You can now accept payments in your online store using the Yoco Payment Gateway. Integrate the Yoco Payment Gateway into your WooCommerce WordPress website by following a few simple steps and start accepting online payments within minutes.

Install the Yoco Plugin

Open the settings dashboard for your site and add the Yoco plugin from the WordPress store.

Install Yoco Plugin

  1. Select Add new from the Plugins menu
  2. Search for Yoco to find the Yoco Payments plugin
  3. Click ‘Install Now’

Activate Yoco Plugin

  1. Once the plugin has installed, click ‘Activate’.

The Yoco Payment Gateway is now displayed in your list of list of plugins

Plugin list

  1. Click on ‘Settings'

Get your API keys

You can find your API keys in the Yoco business portal. Select Sell OnlinePayment Gateway. If you have not activated your gateway, then you must activate it now.

Yoco API keys

Configuring the plugin for test transactions

When you are first setting up your gateway, it is useful to perform some test transactions. You can use our Test cards to perform transactions without real money changing hands.

Test Settings

  1. Click ‘Enable Yoco Gateway’
  2. Check which Mode you are in – Test or Live. Choose Test
  3. Enter your public and secret Test API keys
  4. Click ‘Save Changes’

Configuring the plugin for live transactions

When you are happy with the plugin, you can change your configuration so that real card payments are processed. Once again, open the settings for the Yoco Payments plugin.

  1. Click ‘Enable Yoco Gateway’
  2. Check which Mode you are in – Test or Live. Choose Live
  3. Enter your public and secret Live API keys
  4. Click ‘Save Changes’

Live Settings

You’re now ready to start receiving payments!

We suggest you do a test with a small amount of money (R5 will do). Once the transaction is successfully completed, both you and your customer will receive payment confirmation emails.

If the transaction fails, a payment failure message will be displayed on the payment screen. All plugin payments information can be viewed in your Sales History.

You're all set to go! All the best and please do not hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance or have any questions.