Paygate Payment Gateway

in on September 18, 2018

Choose Your Desired Option(s)

The PayGate for WooCommerce payment gateway allows customers to make payments using either the PayGate PayWeb or PayGate PayXML merchant facilities.

PayGate is a South African payment processor and has support for MasterCard and Visa, and optionally American Express and Diners Club.


  • PayGate account
  • SSL certificate – see SSL and HTTPS for free and low-cost options
  • Your store’s location must be set to South Africa and currency set to ZAR (rand)

Setup and Configuration

  1. Go to: WooCommerce > Settings > Payments.
    Note: ‘Payments’ formerly called ‘Checkout’ prior to WooCommerce 3.4.
  2. Select PayGate. You are taken to the Settings screen.
  3. Configure your settings:
    • Enable/Disable – Enable to use. Disable to turn off.
    • Title – Choose the title shown to customers during checkout
    • Description – Add info shown to customers if they use PayGate
    • Yes/No to display the Description.
    • PayWeb or PayXML – Should match what you signed up for at the PayGate website.
    • PayGate Test Mode – Enable if store is in development. Disable Enable PayGate if this is the case.
    • PayGate ID and PayGate Password (Secret Key) – Enter, as shown on your PayGate account.
    • Accept Diners Club and American Express – Tick checkboxes if you are using PayXML and already enabled these options with PayGate. Not applicable to PayWeb.
  4. Save changes.

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  • Released

    September 18, 2018

  • Last Updated

    July 8, 2020

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