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Gravity Forms eWAY

Integrate Gravity Forms with the eWAY credit card payment gateway

What is eWAY?

eWAY is a leading provider of online payments solutions for Australia, New Zealand and the UK. This plugin integrates with the Australian Direct Payments and Stored Payments gateways, so that your website can safely accept credit card payments.

Will this plugin work without installing Gravity Forms?

No. This plugin adds an eWAY payment gateway to Gravity Forms so that you can add online payments to your forms. You must purchase and install a copy of the Gravity Forms plugin too.

Can I use other eWAY gateways, outside of Australia?

Not yet. A premium plugin using eWAY's Rapid 3.1 API is coming sometime in 2014, so check back in a while.

Can I use the eWAY hosted payment form with this plugin?

No, this plugin only supports the Direct Payments API.

What is Stored Payments?

Like Direct Payments, the purchase information is sent to eWAY for processing, but with Stored Payments it isn't processed right away. The merchant needs to login to their eWAY Business Centre to complete each transaction. It's useful for shops that do drop-shipping and want to delay billing. Most websites should have this option set to No.

What is Beagle?

Beagle is a service from eWAY that provides a level of fraud protection for your transactions. It uses information about the IP address of the purchaser to suggest whether there is a risk of fraud. You must configure Beagle rules in your MYeWAY console before enabling Beagle in this plugin.

NB: You will also need to add an Address field to your form, and make it required. Beagle works by comparing the country of the address with the country where the purchaser is using the Internet; if you don't set it to Required, then Beagle won't be used when submitting the form without a country selected.

What Gravity Forms license do I need?

Any Gravity Forms license will do. You can use this plugin with the Personal, Business or Developer licenses.

Where do I find the eWAY transaction number?

Successful transaction details including the eWAY transaction number and bank authcode are shown in the Info box when you view the details of a form entry in the WordPress admin. Recurring payments don't get a transaction number when the payment is established, however, so only the payment status and date are recorded.

How do I add a confirmed payment amount and transaction number to my Gravity Forms notification emails?

Browse to your Gravity Form, select Notifications and use the Insert Merge Tag dropdown (Payment Amount, Transaction Number and Auth Code will appear under Custom at the very bottom of the dropdown list).

Why is the amount paid bigger than the form total when sandbox is enabled?

When the sandbox is enabled, the payment amount is rounded up by default, because the eWAY sandbox server returns different error codes when the amount has cents. This can be a useful feature for testing how your website displays errors, but you normally don't want it when testing a payment form.

Why do I get an error "This page is unsecured"?

When your form has a credit card field, it accepts very sensitive details from your customers and these must be encrypted. You must have an SSL certificate installed on your website, and your page must be accessed via SSL (i.e. the page address must start with "https:"). You can force a page with a credit card form to be accessed via SSL by ticking Force SSL on the Credit Card Field advanced settings page; see screenshots.

Can I do recurring payments?

Yes, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Castle Design. If you use conditional logic to hide/show a product field and a recurring payment field, you can even let customers choose between a one-off payment and a recurring payment. Payments can be scheduled for weekly, fortnightly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly billing. Examples will be presented on the plugin's homepage as time permits.

NB: when testing recurring payments in the Sandbox, you must use the special test customer ID 87654321. You can temporarily force this by enabling the setting "Force Test Customer ID in Sandbox".

I get an SSL error when my form attempts to connect with eWAY

This is a common problem in local testing environments. Please read this post for more information.

Can I use this plugin on any shared-hosting environment?

The plugin will run in shared hosting environments, but requires PHP 5 with the following modules enabled (talk to your host). Both are typically available because they are enabled by default in PHP 5, but may be disabled on some shared hosts.

  • XMLWriter
  • SimpleXML

Requires: 3.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.3
Last Updated: 2015-7-27
Active Installs: 600+


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