When you are building a WooCommerce online store you will need a good solution to test all settings and payment functionality before the actual release of the website. There is one little plug-in called WooFakePay, which is part of our WordPress Emerging Plug-ins list. It will help you setup a testing virtual payment gateway to check each and every step of the order process, so you can make sure that everything is set up correctly.

In order to use the plug-in first you will need WooCommerce plug-in installed and configured. After that you may follow these steps to download and install the testing payment gateway:

  1. Download it from its official repository here.
  2. Save the file on your Desktop
  3. Log-in to your website as administrator and navigate to Dashboard -> Plugins -> Add new
  4. Click on the ‘Upload’ tab and hit the ‘Choose file’ button
  5. Select your newly downloaded plug-in zip file and upload it
  6. Finally, click on ‘Activate’ to activate the plug-in

The initial setup is extremely easy, just navigate to your Dashboard -> WooCommerce -> Settings -> Checkout and click on ‘FakePay’ tab once the plug-in is activated.

Is this the right payment plug-in for your website?

You have to know that the plug-in is suitable only for testing purposes and for online stores build with the WooCommerce solution. It will come in handy when you are looking for a way to setup the payment gateway and to test its functionality. Also, you will be able to make dummy orders to make sure that all pages in the order process are fully functional.

Furthermore the plug-in always marks orders as paid, which is an advantage and you will get better information about the test orders in the back-end of your online store. However, if you already have a fully functional website the installation of that plug-in is not recommended, because all it makes is a testing payment gateway and if you enable it on a live website you risk issues with your orders and payments.

Our Genius Support Team can install and configure the plug-in for you, so you can test it on your own. Also, the plug-in is under active development and many more new features can be added soon, so you definitely should give it a try when you are searching for testing payment gateway solution.