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Setting up the PayPal Website Payments Pro payment processor credentials

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In order to use the PayPal Website Payments Pro payment processor, you will need input credentials into Soapbox that will be provided by your PayPal for API Username, API Password and API Signature.

How you enter these credentials in Soapbox is determined by the version of the Soapbox administrator your site has.

I have the Soapbox Engage Administrator with...I have the Soapbox CMS Administrator with...
  • Main menu with no drop down options
  • Home link in the main menu
  • Soapbox Engage User Account module at the top of the right column of the home page

  • Main menu with many drop down options
  • Extentions link in the main menu
  • Getting Help with Your Soapbox Site module at the top of the right column of the home page

For Soapbox sites using the Soapbox Engage administrator:

  1. Login to your Soapbox Engage administrator
  2. In the right column, click Payment Processor Settings
  3. For Payment Gateway, select PayPal Pro
  4. For API Username, enter the information from your PayPal Website Payments Pro account
  5. For API Password, enter the information from your PayPal Website Payments Pro account
  6. For API Signature, enter the information from your PayPal Website Payments Pro account
  7. For Test Mode, select No, if you are using a PayPal Website Payments Pro production account, or Yes, if you are using a PayPal Website Payments Pro sandbox account for testing purposes
  8. Click Save Payment Processor Settings

For Soapbox sites using the Soapbox CMS administrator:

  1. Login to your Soapbox Engage administrator
  2. In the main menu, go to Extensions > Plugin Manager
  3. In the Plugin Manager, in the upper right for the drop down that says "- Select Type -", choose "payment-gateway"
  4. In the filtered list of plugins, disable any except Payment Gateway - PayPal by clicking the icon in the Enabled column
  5. Enable Payment Gateway - PayPal by clicking the icon in the Enabled column
  6. Click Payment Gateway - PayPal
  7. In the right column, for API Username, enter the information from your PayPal Website Payments Pro account
  8. For API Password, enter the information from your PayPal Website Payments Pro account
  9. For API Signature, enter the information from your PayPal Website Payments Pro account
  10. For Test Mode, select No, if you are using a PayPal Website Payments Pro production account, or Yes, if you are using a PayPal Website Payments Pro sandbox account for testing purposes
  11. Click Save
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