10 WordPress PayPal Plugins for Easily Accepting Payments

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Are you looking to accept payments on your WordPress site? PayPal makes it easy for website owners to accept payments without online. In this article, we will show you 10 WordPress PayPal plugins for accepting payments.

PayPal and WordPress

Before we start, if you just wanted to quickly add a PayPal donate button on your site, then check out our tutorial on how to add a PayPal donate button in WordPress.

For all others who want to accept PayPal payments for selling products and services, please continue reading.

1. Quick PayPal Payments

Quick PayPal Payments

This simple but powerful plugin allows you to easily accept payments using PayPal. All you need to do is setup a payment form and add it to any page on your site using a shortcode. The plugin also provides an easy user interface to customize the appearance of your payment form.

2. PayPal Responder

PayPal Responder

PayPal Responder allows you to sell individual products on your site using PayPal. Your users can pay for a product using PayPal, and you can setup an autoresponder which sends users the link from where they can download or get the product you are offering. It is really simple and particularly useful for single product sites because it eliminates the need to add a shopping cart.

3. PayPal Donations

PayPal Donations

PayPal donations is a simple plugin that comes with shortcode and a ready to use PayPal WordPress widget that you can add to your sidebars. All you need to do is install and activate the plugin, then visit Settings » PayPal Donations to configure the plugin. You can choose a thank you page where users will be redirected after the donation.

4. PayPal Payment Shortcode

PayPal Payment Shortcode

As the name suggests, this plugin allows you to add a PayPal button using a WordPress shortcode. You can configure all the plugin options inside the shortcode which makes it a bit complicated. The plugin page has all the possible parameters and instructions on how to use it.

5. WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart

WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart

The WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart provides an easy way to sell products / services on your website and accept payments using PayPal. It adds a shopping cart system and allows users to add products (physical as well as digital goods) to their cart. On checkout users can pay using PayPal.

6. Easy PayPal Shopping Cart

Easy PayPal Shopping Cart is another WordPress shopping cart for PayPal that allows you to sell on your site. You can simply insert add to cart button on any WordPress page. It takes users to PayPal where they can make payment. This plugin also allows you to set up redirect pages for confirmation and thank you notes.

Easy PayPal Shopping Cart

7. PayPal for WooCommerce

WooCommerce is the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugin, and it has built-in support for standard PayPal accounts. PayPal for WooCommerce provides support for both PayPal express checkout and PayPal Pro API support for all WooCommerce websites. It adds PayPal Payments Pro tab to the checkout settings in WordPress where you can configure the plugin.

PayPal for WooCommerce

8. PayPal Payment

PayPal Payment is a relatively new plugin which offers a PayPal WordPress widget and a shortcode. You can add PayPal button into posts, pages, and sidebars. The plugin also maintains a list of payments and sends payment confirmation emails to the WordPress admin as well as the customer.

PayPal Payment

9. PayPal Pro and PayPal Express for Easy Digital Downloads

PayPal for EDD

Easy Digital Downloads is another popular WordPress eCommerce plugin that has built-in support for PayPal. This plugin adds PayPal Express and PayPal Pro payment gateways to your Easy Digital Downloads site. Using PayPal Pro API in WordPress, your customers can enter their credit card information without leaving your website. It allows you to seamlessly integrate your WordPress site with PayPal. Note: PayPal Pro is only available in USA, UK, Canada and Australia.

10. PayPal Payments for Gravity Forms

PayPal Addon for Gravity Forms

Gravity Forms is one of the most popular form management plugin for WordPress. The PayPal payments add-on allows you to accept payments in Gravity Forms. You can create your own forms such as order forms, donation forms, or product purchase forms. It can be used for recurring payments, sponsored posts payment, donations, etc.

We hope this article helped you find a PayPal WordPress plugin for accepting payments on your site. You may also want to check out our guide on 5 PayPal alternatives to collect payments for in WordPress.

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5 Best Contact Form Plugins for WordPress Compared

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Are you looking to add a contact form on your WordPress site? Not sure which one of the 1625+ WordPress contact form plugins to use? In this article, we have hand-picked the 5 best contact form plugins for WordPress and compared their pros and cons, so you can easily add a contact form in WordPress.

