In order to accept recurring payments using the plugin

In order to accept recurring payments using the plugin is it necessary to have PayPal's recurring payment service activated in my account or is my regular PayPal account okay?

  • Jude
    • DEV MAN

    Howdy @glenngarnes

    Hope you are keeping well !

    Do you mean the PayPal Standard Gateway ? Its best not take recurring payments with PayPal Single Gateway, If you use this gateway for recurring payments then your members have to confirm each recurring payment individually.

    Its best to use PayPal Standard Gateway for taking recurring payments. This advanced PayPal gateway will handle all payment types, including trial periods and recurring payments but you will need to have PayPal Merchant account for configuring PayPal Standard Gateway.


  • Michael Bissett
    • Recruit

    Hey Glenn Garnes, Michael here, apologies for the delay on this one!

    You shouldn't need that, the only requirement for using the recurring gateway inside of Membership 2 Pro would be the ability to set a IPN URL inside the PayPal account (which is a free business account from PayPal would be able to do), and a merchant account ID (something also available in a free business account).

    Kind Regards,

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