Mar 092020

The following WP Express Checkout General Settings tutorial shows you how to set up the general settings in the plugin and more.

Last Updated: April 14, 2021

Latest News: Updated the documentation.


This simple shopping cart plugin allows you to sell products or services in your site. Currently there are no addons, however as the plugin popularity grows the developers will include free and premium addons to help you further.

The following tutorial shows you how to set up and configure the general settings for WP Express Checkout. These are straightforward and simple instructions for anyone to follow.

WP Express Checkout version 1.9.6 changelog

  • The billing address and shipping address is shown (if available) on the order page or an order.
  • Added Product option ‘This is a Physical Product’ to enable shipping address collection at the time of checkout
  • Added product id reference to all top level elements in templates. Closes #23
  • Fixed an issue with the global post variable when no template is used in the shortcode.
  • Fixed an issue with variation radio options names.
  • Added Grunt task to generate WIP log from the latest commits log
  • Display product metaboxes above the Yoast SEO metabox
  • updated readme to set wp compatible to wp5.7

To Do List:

  • Can this be set up so someone can enter an invoice number, case id etc. and then enter the amount they wish to pay on their invoice?  We will look at adding something in the future. Check the following forum post to learn more.
  • How can I create a Paypal Subscription button? This is added in our to do list. Check the following forum post to learn more.

What You Need:

WP Express Checkout Plugin Tutorials:

WP Express Checkout General Settings

Step 1 ) Go to WP Express Checkout in your site admin panel to start setting up the general settings in the plugin. The following image shows you the admin menu options.

WP Express Checkout Admin Menu

  • Products
  • Add New Product
  • Orders
  • Settings


Step 2 ) Go to WP Express Checkout -> Settings -> General Settings as illustrated in the following image. From this point you have access to the following 3 tabs.

Settings Admin Tabs

  • General Settings
  • Email Settings
  • Advanced Settings

Note: You can also read the plugins documentation by clicking on the following link WP Express Checkout.


Global Settings

Step 3 ) The following image Global Settings allows you to set up the following options in the plugin.

Global Settings

  • Currency Code
  • Currency Symbol
  • Thank You Page URL = Note: This page is automatically created when you install and activate the plugin for the first time.


Step 3-a ) The following image Currency Code allows you to select the default WP Express Checkout language for your site.


PayPal Credentials Settings

Step 4 ) The following image PayPal Credentials allows you to set up the following options.

PayPal Credential Settings


Checkout Form

Step 5 ) The following image Checkout Form allows you to set up the following options.

Checkout Form Settings

  • Show in a Modal Window
  • Open Modal Button Text


Button Style Settings

Step 6 ) The following image Button Style allows you to set up the following options.

Button Style Settings Part 1

  • Button Type
  • Button Shape
  • Button Layout
  • Button Height


Step 6-a ) The following image allows you to set up the following options.

Button Style Settings Part 2

  • Button Width
  • Button Color
  • Button Preview


Disable Funding Settings

Step 7 ) The following image Disable Funding allows you to set up the following options.

Disable Funding Options

  • Credit or debit cards
  • PayPal Credit


Shipping & Tax Settings

Step 8 ) The following image Shipping & Tax allows you to set up the following options.

Shipping & Tax Options

  • Shipping Cost
  • Tax (%)
  • This is a Physical Product


Debug Logging Settings

Step 9 ) The following image Debug Logging allows you to enable the following option. You can also click on the log links to view and reset the logs.

Debug Logging

  • Enable Debug Logging
  • View Log
  • Reset Log
  • Finally when you are happy with your settings click on Save Changes button.



Q1 Is it possible to use Simple Sopping Cart shortcodes to create products directly like echo do_shortcode (“[wp_cart_button name = ‘something’ price = ‘”. $ Price. “‘]);?

Answer: Unfortunately no. Check the following link support thread to learn more.


That is all you need to do to set up the general settings in the plugin.

I will be updating this post from time to time. So keep coming back for more.


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