Creating A Paypal Application

"Social Network Integrations" Documentation by "WPWeb"


To create a Paypal App, go and visit: https://developer.paypal.com/developer/applications

You need to be logged in to your PayPal account to be able to access their developer page. So first, login to your PayPal account and then follow the link above to get to their developer page. This should look similar to the one shown in the image below:

Paypal Developer Page

When you click on "Create a App", A new window will pop up (see image below). Enter a App name and Sandbox developer account. Now Click on Create App.

Create A New Paypal Application

By clicking on Create App, it will redirect you to the settings page for your new PayPal App. page will look like as mentioned in the image below:

Paypal App Credential Settings

Important: Use the "Return URI" field same as the Paypal Callback URL meentioned on the social login setting page. If these entries do not completely match the URL of your website, the application won't work.

Underneath the "App feature options" First, uncheck "Accept Payments", "Invoicing", "Payouts" and keep only "Log In with PayPal" as checked.

App Return URL and Other Settings

Now click on "Advanced Options" under "Log in with PayPal". We'll need to change a few things in this section. You should:

  • check "Personal Information" and then uncheck "Date of Birth" and "Age Range".
  • Enter links of your Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions pages.
  • Check "Address Information".
Paypal App Advance Settings

Now, Copy the Client ID and Client Secret in to the Paypal App settings within the Plugin settings page (See image below).

paypal Application Plugin Setting Page

Important: When you copy and paste all the needed IDs and Keys, make sure, that you don't have any empty spaces, either at the beginning nor at the end of these entries. If you have any empty spaces, then the Application won't work and will show an error message when you try to connect to the App.

After you entered the Client ID and Client Secret, click on the "Save Changes" button within the plugin's settings page.