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I wanted to try out a different payment system on my ecommerce site as the current PayPal set up is confusing for customers. This is because it continually mentions PayPal eg the first checkout button says "Proceed to Paypal" which is misleading for non-PP customers. It further channels customers towards creating/using a PayPal account rather than use a bank card. It is possible eventually to use a bank card but they deliberately make it circuitous.

So, I created a duplicate of our web site in a subdomain called sandbox where I could experiment. In the Woocommerce settings I turned off PP and I also disabled the PP plugin in the plugins section.
I then tested with a dummy purchase and was horrified to find that the checkout worked and it had switched over to the original domain and it's PP payment system.
My questions are:-
1. How could this happen when PP was disabled on the subdomain and subdomains are believed to be totally separate?
2. How do I remove all trace of PP from the subdomain without affecting the main domain.
3. Which payment alternative to PP would you recommend. This should give a simple and clear choice, at the very first checkout stage between card payment and PayPal.
4. Is Stripe well regarded?


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I've ditched paypal in many of our stores now in replacement for Stripe which is fantastic. It does however depend on whether your audience is likely to feel more secure entering their card details, or using paypal. Different shops have different userbases which prefer a certain checkout.

The happy medium is obviously using Paypal and Stripe so those with paypal accounts can use it, but also providing a seemless card processing for those who'd rather pay directly with card payments.

Woocommerce integrates with both of these platforms very well.

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