A while ago, WisdmLabs built the Braintree payment gateway plugin for Vantage theme. For those of you who aren’t aware, the Vantage theme is a popular business directory theme sold by AppThemes. But this article isn’t about Vantage theme. It is about Braintree.
To tell you a little about Braintree. It is a payments service provider, that handles credit card payments, using a merchant account- cut to the important stuff- Braintree was then overtaken by PayPal, which led to a change in Braintree’s API. Which was a good thing.
WisdmLabs updated the Braintree Payment Gateway plugin and rolled out an update.
Braintree Payment Gateway Plugin 2.0
With the earlier version of the plugin, your website needed to be SSL certified. With the Braintree Payment Gateway Plugin 2.0, the v.zero API has been brought into picture (Drop-in Payment UI), which voids this need.
Customers can continue to make a purchase, without being redirected to any external site. The transaction process takes place on a secure form. Client credentials are taken on the merchant’s site itself and after a successful transaction, the response from the server is received on the same site.
Considering Integrating the Braintree Plugin into Your AppTheme?
Braintree Payment Gateway plugin is a great choice! At present, the plugin works seamlessly well with the Vantage, JobRoller, HireBee, Taskerr, and ClassiPress theme. All you have to do, is create a Braintree account.
How to Use the Braintree Plugin
Upon installation of the plugin, a ‘Braintree’ tab is added under ‘Settings->Payments’ menu, in your AppTheme. You will need the following credentials for transactions, to handle transactions on your site:
- Merchant ID
- Public Key
- Private Key
- Environment (Production or Sandbox).
To get the Merchant ID, and keys, you will have to access your Braintree account. In your account, navigate to the user settings, and access ‘Authorization->API Keys’. This page will provide you information about your Merchant ID, Public Key, and Private Key. (To test out the payment gateway, the production environment should be ‘sandbox’)
After the plugin is set up, it is ready to use. Customers can make payments using the Braintree payment gateway. Once they select the ‘Credit/Debit card’ payment method, they will be navigated to a secure form where they will be asked to fill in card data.
Upon submission, the plugin will securely communicate the card details, with the Braintree server to complete the transaction.
Since Braintree is now a PayPal company, PayPal gateway is included in the Braintree plugin as well. You can toggle the use of PayPal, using settings provided.
The Braintree Payment Gateway can be a great addition to your AppThemes’ Theme. With the latest changes, all security concerns have been addressed, so you have nothing to worry about. So go ahead, purchase your copy of the Braintree Payment Gateway Plugin today!