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 purchasing, downloading, activating, and configuring the PRO Stripe Terminal for WooCommerce plugin, as well as setting up and managing users.
*Note: This is the Setup guide for the PRO version of the Stripe Terminal for WooCommerce. If you are looking for the Setup guide for the FREE version, please click here.
Before you can install and activate the plugin, you will need to purchase a license. If you have our free version installed, you can upgrade by clicking the PRO buttons on your plugin’s settings. Otherwise, you’ll need to purchase a license on arcanestrategies.com.
Having purchased a license, you will now be able to access your registration code and package download link through the Arcane site and through your emailed receipt.
Now that you have downloaded and installed the plugin, you will need to activate it in WooCommerce.
*Note: If you have the FREE version installed, make sure it has been updated to the latest version to avoid legacy issues.
You will notice that an error message has appeared saying you do not have access to the plugin. To gain access, you will need to enter your registration code in the plugin settings panel. We will then be able to complete the plugin configuration process.
*Note: For security purposes, the plugin will become locked when a session expires (which will hide the feature from checkout). To release the lock, you will see a warning with a refresh button. Visit the plugin settings page and click the refresh button to release the lock. The plugin will not allow shared logins to access the plugin simultaneously, so separate licenses must be issued to each user.
Once you set up your card reader, you will be ready to perform credit card transactions on your WordPress site using the PRO terminal plugin. However, at this point, you will only be authorized to do so using the account with which your license was purchased on arcanestrategies.com. If you want to enable another user to perform credit card transactions for your business, you will need to make them a separate account in WordPress and set appropriate permissions.
The PRO Stripe Terminal WooCommerce setup 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 PRO terminal plugin in your WooCommerce store.
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