Out of all the standard payment processors for WordPress and Woocommerce Stripe is our favourite. This is because it is easy and simple to use and the fees are lower than that of Paypal. Years ago Paypal was dominant but in recent times this grip on ecommerce payments has slipped and made way for more efficient and intuitive companies.
This guide is aimed at clients working with WPDesigns and therefore much of the work that is required to setup and configure Woocommerce and Stripe in the WordPress dashboard has been done by us. This guide is still applicable to those looking on how to integrate Stripe into their site. If you need help don’t hesitate to get in contact.
As you collect the information it is worth noting which keys belong to which. It is possible to work it out but it makes the process smoother if it can be seen at a glance.
An API Key or application programming interface is a unique code that allows two systems to pass information between and identify the system. Keys are created and unique to each system, they consist of a public and private key which work together to keep it secure.
In this case it is being used by Woocommerce and Stripe to communicate the payment information of your clients.
From the main “Overview” screen select “Developers”. If you require the test keys or the live keys this can be toggled on and off from here. It is recommended to go through the process and collect the test keys first so that it can all be tried out and working before trying to make the first purchase.
After you have collected all the test data, toggle off the switch and collect the live data.
After the API Keys are created you’ll need to create the Web Hook. The web hook allows updates from the payment system to your website – without it there will be no updates.
Click the web hook menu item to get started.
Get Your Web Hook
Now that your web hook is created you’ll need to get the code – much as with the API keys.
Once you have collected these you can send them back to us to be added into your site.