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The PayPal Field will appear in the Pricing Fields group, in the Form Editor, when the Gravity Forms PayPal Commerce Platform Add-On is installed and active.Note that a pre-configured feed will be created in the Form Settings > PayPal Commerce Platform area when a form containing a PayPal Field is saved, and a feed does not already exist.

Common Settings

For a description of each of the common field settings, refer to this article. Below you will find descriptions of specialty settings that are particular to this field.

General Settings

The General settings for the PayPal Field allow you to configure the Field LabelDescriptionSupported Payment Methods, and if the field is Required.

Supported Payment Methods

PayPal Field Supported Payment Methods Setting

The PayPal Field supports two payment methods:

  • PayPal Checkout
  • Credit Card

The Credit Card payment method is currently in limited release on the PayPal Commerce Platform.

Additional settings are available for each of these methods.

Default Payment Method

PayPal Field Default Payment Method Setting

The Default Payment Method setting is displayed when both payment methods are selected. It allows you to set the default option in the payment method drop down when the field is displayed.


PayPal Field Sub-Labels Settings

The Sub-Labels settings are displayed when the Credit Card payment method is selected; they allow you to define custom sub-labels for the credit card inputs. You can also hide the Cardholder Name input.

Supported Credit Cards

PayPal Field Supported Credit Cards Setting

The Supported Credit Cards settings are displayed when the Credit Card payment method is selected; this provides a visual indicator to your credit card fields when users are filling in their payment details. You can select from:

  • American Express
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Maestro

Please note PayPal Commerce Platform only supports American Express and Discover for accounts registered in the U.S. and accept U.S. Dollar.

Card Icon Style

PayPal Field Card Icon Style Setting

The Card Icon Style setting is displayed when the Credit Card payment method is selected; it controls which style of credit card icons will be used, standard or 3D.

Appearance Settings

The Appearance settings for the PayPal Field allow you to configure the PayPal Smart Payment ButtonsPlaceholdersField Label VisibilityDescription PlacementSub-Label PlacementCustom Validation Message, and the Custom CSS Class.

PayPal Smart Payment Buttons

When using the PayPal Checkout payment method PayPal will automatically, based on a variety of factors, display Smart Payment Buttons for some of the following funding sources:

  • Credit or debit cards
  • PayPal Credit
  • Venmo
  • SEPA-Lastschrift
  • Bancontact
  • eps
  • giropay
  • iDEAL
  • MyBank
  • Przelewy24
  • Sofort

Funding sources can be disabled using the gform_ppcp_disable_funding filter.

PayPal Field Smart Buttons Settings

Using the following settings you can customize the appearance of the Smart Payment Buttons:

  • Layout: Vertical or Horizontal
  • Size: Responsive, Large, Medium, or Small
  • Shape: Rectangle or Pill
  • Color: Gold, Blue, Silver, White, or Black

Advanced Settings

The Advanced settings for the PayPal Field allow you to configure the Admin Field LabelForce SSL, and Conditional Logic.

Force SSL

When enabled and the form is displayed on an insecure (non-https) page the field will attempt to redirect the user to the https version of the page. Your site will need an SSL certificate for this to function correctly. Contact your web host if you need assistance purchasing and configuring an SSL certificate.

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