Would you like to accept Apple Pay on your WordPress site?
Over the last several years Apple Pay has significantly grown in popularity, and now there are several easy ways to offer Apple Pay as a payment option on your website.
In this article, we’ll show you how to accept Apple Pay in WordPress.
Often that means using a credit card, but newer methods like Apple Pay and Google Pay are becoming more popular. Apple Pay now has over 40% of the mobile payment market in the US, and it makes online payments simple.
However, online Apple Pay payments can only be made from the Safari browser running on a Mac or iOS device.
Note: We’ll cover how to add an Apple Pay option in WordPress without adding a full eCommerce cart, but we will leave other helpful resources at the end of this article for those looking for full eCommerce solutions.
Upon activation, the WP Simple Pay setup wizard will start automatically. You simply need to click the ‘Let’s Get Started’ button to continue.
First, you’ll be asked to enter your license key. You can find this information from your account on the WP Simple Pay website.
After that, you need to click the ‘Activate and Continue’ button to move to the next step.
Simply click the ‘Connect with Stripe’ button, and from there you can log in to your Stripe account or create a new one. Anyone with a legitimate business can create a Stripe account and accept payments online.
Once you’ve connected to Stripe, you’ll be asked to configure your WP Simple Pay emails.
The options for payment and invoice emails to your customers have already been enabled for you. So is the option for sending payment notification emails.
Once you’ve done that, you need to click the ‘Save and Continue’ button. This completes your setup of WP Simple Pay.
Creating a Payment Form in WordPress
Next, you need to create a payment form.
You can get started by clicking the ‘Create a Payment Form’ button on the last page of the setup wizard. This will automatically take you to the WP Simple Pay » Add New page.
You should start by giving the payment form a name and description. After that, you will need to select the ‘Stripe Checkout’ option under Form Type.
Don’t forget to change this to ‘Live’ when you’ve finished testing and are ready to start receiving payments from your customers.
You can also add the products or services that you offer, along with their prices and whether they are a one-time payment or a subscription.
You can show or hide a price by clicking the small arrow on the right.
Next, we’ll move on to the ‘Form Fields’ tab. The essential fields have already been added to the form, and you can add more if necessary.
The default text on the button is ‘Pay with Card’. If you like, you can change the text to something more generic, such as simply ‘Pay Now’. Then your customers won’t assume that credit cards are the only payment option.
Finally, the ‘Stripe Checkout’ tab allows you to select additional payment methods and tweak the checkout form that is displayed after the user clicks the ‘Pay’ button.
For this tutorial, we’ll leave those settings as they are.
When you are happy with your payment form, click on the ‘Publish’ button to store your settings and push the form live.
Now we can add the form to a post or page on your website.
Adding the Payment Form to Your Website
WP Simple Pay makes it super easy to add forms anywhere on your website.
After that, select your order form from the dropdown menu in the WPForms block.
Once you’re finished, you can update or publish the post or page, and then click on the preview button to see your form in action.
When your users click the Pay button, the Stripe checkout form will be displayed.
If they are using the Safari browser on a Mac or an iOS device like iPhone, then the Apple Pay option will be displayed at the top of the form. Otherwise, the Apple Pay option will be hidden, and your customers can pay using a credit card.