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How to Setup PayFast

Part 1 – Downloading File

Follow the steps below once you have already purchased PayFast from ListingProWP.com/plugins

STEP 1: On ListingProWP official website, go to My Account

STEP 2: Under My Account select the View Details and Downloads.

STEP 3: On the Purchase Confirmation page, scroll down towards the end.

STEP 4: Under Products click the file name to start downloading the plugin file.

Part 2 – Installing File

STEP 1:  First unzip the download file, example: unzipme-payfast-xx.zip

STEP 2:  Go to WordPress admin > Plugins

STEP 3: Click Add New, and then select Upload Plugin

STEP 4: Click Choose File and select the file from the local machine.

STEP 5: Click Install Now and then Activate Plugin


Part 3 – License Activation

STEP 1: When a notification bar shows on the top, click Activate 

A prompt to enter the purchase key will appear.

STEP 2:  Go to the Purchase Confirmation page as explained above in Part-1 Step 3.

STEP 3:  Copy the license key.

STEP 4: Paste the license key.

STEP 5: Click Activate

If the activation is successful the red notification should now disappear.

Part 4 – Configuring Payment


STEP 1: Go to Theme Options > Payments > General

STEP 2: Enable Paid Submission by selecting YES

STEP 3: Under Currency for Paid Submission select your currency: ZAR (Only currency supported by PayFast)



Before proceeding signup for PayFast Account, go here

STEP 1: Go to Theme Options > Payments > PayFast

STEP 2: Enable PayFast by selecting Enabled

STEP 3: Under API TYPE select Live or Sandbox

STEP 4: Enter PayFast Merchant ID

STEP 5: Enter PayFast Merchant Key

STEP 6: Enter PayFast Passphrase

We high-recommended to first obtain and test with Sandbox. The API key is different for each mode (Sandbox/Live).



Theme Options Settings

STEP 1: Go to Theme Options > Payments > General

STEP 2: Enable Recurring Payment by selecting YES

If you want this option to be enabled by default during checkout enable Auto Recurring Payment by selecting YES. The user will have the option to turn off the auto-recurring feature during checkout itself.

Pricing Plan Settings

STEP 1: Go to WordPress admin > Pricing Plans 

STEP 2: Add or Edit a Plan (Not Free)

STEP 3: Enable Payfast Recurring Payment and select a Duration

STEP 4: Click Publish or Update to save the settings


Part 5 – Testing

Make sure you already have paid pricing plans. read more 

STEP 1: From front-end click Add Listing

STEP 2: Select a paid pricing plan.

STEP 3: Fill in the listing submission form.

STEP 4: Click Save & Preview

STEP 5: Click Pay & Publish

STEP 5: Click Pay & Publish

STEP 6: Select the listing and the PayFast and click Proceed to Next

STEP 7:  Review the payment summary and click Proceed to Next again

STEP 8:  It will redirect you to a secure PayFast checkout page, select VISA or other option

STEP 8:  Enter the payment details and click pay.

Once the payment is successful it should redirect you back to the thank you page on your website.


Frequently Ask Questions

What currencies are supported by PayFast?

PayFast only works with ZAR.

Does PayFast support recurring (subscription) feature?