Nowadays WordPress users have access to powerful e-commerce solutions like WooCommerce. WooCommerce allows you to do just about anything but it’s big. And if you are are new to online selling or just starting out with a new website you probably don’t need that much anyway. All you need is a solution that will allow you to sell your products through PayPal with some payment processing options at the same time.
In this post, I will review some of the top WordPress PayPal plugins that are available for free download and can help you accept PayPal payments on your WordPress site.
WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart
The Simple PayPal shopping cart plugin has been out there for a very long time. With 50,000+ active installs, It’s one of the most reliable plugins that you can find in the WordPress plugin directory.
The Simple Paypal Shopping Cart plugin allows you to easily add a PayPal shopping cart to your WordPress site. With shortcodes, you can create multiple PayPal Add to Cart buttons and embed them anywhere on your site. When a user clicks on an Add to Cart button, it automatically adds that item to the shopping cart. There is a separate shortcode to display the content of the cart. The user can also click on the “View Cart” link to see the items in their shopping cart.
When the user is ready to checkout they can click on the “Checkout with PayPal” button which will directly take them to the PayPal payment page. Upon completion of the payment they will automatically be redirected to a page that you can configure in the settings. The plugin will also send a confirmation email to the customer containing details of the purchase (If it’s a digital item a download link will be present in the email).
In addition, you can include shipping, tax as well as allow customers to use coupon codes.
With 40,000+ active installs, this is one of the best PayPal Donations plugin for WordPress. It was developed specifically for accepting donations from a WordPress site. Just like the Simple PayPal cart you can add a shortcode or widget to create a donation button.
Some other notable features of this plugin are,
- Options for accepting donations in different currencies
- Redirect users to a particular page after they donate
- Customize the payment page in your PayPal account
- Raise funds/donations for a particular purpose
- Customize your donation button.
If you are just accepting donations from your site I will recommend you to use this one.
WP Easy PayPal Payment Accept
The WP Easy PayPal Payment Accept plugin gives you the flexiblity of setting up PayPal Payment button on your WordPress site. You can add multiple shortcodes or widgets to accept payments with a single click.
This plugin works great if you are accepting quick payments via Buy Now button. With minimal configuration it will let you accept payments for products or services. It also supports donation button.
Currently it has 20,000+ active installs which makes it the third popular PayPal plugin in the plugin repository.
Easy PayPal Buy Now Button
The Easy PayPal Buy Now Button plugin allows you to configure PayPal Buy Now button and accept payments easily in WordPress. It supports multiple languages and currencies. You also have an option to customize the size of the payment button. Currently it has 10,000+ active installs.
Ultra Simple PayPal Shopping Cart
The WP Ultra Simple PayPal Shopping Cart plugin was developed based on the Simple PayPal shopping cart framework. Despite its name, this plugin now looks different in terms of styles and features – which is why it has 6,000+ active installs.
Just like the PayPal shopping cart plugin you can create Add to Cart button and place it on your website. There are options for users to select variations with different sizes, colors etc. In addition to normal shipping you can choose to use PayPal profile based shipping.
WordPress PayPal is a new and simple yet powerful PayPal plugin for WordPress. Even though it has 1,000+ active installs so far it does offer some amazing features for accepting payments.
You can create Add to Cart, Buy Now, Subscription or a Donation button with a simple shortcode. Each button accepts a wide range of parameters that PayPal support. This gives users the ultimate freedom of customizing their PayPal buttons.
With WordPress PayPal plugin you can charge shipping, tax as well as handling fees for your products. You can also apply automatic discount to your Buy Now buttons.
If you are looking for a PayPal button plugin I will recommend you to use this one.