How to Store PayPal Payments from WordPress Form?

One of the most prominent JetFormBuilder features is the ability to receive PayPal payments just with the help of the correctly adjusted form. So let’s discover how you can set the needed form and keep all payments in a well-organized database table.

Build a WordPress Form

Initially, let’s check the Payments Gateways settings by navigating to WordPress Dashboard > JetFormBuilder > Settings

Here you can activate the Enable Gateways toggle to have the possibility to work with payments. Enable Test Mode is another available toggle that can be activated to test the payment system.

The following PayPal Gateway API section includes two Client ID and Secret Key fields, which should be completed with the corresponding data from your PayPal account.

Press the “Save” button after all the fields have been filled in.

jetformbuilder payments gateways settings

Go to WordPress Dashboard > JetFormBuilder > Forms and press the “Add New” button to build a form from the ground up.

Hover over the desired item to edit the existing form.

jetformbuilder forms add new

Adjust all the needed fields in the form. For instance, we use the Booking Form pattern that perfectly meets our needs.

Except for the form fields, we need to work on the settings of the entire form. So open the JetForm tab and scroll down to the Post Submit Actions section.

Among all the drop-down menu options, select the “Save Form Record.” It will save the needed information about the status of the completed form, its creation date, and the submitter on the separate Form Records page.

You can also press the pencil-shaped button to edit the action if needed.

save form record post submit action

In the opened editing window, you can see only one “Store the IP address and other request headers” toggle. You can activate it to save the IP address and User Agent information, as it is not saved by default. 

Also, keep in mind that the Text Field with the “Password” Field Type will not be stored on the Form Records page.

And don’t forget to hit the “Update” button before you close the window.

save form record post submit action editing window

Add other actions by clicking the “New Action” button if needed and go to the Gateways Settings section that precedes Post Submit Actions.

Here we pick the “PayPal Checkout” option and press the “Edit” button.

NOTE

The “Edit” button will be unavailable if you don’t select the Save Form Record post-submit action.

form gateways settings edit button

Now let’s find out about all the fields we need to complete in the PayPal Checkout Settings.

the first part of paypal checkout settings
  • Use Global Settings — toggle it on to pull out the Client ID and Secret Key if you have entered this information in the JetFormBuilder > Settings > Payments Gateways directory;
  • Client ID — complete this field with the Client ID that you can find in your PayPal account;
  • Secret Key — fill in the Secret Key attached to your PayPal account;
  • Gateway Action — select the scenario that will be performed once the form is submitted;
  • Request Button — push the “Sync Access Token” button to synchronize the data and proceed to the additional customization fields;
access token updated
  • Currency Code — add the needed global currency code;
  • Price/amount field — select one of the form fields representing the final price for the rendered service.

Look at the Available macros list; you can select one of the presented options and paste them into the following fields.

the second part of paypal checkout settings
  • Payment success message — complete the field with the text that will be shown once the user makes a payment;
  • Payment failed message — fill in a similar field. However, now it is meant for the unsuccessful payment.

Push the “Update” button to save all the completed data and the “Publish/Update” one on the top of the form to publish the final result.

built form with payment

Add the Form to a Page

Now decide where you want to place the newly built form. In the described case, we will put the form in a pop-up that will be triggered once the button on the single page is clicked. But don’t forget that you can place the form on the various pages.

So, we navigate to WordPress Dashboard > JetPopup > All popups. Here we can edit the existing popup or build a new one by pressing “Create New Popup.”

In the firstly appeared window, we select the layout preset of the pop-up.

jetpopup layout presets

Then click the “Create Popup” button, and, right in the editor, look for the JetForm widget. Select the form you have just created in the Choose Form field, and adjust the other settings if needed.

jetform widget

Also, we press the gear-shaped button to change the popup name in the Title field of the General Settings.

Press the “Publish/Update” button after all the customizations have been made.

jetpopup settings

Continue by following the WordPress Dashboard > Crocoblock > Theme Templates pathway and open the Single page editor.

single page edit button

Here, place a Button, set and style it, and open the Advanced tab. Find the JetPopup section and choose the created pop-up in the Attached Popup field.

Complete the following fields, and now you are free to push the “Update” button whenever you are satisfied with the result.

button jetpopup settings

Complete the Form

As we work with tours, we head to the specific tour page. If you have placed the form on the other page, open this page on the front end.

As you can see, the page looks right as we adjusted. Press the button which triggers the popup with the form.

tour page with booking button

And the form is now shown in the popup. Complete the fields and press the button you have set as a submit one.

the first part of the form

Yet, if all the obligatory fields are completed correctly, the submitted form will redirect you to the PayPal payment page.

Here the user can fill in all the details needed for successful payment.

paypal payment page

Check the Payment

For now, if the user is still completing the required data, you can already see the order by going to WordPress Dashboard > JetFormBuilder > Payments.

The unfinished payment is now marked as “Created” and “Not attached.” The same situation will appear if the user closes the payment window.

Though, if the user completes a payment form successfully, the payment changes its status to “Completed” and gets a Payer.

You can also see the payment creation date in the Created tab, the total amount in the Gross tab, and the payment ID.

Switch pages with the help of pagination and set the desired amount of the Results per page.

Press the item’s title in the Payment type column to see the payment details.

jetformbuilder payments page

Now all the needed information is shown in the database table.

Pay attention that Ip Address and User Agent are set as “Not recorded.” It is caused by the disabled “Store the IP address and other request headers” toggle in the Save Form Record post-submit action editor.

jetformbuilder successful payment

Moreover, we can head to the WordPress Dashboard > JetFormBuilder > Form Records to see more information regarding the completed form.

As you can see, the first form was created by the same author as the payment, so let’s check the additional information by pressing the title in the Form column.

jetformbuilder form records page

Here you can see the data about the completed form in the Form Fields, General Values, and Related Payment fields.

form record page

Now you know how to adjust the form with the convenient PayPal payment and store all the financial data in one systemized WordPress database table.