BlueFire’s WordPress Plugin

BlueFire offers a WordPress plugin designed to add another checkout option to your WooCommerce install.  This plugin will allow you to use the WooCommerce shopping cart system and redirect people to BlueFire during the checkout. It is a great way to use your existing merchant account and BlueFire account to sell an array of items. (Important note: This plugin will only work on self-hosted WordPress websites, not blogs.)

First things first: Be sure you you have WordPress ready to go on your website and you’ve installed the WooCommerce plugin.

Next, log into your WordPress site and go to the Plugins tab. Click the “Add New” button and search for BlueFire. Click “Install Now” to download and install the plugin on your system. Then click the “Activate Plugin” link at the bottom of the install page to turn it on.

Lastly, setup WooCommerce to use BlueFire as the payment gateway. In your WordPress administration area, click on the WooCommerce menu option and then settings. Click on the Checkout tab and then the BlueFire link, as shown below. Be sure to enable BlueFire Payment.

WordPress Screen Shot

Next you will need to fill in your Form Key (a.k.a. RID) and Secret Key (a.k.a. API Key). An example of these settings is shown below.

Form Key Screenshot

You can find your Form Key by logging into BlueFire and clicking Forms. Under each form listing you’ll see an RID and this is what you’ll use as the Form Key. This setting will tell BlueFire to use the selected form’s settings (styling, text, receipt notes, etc.) for the WooCommerce checkout.

You can create a Secret Key by visiting the API Keys page in BlueFire under the Organization menu (you must be an account admin to view this page). Create a new key and copy & paste it as the Secret key.

You may wish to setup a “Thank You” page and customize some of the other settings for the BlueFire plugin, but if you’ve made it this far you should be all set.

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