Set Up the PrestaShop PayPal and Google Checkout Modules

by Curt Donohue on September 19, 2011

There are now two new payment module tutorials in PrestaShop 1.4 Tutorials.  One is for the PayPal module and the other is for the Google Checkout module.

Both of these modules are included with the PrestaShop installation and are great free ways to accept credit cards.

Well, actually PayPal is more “free” than Google Checkout is.  The reason I say this is because Google Checkout requires an SSL certificate and PayPal does not.

So, you have to spend a little money to be able to use Google Checkout.  PayPal Standard is completely free.

If you are interested in learning more about SSL certificates, check out this page of search results for “SSL certificate” in the Bluehost Help Center.  You can find some really technical information about SSL certificates by reading this Wikipedia article titled “Transport Layer Security.”

Both tutorials assume you have already acquired the necessary accounts to accept payments.  The Google Checkout Merchant account is a little trickier to find than the PayPal signup.  You can find the Google Merchant account signup here.

The PayPal tutorial will show you, in detail, how to install and configure that module.

One of the biggest problems people have in setting up the module is understanding how and where to get their PayPal API information and then what to do with it when they get it.  This topic is covered at length in the video.

Google Checkout TutorialSimilar to the previous tutorial, the Google Checkout tutorial also shows you how to install and configure the module.  The tutorial also covers how to work with your Google Merchant ID and Merchant Key, which can be a little confusing.

And, it covers how to correctly configure the API Callback URL.  This is really important because there aren’t any directions regarding this step, at least that I could find.

If you are having trouble setting up the PayPal or Google Checkout modules, then you should check out PrestaShop 1.4 Tutorials.  For only $17/month you can have access to this tutorial as well as over 32 others.

If you want to find out more about the tutorials, then click here.

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Curt Donohue

Curt Donohue is a PrestaShop enthusiast and the creator of as well as PrestaShop 1.4 Tutorials.

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