Guides & Tutorials7.9 Update TroubleshootingWhat is the PayPal Basic Payment Gateway?

What is the PayPal Basic Payment Gateway?

WHMCS version 7.9 introduces a new PayPal payment experience for one-time payments, powered by PayPal Checkout with Smart Payment Buttons.

This new gateway module is named PayPal.

The previous PayPal payment gateway module has been renamed PayPal Basic.


The PayPal Basic gateway can continue to be used to provide clients with the traditional PayPal one-time payment and subscriptions experience. It will continue to operate as before.

To record existing PayPal Subscription payments, the PayPal Basic module should remain active.


The new PayPal Checkout experience can be activated by enabling the PayPal module.

Further Reading

More information on the changes in version 7.9 are detailed in the Release Notes.