PayPal Payments Standard Add-on


All add-ons for Bookly require Bookly PRO installed and activated.

Accept credit card payments by integrating PayPal into your booking system. Clients can choose to pay using their PayPal account or by entering credit card details directly, no PayPal account necessary.

Please note that PayPal service availability may differ depending on your country or region. In some areas, PayPal may only allow payments through your account and may not support paying by card directly.

Compare PayPal Express Checkout vs PayPal Payments Standard (Add-on)

Express Checkout (see integration instructions here)

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

Payments Standard


1. Purchase, download, install and activate the PayPal Payments Standard (Add-on) in the Plugins section of your WordPress dashboard.

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

3. Enter your PayPal ID in the designated field.

4. By default, Sandbox mode is disabled. Enable Sandbox mode for testing purposes, or leave it disabled to launch the PayPal payment method immediately.

5. The price correction feature allows you to adjust the booking cost by adding a fee or discount when a customer selects this payment option.

6. The time interval of the payment gateway determines the duration after which the payment made via the payment gateway is considered incomplete. If the customer doesn’t complete the payment within the configured period, the appointment will be rejected. Please note that this functionality requires a scheduled cron job.

To adjust the order of payment options displayed on the front-end booking form, use the drag-and-drop functionality (sandwich icon) to reorder the payment options as desired.

Payments section in Bookly PRO



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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