Contact Forms

1. Gravity Forms

Gravity Forms is the most popular paid contact form plugin for WordPress. We use it on WPBeginner and all of our other websites. We find it extremely easy to use and has all the functionality one can ask for.

Gravity Forms

Pros

Gravity Forms is the most beginner friendly contact form plugin for WordPress.

With the help of additional add ons, Gravity Forms can be used to create surveys, quiz, user submitted content, web directory and even lead generation.

It comes with premium support options like FAQs, knowledge base, forums, and email support. This means that help is available when you need it.

Cons

Gravity forms is a bit expensive than other WordPress contact form plugins. However, if you are using it on multiple sites and projects, then the cost should not be a big deal.

WPBeginner users can use this Gravity Forms coupon that will give you 25% off.

2. Ninja Forms

Ninja Forms is a freemium contact form plugin for WordPress. It can be used to create highly interactive form with very little effort.

Ninja Forms

Pros

The base plugin for Ninja Forms is available for free from the official WordPress repository. This means you can download and install it on as many sites as you like.

There are premium extensions which allow you to extend Ninja Forms functionality such as connecting with Campaign Monitor, Freshbooks, Salesforce, SMS notifications, etc.

There is a helpful community support option, as well as documentation, guides, and email support.

Cons

Even though the main plugin is available for free, the extensions are not. Buying two or more extensions or even the developer bundle will cost you nearly the same amount as Gravity Forms.

3. Formidable Pro

Formidable Pro is quickly becoming a popular choice among WordPress users and developers. It allows you to quickly create beautiful contact forms and comes with all the goodies you would need from a premium form plugin.

Formidable Pro

Pros

Formidable Pro makes it really simple to set up your first WordPress contact form.

Just like Ninja Forms, the basic Formidable Pro is available for free. This single site license costs $47, and the unlimited license costs $117.

There are 12 add-ons that come with the standard and unlimited plans. This allows you to integrate Formidable pro with MailChimp, Basecamp, Trillio, and many other services through Zapier addon.

Cons

Formidable Pro is relatively new in the race as compared to Gravity Forms. At the moment there are fewer addons than Gravity Forms. But hopefully this will gradually change as their user base grows.

4. Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 is one of the most downloaded plugin in the official WordPress plugin directory. It is a completely free WordPress contact form plugin offering an alternative to premium plugins.

Contact Form 7

Pros:

Price is probably the most important advantage of using Contact Form 7. You are free to install it on as many sites as you want.

There are several third-party plugins that act as add-on plugins for Contact Form 7. Most of them are available for free.

It is great for creating a basic contact form for your blog.

Cons:

Contact Form 7 can be a bit difficult to set up for absolute beginners. The user interface is not very intuitive.

Since it is a free plugin, support options are limited.

There are several third-party add-ons available for Contact Form 7, but the official plugin website doesn’t have an add-ons directory which makes it difficult to find add-ons to extend the functionality of the base plugin.

5. Fast Secure Contact Form

Fast Secure Contact Form is another popular free WordPress contact form plugin. As the name suggests, the plugin focuses on preventing spam and making contact forms secure.

Fast Secure Contact Form Plugin

Pros:

The most obvious advantage of using Fast Secure Contact Form is the price. The plugin is available for free from WordPress plugin directory.

It uses Akismet spam protection to deal with contact form spam. You can also install a companion plugin to add CAPTCHA support.

Cons:

Integrating it with other apps is not very easy for beginners and non-developers. Also support options are limited because it is a free plugin.

Which is the Best Contact Form Plugin for WordPress?

The plugins we mentioned in this article are can all help you create a contact form plugin. However deciding the best contact form plugin varies based on your needs.

For example, if you are beginner level blogger, and you don’t mind spending a little more time on troubleshooting things, then you can go for Contact Form 7 or Fast Secure Contact Form plugins.

On the other hand, if you want to add complex forms, then you need a premium plugin like Gravity Forms, Ninja Forms, or Formidable pro.

Our pick would be Gravity Forms because we use it on all our sites.

We hope this guide helped you choose the best contact form plugin for your WordPress site. You may also want to take a look at our guide on the best WordPress backup plugins compared (Pros and Cons).

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