How to accept Credit card payments on your website Using WordPress, Card-connect, and Woo-commerce.
For those of you into online marketing and you do not know how to set up a payment gateway on your website, this will be of great help to you. I am going to be showing you how you can take your web press website, your card connect merchant account and link them together to accept payments on your website for your Products and service.
And for these, there is no custom coding or programming needed to execute this just follow the instructions and you will be up and running without any stress of paying somebody to get it done for you.
THINGS YOU’LL NEED.
The things you are going to need to carry out this operation first of all is.
- A hosted WordPress website;
You must have a hosted WordPress website with a theme that is compatible with the WooCommerce plugin(which is free, and all you have to do is download the plugin). It should be a free website that is from wordpress.com but one that is hosted with a company like, Bluehost, Hostgator, Namecheap, etc.
- CardConnect Merchant Account.
You need to have an active merchant account with card connect.
So what you do now is to take you WordPress company website and link them together with CardConnect merchant account through us of the Cardconnect WooCommerce plugin
STEP 1. Email CardConnect to request Woocommerce Credentials.
These credentials are simply the numbers and code that you will plug into the woo-commerce plugin to make it active.
In the email, you will request both the production environment and the Live environment credentials. You will need to specify your merchant ID number and your Company name in the email. As Show in the screenshot below.
The email you are going to get will look like this as shown below.
And ones you have both of them you can begin the configuration of the plugin with the credentials mailed to you.
Step 2: Download the Card Connect Woocomerce plugin to your website.
To download the WooCommerce plugin, you need to log in to your WordPress dashboard panel and go to the plugins tab at the sidebar and click add new.
The first Plugin is the CardConnect WooCommerce plugin. So search the term CardConnect WooCommerce.
This search results should Come out with the CardConnect plugin so click Install and activate immediately.
The second plugin you will need is the woo-commerce plugin so all you have to do is search for Woocommerce and Install the one by Wootheme. Again click the install button and activate immediately.
If it is your very First time of activating this Plugin on your website, you will redirect you to the setup wizard.
It is an optional step and there is a lot of customization but it is very simple and this is what it looks like if you run the setup wizard.
First is the Page Setup which gives you the pages that are going to be added to your site as a result of installing WooCommerce Plugin to your website.
Next, select the location of your Business and click continue.
Then select if you’re charging sales tax and continue.
Then the fourth step is to select the payment option which you can just skip because we are going to be doing the card connect configurations already.
Then the final steps are to create your first product but before that, you will have to configure the card connect payment plugin.
So one of your Dashboard menus selects the Woocommerce option and the tab and select settings.
Next select Checkout from the top menu bar.
Then click on the card connect option on the Checkout option on the sub-tab.
Next check the enable card connect payment. Checking this box will enable you to toggle back and forth within the Testing environment and the Live mode.
With that been done, you can now start inputting the credentials sent to you via the email and save changes.
Ensure that card connect is the default payment method unless you have other payment methods already. If you don’t make sure you visit each page on the checkout sub-tab to deactivate others.
With all the Instructions are given above, you are up and ready to start creating your first product and services that are for sale.
I hope this was very helpful
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