by Abigail Leaman - June 11, 2021
With the Stripe Terminal for WooCommerce plugin, you can accept in-person credit card payments directly from your e-commerce site in WordPress. But before you can set up a card reader and start performing transactions, you will need an active terminal plugin installed to your WordPress site. In this Setup guide, we’ll walk you through downloading, activating, and configuring your FREE Stripe Terminal for WooCommerce plugin.
*This is the Setup guide for the FREE version of the Stripe Terminal for WooCommerce Plugin. If you are looking for the Setup Guide for the PRO version, click here.
If you prefer to complete the installation manually, you can find the package download link on the FREE Terminal for Stripe and WooCommerce plugin page. From there, you’ll just need to unzip the file and copy the unzipped folder into your WordPress plugins directory. Be sure to activate the plugin from the WooCommerce ‘Plugins’ menu when you’re done.
Now that the plugin is installed and active, it will be provided as a payment method on WooCommerce. Before you’re ready to set up a card reader and start perform credit card transactions, you’ll need to configure a few settings.
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Once you set up your card reader, you will be ready to perform credit card transactions on your WordPress site using the FREE terminal plugin. However, you will only be authorized to do so using an account that has been given appropriate permissions.
The FREE Stripe Terminal plugin installation and configuration procedure is now complete. Once you set up a card reader, you will be ready to start performing in-person credit card transactions with the terminal plugin in your WooCommerce store.
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