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PayPal Payments Standard Add-on

Accept credit card payments along with online payment systems without having to set up a separate payment system. Clients can choose to pay via their PayPal account or by entering credit card details, no PayPal account necessary. Purchase and download the add-on here.


Compare PayPal Express Checkout vs PayPal Payments Standard

Express Checkout

  • A client has to log in or register at PayPal
  • Available as a part of the main Bookly plugin 

Payments Standard

  • A client can just enter credit card details, no PayPal account necessary
  • Available as a separate add-on for Bookly


Set Up PayPal Payments Standard

1. Download the PayPal Payments Standard add-on for Bookly; install it as a new plugin.

2. In Settings > Payments, see PayPal payment system and choose ‘Payments Standard’ from the drop-down menu.

3. Enter your PayPal ID.

4. Leave Sandbox mode as ‘disabled’ if you want to launch PayPal payment method right away; switch to ‘enabled’ for testing.

You can set the order for payment options display on the front-end (Payment step in a booking form). Go to Bookly menu > Settings > Payments and simply drag the sandwich icon to move the payment option up or down the list.




Pricing capabilities - learn all about setting up pricing for your services.

Manage payments and appointments - keep track of your transaction log.



More payment options - if you want to give your clients a choice of payment methods.

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    Ryan Hutchinson

    Sorry if I'm overlooking something obvious but I'm not seeing the PayPal Payments Standard Add-On anywhere on your site or in your portfolio on Envato / CodeCanyon. Is this going to be made available for purchase soon?

    I'm also curious to know a couple of things:

    1. The payment form will be integrated directly within a website? No need to open PayPal in a new window/tab?

    2. Will an SSL certificate be required or recommended for sites processing PayPal payments using this add-on?


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    Support Team

    Hi Ryan, the add-on was approved by Envato yesterday, so it's available for purchase.

    1) The user will be redirected to a PayPal page to make the payment.

    2) It's not necessary, as the payment will be processed on PayPal's page, which is a secured page.

    Edited by Support Team
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    Jacob Silva

    I have the need to utilize PayPal's Authorize and Capture feature to collect payment method without immediately charging account. Can this be done through PayPal Express or this new Standard add-on? From my understanding, the PayPal API has a function built-in that allows it but I can't find documentation regarding your plugins usage of this feature.

    Thank you!

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    Support Team

    Hi Jacob, currently this functionality is not supported. The new PayPal Payments Standard add-on offers the option for customers to pay just by entering their credit card details, without having a PayPal account.

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    Jungwoo Lee

    I wonder how the payment form by paypal Standard would look different from the payment form by paypal Express?
    I know users will be redirected to a Paypal page by the two payment methods.
    Can I see any screenshot regarding it?

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    Support Team

    Hi Lee, the payment page won't look different, it will look the same as the page for PayPal Express Checkout.

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    I see no instructions for the Paypal Express installation. Where are those instructions? And also where can i find the API-user & password & Signature ? Is the API-user and API-password the same as my normal login-details for PayPal?

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    David Green

    Can I get a quick clarification?

    So someone selects the date and time of their session, and they pay for it with paypal (or credit card). The client receives notification that the transaction has taken place, and the bank account associated with Bookly is credited with the appropriate money.

    The appointment time booked will be indicated as not available at this time when other people look at the booking piece afterward.

    Do I have this correct?

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