PayPal Express – Getting Started

PayPal for Caldera Forms

Create forms to process payments using PayPal Express checkout.

Completed payments include a full transaction meta panel in the entry view.

All Transaction data is magic tag enabled. This means you can include transaction information in your notifications or use them to determine conditions on following processors.

Get the Add-on

Using the Add-on

Enter the three components of your API credentials in the Caldera Forms PayPal processor settingsThis step requires API credentials from PayPal. If you do not have the credentials yet, see the next step.

The add-on is a Form Processor. This means you can add it to any form via the Processors tab in the form builder.

You must copy all three parts of your API credentials into the first three fields in the processor setup tab.

The calculation field can be or a select field can be used for the total field, which is required, and for the quantity field, which is optional. You must also use an email field to specify the email address for the PayPal account being used to pay for the item.

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Getting PayPal API Credentials

Note: PayPal is constantly making changes to their user interface. We will do our best to keep these docs up to date.

  1. Login to your PayPal  account.
  2. In the Tools menu select Business Setup
  3. Select the On Your Website option and click Continue
  4. Select “Option A Work with an e-commerce solution that’s already integrated with PayPal”
  5. This opens up new options, click “Get your API Credentials

The next page looks like this:

Get PayPal API Credentials


Under “NVP/SOAP API integration” click the “View API Signature” link. This takes you to a page that looks like this:

View PayPal API Credentials

On this page, you can view and copy your API Username, API Password and Signature. These are the credentials you need for the Caldera Forms PayPal add-on.

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