WooCommerce Payment Gateway – Inspire


Inspire Commerce is the all-in-one solution that allows you to turn your beautiful WooCommerce backed shopping experience into a selling machine. This WooCommerce gateway plugin, combined with a merchant account from Inspire Commerce, will allow you to accept transactions from all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, and JCB.

Using Inspire Commerce’s innovative and secure .pay™ developer framework, this plugin ’supports both card storage as well as integration with the WooCommerce ’subscriptions module. Inspire Commerce meets the highest standards of security and reliability and is PCI Level 1 compliant.

For US Based Merchants

You will need to setup a credit card processing account with Inspire Commerce. This account will allow you to accept payments from anyone in the world using all major card brands. There is no processing minimum volume for US based merchants. Account setup typically takes two to three business days. Details are available on the Inspire Commerce website.

For Merchants outside of the US

At this time, because of the complexity of international credit card processing, we are only accepting applicants for merchants that process over $40,000 USD per month for the WooCommerce Payment Gateway. We can handle processing in most currencies throughout the world, but do require European business registration in most cases. Please contact Inspire Commerce for more information.

Key Features

  • Seamless integration into the WooCommerce checkout page.
  • Customers never leave your site
  • Accept all major credit cards
  • Prevent Fraud – Identify ’suspicious transactions with our value added products and built-in fraud tools.
  • Risk Management – Our gateway is PCI Level 1 compliant (geek for secure as hell). So all card data is stored securely.
  • Receive Payments Quickly – Your funds are automatically deposited into your merchant bank account within two business day.
  • Free Help – Inspire Commerce provides free technical and account ’support to merchants, as well as access to online documentation and user guides.

Value Added Feature

  • Mobile Payments – Easily accept credit cards on the go, at trade shows, in store, or at festivals year round. All processing data is synchronized for consolidated reporting and accounting.

Note: This extension requires an SSL Certificate to be installed on your site to en’sure your customer’s credit card details are safe.


  • Easily accept credit card payments on your own branded page.

  • Here is a close up of the payment form as seen by your customers (it is fully editable and already branded to perfection for all WooThemes.com themes). Notice that advanced features such as saving credit cards securely via the Inspire Commerce card vault are available if you choose to activate them in the admin area. The module even works flawlessly with the WooCommerce subscriptions module.

  • While you can do a LOT on the back end, here is a simple screen shot of the two most important data points... your API username and password which are used to connect the gateway to your shopping cart.


Installing The Payment Gateway Plugin

  • Download the plugin zip file.
  • Login to your WordPress Admin. Click on Plugins | Add New from the left hand menu.
  • Click on the “Upload” option, then click “Choose File” to select the zip file from your computer. Once selected, press “OK” and press the “Install Now” button.
  • Activate the plugin.
  • Open the settings page for WooCommerce and click the “Payment Gateways,” tab.
  • Click on the ’sub tab for “Inspire.”
  • Configure your Inspire Commerce Gateway settings. See below for details.

Note: This plugin requires that you have an SSL certificate installed and active on your site.

Obtain Credentials from Inspire Commerce Gateway

To setup your Inspire Commerce Gateway you will need to enter your account Username and Password.

Connect to WooCommerce

To configure the plugin, go to WooCommerce > Settings from the left hand menu, then the top tab “Payment Gateways”. You should see “Inspire” as an option at the top of the screen.
You can select the radio button next to this option to make it the default gateway.

  • Enable/Disable  – check the box to enable Inspire Commerce.
  • Title  – allows you to determine what your customers will see this payment option as on the checkout page.
  • Description  – controls the message that appears under the payment fields on the checkout page. Here you can list the types of cards you accept.
  • Username – enter the API username you created in your Inspire Commerce Gateway account.
  • Password – enter the API password you created
  • Sale Method – select the sale method you prefer – your options are: ‘Authorize Only’ or ‘Authorize & Capture. ‘Authorize Only’ will authorize the customer’s card for the purchase amount only. ‘Authorize & Capture’ will authorize the customer’s card and collect funds.
  • Card Types – make ’sure to highlight all the credit card options in blue (using either the shift or control button)
  • CVV – check the box to require customers to enter their credit card CVV code
  • Billing Information Storage – this is an optional feature of the gateway. In order to use this feature you will have to sign up for our Customer Vault.
  • Save Changes.


