How to Set Up a Payment Gateway in phpFox

This article will focus on how to set up a payment gateway in phpFox.

If you are planning on accepting money for subscriptions, ads, or any other part of your site that you can monetize, you will need to set up a payment gateway.

To get started, select Settings > Payment Gateways

phpFox has two payment gateways loaded by default, PayPal and 2Checkout.  You have the option for both to activate them and/or put them in test mode.  If you have a payment gateway set to active, you will receive money through that gateway.  If you have a payment gateway set to test mode, then you will not receive money through that gateway.  By default, both 2Checkout and PayPal are set to inactive.

To change the settings for a payment gateway, select the down arrow to the left of the gateway you wish to use and choose Edit Gateway Settings.

2Checkout Settings

You can change the Title of your payment gateway, add a description of it, set it active or set it to test mode from the Editing 2checkout screen.  In order to be able to use 2checkout as your payment gateway in phpFox, you will need to sign up on their website and input your Vendor ID Number and Secret Word supplied to you by 2checkout into the 2checkout settings screen as seen below.

PayPal Settings

You can change the Title of your payment gateway, add a description of it, set it active or set it to test mode from the Editing PayPal screen.  In order to be able to use PayPal as your payment gateway in phpFox, you will need to sign up on their website and input your Email Address associated with your PayPal account into the PayPal settings screen as seen below.

After reading this article, you should understand how to setup either 2checkout or PayPal as your payment gateway for your phpFox website, and should be able to receive payments through your gateway.

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Stephanie Brown

Stephanie Brown

I am a web and graphic designer with 10+ years experience in website design and development, as well as website hosting. I have been working with the phpFox networking script for 3+ years. In those 3 years I have assisted clients with template/style customization and design, addon development, and general phpFox site maintenance. Outside of the internet, I am a mother of 2 young children, caretaker of 1 old english bulldog, 4 persian cats, and 1 baby black rat snake that decided to slither into our kitchen one day.

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