PayPal Payflow Pro Payment Gateway

With PayPal Payflow Pro, you can accept payments for registrations via a credit or debit card.

Event organizers like you prefer Event Espresso for planning art classes, conferences, nonprofit events, festivals, and more! With an event registration plugin like Event Espresso, you can create an event registration form so you can receive payments from your attendees for their event registrations using PayPal Payflow Pro.


Why PayPal Payflow Pro?


PayPal Payflow Pro is available to event organizers in Australia, Canada, United States, and New Zealand. Create an event registration form with PayPal Payflow Pro and Event Espresso and securely receive online payments for your event registrations through PayPal Payflow Pro. You’ll receive payments to your merchant account as your attendees pay for their event registrations with debit cards or credit cards.


Our event organizers like PayPal Payflow Pro for its ability to connect to another processor so you can receive payments through services like World Pay, Moneris, and Elavon.

You can create an account with PayPal so you can start accepting online payments securely for your event registrations using PayPal Payflow Pro.


How do I get started with PayPal Payflow Pro for my event registrations?


Are you currently using Event Espresso for your event registrations on your WordPress website? Event Espresso includes a payment gateway for PayPal Website Payments Pro.

What is the difference between PayPal Website Payments Pro and PayPal Payflow Pro?

With PayPal Website Payments Pro, payment processing with PayPal is a complete package. With PayPal Payflow Pro, the service includes a payment gateway only and then you need to connect it to a supported processor (e.g. World Pay, Moneris, Elavon, etc) with an existing merchant account.

Both services above are premium services with PayPal with a monthly fee. If you are not paying a monthly fee to PayPal, then you may be looking for PayPal Express Checkout which is included in Event Espresso.

If you want to use PayPal Payflow Pro with Event Espresso, then you can purchase the PayPal Payflow Pro extension for Event Espresso here while logged into your account on You’ll then see PayPal Payflow Pro in your downloads area in the lower right of your account page.

Need a support license for Event Espresso?

Here are the steps to get started with Event Espresso and PayPal Payflow Pro right now.

1) Join other event organizers who trust Event Espresso for their event registrations and purchase a support license for Event Espresso today

2) Afterward, you’ll be logged into your new account on and, a welcome email will be sent to your email address

3) Follow the quick start guide for Event Espresso to get up and running quickly with your events through Event Espresso and PayPal Payflow Pro

If you need an account with PayPal Payflow Pro, then you can sign up for one right now on You can also call PayPal to get a new account here: 1-855-456-1338.


Frequently asked questions about the PayPal Payflow Pro payment gateway


Is a WordPress website required?
Event Espresso is a plugin for WordPress so you’ll need a website running WordPress to use Event Espresso. If you don’t currently have a website, then check out Event Smart where you can accept online event registrations with PayPal PayFlow Pro.

How can I set up a recurring payment, payment plan, or a subscription through PayPal Payflow Pro?
Recurring payments, payment plans, or subscriptions are not currently supported in the PayPal Payflow Pro. When an attendee pays for their event registrations with PayPal Payflow Pro, they pay up front so, you receive your funds right away.

When I refund a payment, does it also refund through PayPal Payflow Pro?
Refunds in Event Espresso 4 are currently a two-step process. First, apply the refund through the transaction details screen of Event Espresso in your WP-admin (WP dashboard). Then log in to your merchant account and process the refund.

Is an SSL certificate needed for PayPal Payflow Pro?
A dedicated SSL certificate is recommended if you are accepting payments on your website.

Do I need to be PCI compliant?
Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) is required if you are processing, storing, or transmitting credit card data. Event Espresso recommends using a dedicated SSL certificate on your website.

View more information on PCI compliance from PayPal.


You are covered by our 30-day money back guarantee!

The PayPal Payflow Pro payment gateway documentation can help you with questions like:

– How do I install the add-on on my WP website once I’ve purchased it from
– How do I set up the extension once I install and activate it on my WordPress website?
– What are some common questions about the add-on?

Check out the documentation for the PayPal Payflow Pro payment gateway.

Still, need more help? Log in to your account on and get help from our support team today.

Event Espresso