EDD Check Payment Gateway
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This EDD Check Payment Gateway add-on payment gateway is designed to allow you to easily accept hand written checks and other forms of manual payments for digital download purchases. The gateway includes an extra set of options that allow you to display instructions to the buyer for how to complete their purchase.
When a user makes a purchase, and chooses to pay by check, the purchase is created with a pending status. As soon as the check is received, the site administrator will log in and mark the purchase as “Complete”, which will trigger the emailed purchase receipt / download links.
Check Payment Gateway Setup Documentation
To get started with Check Payment Gateway, the first thing you will want to do is install and activate it on your WordPress site.
Once Check Payment Gateway is installed and activated, you can find the settings by going to Downloads > Settings > Payment Gateways (tab) in your WordPress dashboard.
The first thing to note is that Check Payment Gateway, of course, is a payment gateway. So a new selection for “Checks” will appear on the Payment Gateways option and also in the select menu under Default Gateway.
With those settings configured however you’d like, you will then go down to the “Check Payment Settings” section to enter instructions for your customers in the Check Payment Instructions field. The information you put into this field will display on the checkout page if the Checks gateway is used for payment.
You will want to input detailed instructions for where checks should be mailed to and any other important information. Please note that this is an important part of the process because Check Payment Gateway will mark the payment as Pending until you go in and mark it as complete. Typically, you will not do so until you have received the check. So it is important that these instructions are clear.
Once the user completes the purchase process and has review the check payment instructions, they will redirected to a purchase receipt with a pending status. No download will be available to them until you mark the payment as completed.