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PayFast on WooCommerce for WordPress!

It just got a little easier for WordPress (or more precisely Woothemes) sites to connect with clients through WooCommerce – a plugin application with lots of great features and customisable themes – and turn their sites into easy to use e-commerce platforms.

WooCommerce is a great way for businesses to quickly and professionally build a professional online shopping site, without the technical know-how (and headaches) of traditional e-Commerce platforms.

“This has been in the works for quite a while and now we’re proud to officially launch WooCommerce,” said Adii Pienaar, co-founder and CEO of WooThemes. “We’ve spent the last 4 years building and selling themes. We’re one of the top theme providers and a trusted partner for millions. We have a lot to be thankful for. But we’re not resting. We’re taking everything we’ve learned along to the way, and are doubling down on WordPress, with a new application layer that tightly integrates with our themes and gives customers precisely the kind of end-to-end, holistic solution that they’ve been asking us for.”

“This is a big day for the whole team,” said Magnus Jepson, co-founder of WooThemes. “We’ve built a fast-growing business. Now, we want to turn great themes into great applications. If your business wants to sell more products or services online, WooCommerce is your first stop.”

South African users have the option to quickly and easily integrate PayFast with their WooCommerce installation, allowing them to receive payments funded by credit card, Instant EFT and uKash.

You can get the free download, view videos and features and learn more about WooCommerce here, or check out the WooCommerce plugin for WordPress here.

If you’re looking to accept instant payments for your smashing new WooThemes commerce page, head over here to get the PayFast plugin. We’re really excited about being included on the WooCommerce platform, giving you yet another way of getting your online store selling. Got a WooCommerce site? Share the link below, we’d love to see it!


5 thoughts on “PayFast on WooCommerce for WordPress!”

  1. I don’t see why we have to pay for your services and then still pay for the plugin! I have used your plugins before on virtue mart websites but must say that this is very disappointing. Do not think I’ll be recommending you to any more clients.

  2. Hey Maurice,

    Unfortunately we didn’t do the development of the WooCommerce plugin (it’s not available as a download on our site) and we’re not the ones charging the money for it. Kindly have a look at our Shopping cart plugin page ( and select the “PayFast managed” button. We developed those plugins and we don’t charge for any of them.

    We should mention that there is a cost to developing these plugins; the reason why some companies/developers charge money for it. We, however, will always provide the open-source plugins that we develop at no cost. To learn more about about the licensing (or direct downloads to all our free plugins) kindly see:

    Hope this clarifies things a bit? Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any other questions!

    Warm regards,
    The Team @ PayFast

    PS. Developers should watch the repos on GitHub to keep up to date with plugin changes, as all development done by us will reflect there.

  3. Im having an integration problem, the checkout page leads to a static page after filling in details. The page simply shows a summary of the account without using the following shortcode: [shoppingcart]. is anyone else getting
    this probem?

  4. Ninju,

    Kindly check with the Woo support team with the integration problems you’re having. Since they made the plugin, they’d be able to sort your query out for you. If you have any payment/fulfilment issues though, give us a shout!


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