How do I setup my Stripe credit card payment gateway?

To accept credit card payments on your website you will need to create a Stripe account.

Setting up a Stripe account is an easy, and quick, process and you just need to follow these steps.

Step 1:
Register your business for a Stripe account here:

Step 2:
Fill out the Stripe application here:

Step 3:
Ensure the WooCommerce Stripe Gateway plugin is activated in your dashboard (it usually is active by default).

Step 4:
Locate your Stripe API keys, located in your Stripe dashboard under Developers > API keys.
You will require a Publishable key and a Secret key

Step 5:
Enable the Stripe gateway in your store dashboard by navigating to:
Dashboard > Settings > Store > [tab] Payments > Stripe > [check] Enable Stripe.

Step 6:
Add your Stripe API keys into the Publishable Key and Secret Key fields.

Once you’ve done all of this, you’ll be up and ready for accepting payments, with no delay.

Once you receive an order where the customer has used Stripe for payment, it will appear automatically in your Stripe account, and you’ll receive it in your bank account seven days later. After a short period Stripe will revert to payouts after two business days.

Please, bear in mind that it might take 1-2 days longer if the payment was made during the weekend or a bank holiday.

For more information about Stripe payments see

Testing Stripe Payment Gateway

You can test your Stripe payment gateway by using your Stripe Test API keys.

Change your settings in your store dashboard – Dashboard > Settings > Store > [tab] Payments > Stripe – to Enable Test Mode and add your public and secret TEST API keys.

Basic Test Card Numbers

4242424242424242VisaAny 3 digitsAny future date
4000056655665556Visa (debit)Any 3 digitsAny future date
5555555555554444MastercardAny 3 digitsAny future date
2223003122003222Mastercard (2-series)Any 3 digitsAny future date
5200828282828210Mastercard (debit)Any 3 digitsAny future date

See more information about testing your Stripe payment gateway here –