Do you want to add Apple Pay support to your WordPress site?
Apple Pay has increased in popularity over the last few years, and there are now various simple ways to accept Apple Pay as a payment option on your website.
We’ll show you how to accept Apple Pay in WordPress in this article.
Why Should WordPress Accept Apple Pay?
If you’re selling products or services on your WordPress site, it’s critical that you give your customers the option of paying with their preferred method.
Using a credit card is common, but other methods such as Apple Pay and Google Pay are gaining popularity. Apple Pay now owns over 40% of the mobile payment industry in the United States, and it simplifies online payments.
Online Apple Pay payments, on the other hand, can only be made using the Safari browser on a Mac or an iOS device.
Let’s take a look at how to accept Apple Pay in your online store, shall we?
Note: We’ll show you how to add an Apple Pay option to your WordPress site without having to add a full eCommerce cart, but we’ll leave other resources at the bottom of this article for those looking for complete eCommerce solutions.
How to Use WordPress to Accept Apple Pay
Because it’s both simple and powerful, WP Simple Pay is one of the most popular WordPress invoicing and payment plugins among small business owners. The best part is that there are no additional transaction fees with WP Simple Pay, and you can set it up without the hassle of a cart system.
While the plugin has a free version, you’ll need the Pro version to accept Apple Pay, generate on-site payment forms, and other features.
The WP Simple Pay setup procedure will launch automatically after activation. To keep going, simply click the ‘Let’s Get Started’ button.
You’ll be prompted to input your license key first. This information can be found on the WP Simple Pay website in your account.
After that, to go to the next step, click the ‘Activate and Continue’ button.
You’ll now need to link WP Simple Pay with Stripe. Stripe is a popular payment gateway that makes integrating Apple Pay into your WordPress site a breeze. It also accepts all major credit and debit cards, as well as Google Pay and other services.
Simply click the ‘Connect with Stripe’ button, and you’ll be able to log in or establish a new Stripe account. Stripe allows anyone with a genuine business to set up an account and accept payments online.
Stripe demands that your site use SSL/HTTPS encryption. If your website does not yet have an SSL certificate, please review our step-by-step instruction on how to add SSL in WordPress.
You’ll be prompted to configure your WP Simple Pay emails once you’ve linked to Stripe.
You have already been given the ability to accept payments and send invoices to your clients. The ability to send payment notification emails is also available.
All you have to do now is type in the email address where you want the notifications to be sent.
After that, go ahead and click the ‘Save and Continue’ option. This completes your WP Simple Pay installation.
Creating a Payment Form in WordPress
The next step is to develop a payment form.
On the last page of the setup wizard, click the ‘Create a Payment Form’ button to get started. This will send you to the WP Simple Pay > Add New page automatically.
To begin, give the payment form a name and a description. After that, you can choose from a variety of form types (Embedded, Overlay or Stripe Checkout). Select the ‘Stripe Checkout’ option under Form Type for this example.
The next step is to select the Payment tab. You can choose between live and testing payment modes here. Testing mode allows you to make payments that aren’t charged to Apple Pay in order to ensure that your form is functioning properly and that emails are being sent.
When you’ve finished testing and are ready to start collecting payments from your clients, make sure to update this to ‘Live.’
You can also list the items or services you provide, as well as their prices and whether they are one-time or recurring payments.
Simply keep clicking the ‘Add Price’ button until you’ve included all of the prices you require. Then you’ll need to add a label and a price to each one. You can also choose whether the fee is a subscription or if the price is determined by the user, as in a contribution.
By clicking the tiny arrow on the right, you can show or hide a price.
After that, we’ll go to the ‘Form Fields’ tab. The form has already been filled out with the relevant fields, and you can add more if necessary.
You can select additional fields from the ‘Form Fields’ drop down and add them by clicking the ‘Add Field’ button. Name, phone number, address, and many other options are available.
‘Pay with Card’ is the default text on the button. You can alter the text to something more generic, such as ‘Pay Now,’ if you choose. Customers will no longer assume that credit cards are the sole way to pay.
Finally, the ‘Stripe Checkout’ tab lets you add more payment options and customize the checkout form that appears once a user clicks the ‘Pay’ button.
For the purposes of this tutorial, we’ll leave those settings alone.
When you’re finished editing your payment form, click the ‘Publish’ button to save your changes and make the form online.
We may now insert the form into a post or page on your site.
How to Include a Payment Form on Your Website
WP Simple Pay makes it simple to include forms on your website.
Create a new post or page, or update one that already exists. Then, in the WordPress block editor, click the plus (+) sign at the top and create a WP Simple Pay block.
Then, in the WPForms block, select your order form from the dropdown box.
After you’ve completed, you can update or publish the post or page, and then preview your form by clicking the preview button.
The Stripe checkout form will appear when your users click the Pay button.
The Apple Pay option will appear at the top of the form if they are using the Safari browser on a Mac or an iOS device such as an iPhone. Otherwise, Apple Pay will be disabled, and your customers will be able to pay with a credit card.
If you want to add Apple Pay to your WordPress site in a different way, you can use comprehensive eCommerce solutions like Easy Digital Downloads or WooCommerce. Apple Pay and Google Pay are supported by both of them.
We hope you found our tutorial on how to accept Apple Pay in WordPress useful.