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How do I integrate PayFast with AbanteCart?

To install the PayFast payment module, follow the instructions below:

  1. Download the payment module from Github.
  2. Unzip the module to a temporary location on your computer.
  3. Copy the ‘extensions’ folder in the archive to your base AbanteCart folder.
    • This should not overwrite any existing files or folders and merely supplement them with the PayFast files. This is, however, dependent on the FTP program you use.
  4. Log into the admin dashboard of your AbanteCart site.
  5. Click on the ‘Extensions’ icon, then select ‘Payments’.
  6. Click the PayFast ‘Install’ button.
  7. After installation click  ‘Edit’.
  8. Enable the plugin and set ‘Sandbox Mode’ to ‘Yes’. Set the order status as necessary.
  9. Click ‘Save’.
  10. You are now ready to test the PayFast addon in sandbox mode.
  11. When ready to go live, navigate to the PayFast setup page as before, input your PayFast merchant ID and Key (and passphrase if set on your account).
  12. Set ‘Sandbox Mode’ to ‘No’ and click ‘Save’.
  13. You are now ready to process live transactions using PayFast.

Note: You will need to setup ZAR on the site in order to use PayFast.

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