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How to install PayPal Module on PrestaShop

Prestashop 1.6 How to install PayPal

The following guide will take you through all the steps needed to install PayPal on your PrestaShop website.

How to install PayPal on PrestaShop

Please select your PrestaShop version from below.

PrestaShop 1.6
PrestaShop 1.5

Install PayPal module on PrestaShop 1.6

Step 1 : Download the PayPal module from Prestashop.com

The first thing you need to do is download an official copy of the PayPal module from PrestaShop here.

Click the download button as shown in the picture below.

Download the PayPal module for prestashop

Next, save the zip file to your computer. Make sure to remember where it has downloaded it to.

Save PayPal module

Step 2 : Install PayPal module via your PrestaShop admin area.

Log into your admin area and move over the module's tab, then click the 'modules' popout.

Prestashop Modules

Next, click the 'Add a new module' button in the top right.

add a new module

Now you will need to upload the PayPal module to your site. Click the 'Choose a file' button.

Choose a file

Find the file on your computer and then select it. Finally, click the 'Upload this module' button.

Upload this module

PrestaShop will now upload this module for you and display 'The module was downloaded successfully' message.

The module was downloaded successfully

If you scroll down, you will now see the PayPal module has been uploaded to your prestashop admin. Click the 'Install' button next to it.

Install PayPal

You will now see a 'Module(s) installed successfully' message appear.

Module(s) installed successfully

Step 3 : Set up the PayPal module

The last thing you need to do is set up the module to work with your PayPal account. If you do not have a PayPal account, you will need to sign up at paypal.com.

If you have a Business PayPal account, choose yes otherwise - click no.

Already have a PayPal Business account

Next, click the 'Choose Website Payments Standard' radio button.

Choose Website Payments Standard

After this, click the 'Get my API credentials' button.

Get my API credentials

Log into your PayPal account in the popup window.

Log into PayPal

You will now be shown your PayPal API details. Copy these into the corresponding boxes in your PrestaShop admin.

PayPal API PRestashop details

Next select

  • Express Checkout shortcut
  • Use the the PayPal Login Functionality
    No (unless you want to enable this)
  • Use a Sandbox
    Set to Live Mode (recommended)

PayPal prestashop settings

Under Payment Type, select 'Direct Sales (recommended) then click the 'Save' button.

Direct Sales

You will now see a popup window saying "Congratulations, you can now start accepting payments with PayPal".

Click the close button in the top right.

Congratulations, you can now start accepting payments with PayPal

Finally load up your PrestaShop website as a customer. Next, add something to your cart then view the cart. You should see the PayPal express button is now live on your site.

PayPal live

That's it. You have now installed and enabled the PayPal module on your Prestashop site.

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