WP Simple Pay plugin for the first time on your WordPress site, the new setup wizard should appear automatically.

If you’ve already installed and activated WP Simple Pay or the plugin was previously installed and removed from your site, the setup wizard will not appear automatically.

However, you can still launch the setup wizard in your WordPress dashboard by visiting WP Simple Pay > Settings > General > Advanced and clicking Launch Setup Wizard. Although you can access all WP Simple Pay settings without the setup wizard, this allows you to go through it and double-check your settings using its step-by-step style.

Go ahead and click Let’s Get Started.

For Step 1, you’ll be prompted to enter your license key, which can be retrieved from your purchase receipt email or from the Licenses area of your WP Simple Pay account.

Retrieve WP Simple Pay license key

Simply copy and paste this value into the license key field, then click Activate and Continue.

Step 2 is where you’ll need to connect WP Simple Pay to your Stripe account, whether it’s a new or existing one. If you don’t yet have a Stripe account, you’ll be prompted to create one during this step.

After clicking Connect with Stripe, you’ll be taken to one of the following authorization pages on stripe.com. Simply continue with connecting your Stripe account until you’re taken back to the setup wizard.

At this point, you’ll be connecting to Stripe in Test Mode only. This is by design so you are able to create your first payment form and fully test it before publishing and taking live payments. We’ll walk you through going live in a later step. Read more about using Test Mode.

Not logged into Stripe
Logged into Stripe

In Step 3, you’ll have the option to toggle on or off various email-related features in WP Simple Pay.

From the final screen of the setup wizard, all that’s left is creating your first payment form! From here, you can also view the various guides and walkthroughs available in our documentation.

Next Step: Creating Your First Payment Form

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Updated on May 26, 2022