To use the PayPal plugin you will need to have a PayPal Website Payments Standard Account and a Sandbox Developer Account. This chapter explains how to set up these accounts.
Go to https://www.paypal.com
Hit the Sign Up button on the top-right corner of the page. You will need to register for a Paypal Business Account and determine the type of Business Account you need for your journal - Standard or Pro.
Start by entering the email address you will use for login.
Fill in the fields and save to create your business account.
You will need to enter the type of business from the list provided in the dropbox. This will prompt you to add additional information about your business including Product or Service keyword, estimated total sale, date business was established, and website information.
It will then ask you to complete the Account Holder Info.
You should receive an email from Paypal requesting to verify your Paypal account.
Once you have verified your account, you can then set up your payment information in your Account Settings > Business Profile.
Next, you will want to set up your Instant Payment Notification Preference from your Account Settings > Product & Services > Website Payments > Instant payment notifications > Update.
Enter your journal’s homepage URL and enable Instant Payment Notification (IPN).
We recommend that you set up a PayPal sandbox account in order to test receiving payments by PayPal before using a real account. You can switch to the real PayPal website only after the sandbox account interactions with your journal are working well. This section describes the sandbox-related setup process.
Before we start, let’s clarify the types of accounts, as PayPal’s names are a bit confusing. Paypal has two types of accounts that live on the sandbox website. You should distinguish between the developer account and pretend accounts. You first create one and only one developer account. This developer account, in turn, allows you to create pretend accounts with monopoly money. When logging into the sandbox website, you may log in either to your real developer account or to one of the many pretend accounts that you have created.