Do I need a merchant account before I can use the Inspire Commerce gateway plugin?

Yes. In order to use this plugin you will need a merchant services account. Inspire Commerce offers merchant accounts. For more information, please visit: http://www.inspirecommerce.com. If you already have a merchant account set up, chances are our gateway will integrate with it. Send us an email: ’support@inspirecommerce.com or call our office: 800-261-3173 to find out more.

What is the cost for the gateway plugin?

This plugin is a FREE download, however it does have monthly and per transaction costs. The gateway is $10/month plus $0.10 per transaction for the basic gateway features. We do also offer value added features for an additional fee. For more information: ’support@inspirecommerce.com

Inspire Commerce is not showing up as a payment method – help!

For security purposes, this plugin requires an active SSL connection via a secure https page to view this option on your payment pages.

Does the plugin work with the WooCommerce ’subscription extension?

Yes. It works as long as the card vault functionality is activated in the gateway, and is turned on inside the WooCommerce payment gateways settings for Inspire Commerce.


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Contributors & Developers

“WooCommerce Payment Gateway – Inspire” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 7.4.1


  • Bumped ’supported WordPress version to 6.1.1
  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 7.3.0


  • Bumped ’supported WordPress version to 6.1.1
  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 7.1.0


  • Bumped ’supported WordPress version to 6.0.2
  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 6.8.2


  • Bumped ’supported WordPress version to 6.0.1
  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 6.7.0


  • Bumped ’supported WordPress version to 5.9.3
  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 6.4.1


  • Bumped ’supported WordPress version to 5.9.1
  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 6.2.1


  • Bumped ’supported WordPress version to 5.8.2
  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 6.0.0


  • Bumped ’supported WordPress version to 5.8.1
  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 5.7.1


  • Bumped ’supported WordPress version to 5.8
  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 5.6.0


  • Bumped ’supported WordPress version to 5.7.2
  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 5.4.1


  • Bumped ’supported WordPress version to 5.7.1
  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 5.2.2


  • Bumped ’supported WordPress version to 5.6.2
  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 5.0.0


  • Bumped ’supported WordPress version to 5.6
  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 4.8.0


  • Bumped ’supported WordPress version to 5.5.1
  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 4.5.2


  • Bumped ’supported WordPress version to 5.5.
  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 4.3.2.


  • Bumped ’supported WordPress version to 5.4.2
  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 4.2.2.


  • Bumped ’supported WordPress version to 5.4.
  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 4.0.1.


  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 3.9.1.


  • Bumped ’supported WordPress version to 5.3.
  • Tested WooCommerce up to version 3.8.1.
  • Tested PHP up to version 7.3.


  • Requires minimum PHP version as 5.6.
  • Requires minimum WordPress version as 4.7.
  • Requires minimum WooCommerce version as 3.0.


  • Subscriptions were not renewed when changing from another payment method to Inspire from both customer and admin side.
  • Payment methods were, sometimes, not being correctly saved and processed.


  • Cleaned up WooCommerce warnings.
  • Fixed an is’sue where ’subscription was not being processed correctly in a few cases.


  • Added ’support for changing payment method in ’subscriptions for merchants.


  • Compatibility with WordPress 4.9.x


  • Compatibility with WooCommerce 2.6.x and Subscriptions 2.x


  • WooCommerce 2.1 notice API


  • WooCommerce 2.2 refund functionality added


  • Extended ’subscriptions functionality


  • Billing email now sends to gateway


  • Fixed minor UI Bugs


  • Refactored Vault Functionality


  • WooCommerce 2.0 compliant.


  • Fixed logic is’sues with new customers.


  • Fixed is’sue with purchasing ’subscriptions using different billing methods.
  • Fixed JavaScript is’sue in checkout.


  • Added option to store customer payment data for future orders.


  • Added Subscriptions ’support.
  • Revised code for better adherence to WordPress style guidelines.
  • Improved error notifications.


  • Converted payment processing to .pay Direct Post API.
  • Removed Test Mode (incompatible with Direct Post).
  • Removed debugging emails.


  • Removed unused options.
  • Switched logging to be email based for added security. Old logs should be deleted – delete the ‘logs’ directory in the plugin folder if it exists.
  • Logging requires test mode on.


  • First Release.