Paystack offers secure checkout and payment methods across multiple African countries such as: South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya.

Fees are charged per-transaction according to this fee schedule and there are no setup or monthly fees.

Gateway Features

Paystack offers a wide range of features that benefit both buyers and sellers.

  • Fraud protection with every transaction being checked by the IP, history, and geolocation.
  • Accept recurring payments with intervals of: daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannually and annually.
  • Paystack dashboard to manage your customers, payments, and track your growth
  • Allow your customers make payments via their credit/debit card, bank accounts, USSD and Mobile Money. (More options are coming soon)
  • Paystack Go! – Progressive Web App that gives you access to your dashboard even when you are offline
  • Accept payments from anywhere in the world with internationally-issued cards and payment methods.

For more information about Paystack, visit this guide –


You must have the Paid Memberships Pro plugin installed and activated to use this Add On.

  1. Navigate to Memberships > Add Ons in the WordPress admin.
  2. Locate the Add On and click “Install Now”.
    • Or, to install this plugin manually, download the .zip file above.
    • Upload the compressed directory (.zip) via the Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin screen in the WordPress admin.
  3.  Activate the plugin through the Plugins screen in the WordPress admin.


  1. Register and validate your account with Paystack.
  2. Log in to your Paystack account and select ‘Settings’ to retrieve your merchant details.
  3. Log in to your WordPress dashboard and navigate to Memberships > Payment Settings.
  4. Set your “Payment Gateway” to “Paystack”. Fill out your merchant details.
Screenshot of PMPro Payment Gateway & SSL settings
  1. Set your currency to one of the supported currencies.
  2. Save your settings.

Webhook Setup

To fully integrate with Paystack you must configure a Webhook URL in your Paystack account. This will ensure that your membership site can stay in communication with the gateway for recurring payment notifications, payment failures, and subscription cancellations.

  1. Navigate to Memberships > Settings > Payment Gateway & SSL in the WordPress admin.
  2. Locate the “Webhook” settings field.
  3. Copy the Webhook URL from this field. The webhook URL will be in the sample format below:
  4. In your Paystack account, click on the icon in the upper right corner and choose “Profile”.
  5. Then, click the “API Keys & Webhooks” menu option.
Screenshot of Paystack Settings navigating to API Keys & Webhooks
  1. Enter your webhook URL into the relevant Webhook URL field and click “Save Changes”. 

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