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PayPal API Payments for Elgg

1.0.3 2016-12-15 12:19 UTC

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Last update: 2020-01-29 03:50:15 UTC


Elgg 2.3


  • API for handling payments via PayPal API




See actions/payments/checkout/paypal.php for usage example.

Payment Status

You can use 'transaction:<status>', 'payments' hooks to apply additional logic upon payment status changes. Note that not all payment are synchronous, e.g. e-Check payments might take a while to clear.

Web hook events

Make sure to setup webhook via plugin settings. Web hook event data signature is validated for all requests to payments/paypal/api/webhook Web hook event data can be digested with 'digest:webhook', 'paypal_api' plugin hook that receives an instance of \PayPal\API\WebhookEvent as $params['webhook_event']


  • Your site must be served over HTTPS for the API requests and webhooks to work as expected

App Credentials

  • Login to https://developer.paypal.com
  • Create a new REST API app
  • Enter Sandbox and Live Credentials in Plugin Settings
  • You can switch to Live (production) mode in payments plugin settings
  • Once you have configured your credentials, setup Webhooks using the buttons in the plugin settings


To start making test payments:

  • Go to your dashboard at https://developer.paypal.com
  • Create a new sandbox account via Sandbox > Accounts > Create account
  • Use sandbox account credentials during checkout


  • Logs are enabled and located in the root of the data directory