Support » Plugin: WooCommerce » Will Paypal Subscriptions Continue if deactivated?

  • Resolved iananderson


    We have 120 active subscriptions using WC Subscriptions and Paypal as the gateway. These are monthly ‘donations’, and as such we are wanting to move away from WC, to a more dedicated donor management system.
    If we were to deactivate WC subscriptions, would the Paypal subscriptions continue until we are ready to move them all over to our new system? I realise any emails associated with WC subscriptions wouldn’t get sent any more, but would Paypal still process the payments each month?
    Thanks for your help.

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  • Plugin Support Tseten D


    Hi Ian,

    I understand you would like to deactivate WooCommerce Subscriptions and you have 120 active subscribers with PayPal as your payment gateway. You would like to confirm if PayPal subscriptions will continue even after deactivating WooCommerce Subscriptions.

    Unfortunately no. You will need to keep WooCommerce Subscriptions to be able to have your subscribers renew their subscriptions monthly.

    PayPal is a payment gateway, and WooCommerce Subscriptions performs a number of tasks as part of renewal, including generating an order to record payment, emailing both you and the customer via email of the renewal and sometimes, processing the payment.

    To understand the Subscriptions renewal process you can check this documentation here:

    Plugin Support Tseten D


    To follow up:

    Could you please share a copy of your site’s System Status? You can find it via WooCommerce > Status.
    Select “Get system report” and then “Copy for support”.  Once you’ve done that, paste it here in your response.

    Plugin Support Rynald0s


    Automattic Happiness Engineer


    We haven’t heard back from you in a while, so I’m going to go ahead and mark this thread as resolved. If you have any other questions please start a new thread.


    Sorry for the delay.
    To follow up, if I was to transfer my site to a sub domain, would the subscriptions remain live and continue to process?

    Plugin Support Andrew


    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Hey again!

    If you transfer your WooCommerce site to another WooCommerce site, then your subscriptions would still fire off, yes.

    That would be the best way to make sure that all your subscriptions stay in place. You can then have the folks that are setup in WooCommerce start migrating over to your new system whenever you’d like to.

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