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The Ultimate Guide: How to Set up Payments in WooCommerce

WooCommerce is an open-source, eCommerce plugin for WordPress where small to medium business owners can create and manage their online stores easily and access features such as tax management, payments and shipping integration. WooCommerce is the brainchild of Mark Forrester, Magnus Jepson and Adii Pienaar. After making a business out of commercial themes for WordPress called WooThemes, the team ventured into plugin development in 2011 as customers were clamoring for more functionality. According to Hosting Tribunal, a web hosting review site, 22% of the top 1 million eCommerce websites use WooCommerce and 93.7% of all WordPress websites in the eCommerce space use the WooCommerce plugin.

The Ultimate Guide: How to Set up Payments in WooCommerce

Getting Started with WooCommerce

WooCommerce requires a WordPress account upon sign up. The company made this change in 2017 to improve security and convenience. Here’s how to easily get started with WooCommerce:

Step 1: Log in to your WordPress account and click “Plugins” on the dashboard’s menu. 

Step 2: Type “WooCommerce” on the Plugins search bar and click “Install Now.”

Step 3: Once installed, activate the plugin and complete the steps in the WooCommerce Setup Wizard which includes Store Details, Industry, Product Types, Business Details and Themes.

How to Integrate the BUx payment plugin to your WooCommerce Website

BUx is a leading payment platform in the Philippines, giving small to large businesses access to over 50,000 over-the-counter (OTC) locations all over the country (7-Eleven, Cebuana Lhuillier, Bayad Center etc.), mobile wallets (GCash, GrabPay etc.) and major banks (BPI, UnionBank etc.). Here’s how to integrate BUx to your WooCommerce website:

Option 1: Download the BUx plugin from the WordPress plugin directory

  1. Visit https://wordpress.org/plugins/bux-woocommerce/ to go to the Bux WooCommerce by UBX Philippines plugin and click “Download.”
  2. Log in to your WordPress account, click the Plugins tab on the side menu. Click the “Add New” button beside the “Plugins” section headline.
  3. Once redirected to the Add Plugins page, click the “Upload Plugin” button.
  4. Click “Choose File” on the Add Plugins page and choose the Bux WooCommerce zip file from your downloads.
  5. Click “Install Now.”
  6. Click the “Activate Plugin” button.
  7. The BUx tab should be visible on the WordPress dashboard’s side menu upon plugin activation.
  8. Visit BUx and log in. On your BUx dashboard, select “Integration” on the lower left side of the main menu.
  9. Next, copy the API Key, Client ID, and Client Secret for your WooCommerce website. 
  10. Switch back your WordPress dashboard and select “BUx” on the side menu.
  11. Paste the API Key, Client ID, and Client Secret then click “Save Changes” to complete the integration.

Option 2: Install the BUx plugin via the WordPress dashboard

  1. Go to the WordPress website and log in.
  2. On the side menu of the WordPress dashboard, click “Plugins”
  3. Type “BUx” on the search bar of the Add Plugins page.
  4. The Bux Woocommerce plugin will appear on the search results. Click the “Install” button then tap “Activate” after installation.
  5. The BUx tab should be visible on the side menu of the WordPress dashboard upon plugin activation.
  6. On the BUx Settings page, “Click to Link Your BUx Account” to automatically pull your credentials from your BUx account to your WooCommerce page.
  7. On the Authorize Application page, click “Allow” to link our BUx account to your WooCommerce page. Make sure that you’re logged in to your BUx account.
  8. Integrate BUx on your WooCommerce website and provide a hassle-free checkout experience for your customers today!

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