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[resolved] PayPal Button Encryption (10 posts)

  1. omolo
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Is there anyway to make the PayPal buttons encrypted?

    Client is insisting on this (and I agree - for security) ....so, hopefully, I just missed something in the settings?

    Thanks in advance for your help!


  2. Encrypted in what way? Do you mean the URL that is used to redirect to PayPal?

  3. omolo
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I believe so. Once submitting from the website, I'm taken to PayPal and receive the following alert:

    "The seller accepts encrypted website payments only. You cannot pay the seller through un-encrypted buttons. Please contact your seller for more details."

  4. This actually has nothing to do with the configuration of the plugin, but there are two ways to fix it:

    1. Install an SSL certificate for your checkout page. Doing this will cause the buttons to be encrypted and all data will be served via https://

    2. Disable the encrypted payments requirements. This is perfectly fine and does not cause security problems for you. To do this, follow the directions here: https://support.bigcommerce.com/questions/963/What+is+the+%22seller+accepts+encrypted+web+site+payments+only%22+error+message+with+PayPal%3F

  5. omolo
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks! I suspected these were my only options. Will look into SSL :)

  6. Glad to help.

  7. peanutmms
    Posted 1 year ago #

    how does one install an SSL certificate to the check out page? Specific code or a plugin?

  8. I'd recommend you use the WordPress HTTPS plugin.

  9. peanutmms
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for the plugin. I have acquired an ssl through godaddy and am added in the plugin. When I click on the check out link I still get the above paypal message. Is there something special I need to do with the plugin?

  10. What's the exact error message you get?

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