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Paypal setup for EE3

Posted: April 16, 2018 at 4:19 am

Elaine Wildash

April 16, 2018 at 4:19 am


Can you point me to how to setup PayPal in EE3?

Which version of PayPal should I setup: Standard or Pro?




  • Support Staff

April 16, 2018 at 4:39 am

Hi Elaine,

PayPal Standard is an offsite payment method, so when your user selects that they are sent to PayPal, make a payment and then return back to the site.

PayPal Pro is an onsite payment method where your user enters their card details on your site, that info is sent to PayPal and they return success of fail, all whilst the user remains on the site…. however, onsite payment methods have a much higher scope for PCI compliance.

For PayPal standard you need just a normal PayPal business account, for PayPal Pro, you need a PayPal account that has website payments pro which incurs a monthly fee.

For lower PCI responsibility and no monthly fee I recommend using PayPal Standard, however which type of PayPal account do you have?

Elaine Wildash

April 16, 2018 at 4:51 am

Hi Tony,

Thanks for your reply.

We have a business account (no website payments pro) so PayPal Standard sounds like the best solution as per your recommendation.




  • Support Staff

April 16, 2018 at 5:11 am

In that case you just need to go to Event Espresso -> Payment settings

Find PayPal Standard in the list and add your PayPal Email in the ID field.

Make sure the Debugging checkbox is unchecked and save.

Note if your PayPal account does not have IPN’s enabled on it you’ll need to follow the steps here:

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