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I'm trying to write a WooCommerce plugin for a client's website that they're going to be selling subscriptions to customers. I've been exploring my options and the best one I can come up with is to roll my own payment gateway module to handle this. (Other advice appreciated if anyone's ever tackled something like this).

However, I'm trying to add a custom payment gateway, but it doesn't seem to be working up. It's not showing up under WooCommerce -> Settings -> Payment Gateways. The plugin is installed and activated in WordPress, and I've followed a couple guides from their docs pages.

  • WooCommerce version: 2.0.18 (via plugin installer)
  • gist code

I really don't know why or what would cause my payment gateway isn't showing up.

Thanks for the future help.

  • Did you implement woocommerce_payment_gateways filter? Is your class' PHP file loaded, or autoloaded? Have you looked at your error log to see if anything is being logged? – webaware Oct 30 '13 at 1:25
  • The gist link shows that I have used woocommerce_payment_gateways filter. The php file is loaded manually from in the plugin file. I'm unsure how to even use autoloading in PHP. I'll take a look at the error log when I get home today. – Zack Oct 30 '13 at 16:33
  • On a side note, I also found "WooSponsorship" plugin linked on this site and downloaded it from github and it's stripe gateway doesn't even load the gateway. :/ – Zack Oct 30 '13 at 17:04
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Right, so the gist is your code; from your description I thought it was someone else's code you read for inspiration.

Your woostripe.php file, which loads your gateway class, bails out before loading the gateway class:

// bail on constructor if gateway class isn't loaded!
if (!class_exists('WooStripe_Gateway')) return;
// ...  
// why are you attempting to load WooCommerce's classes? Don't!
include_once(dirname(plugin_basename('woocommerce.php')) . 'classese/abstracts/abstract-wc-payment-gateway.php');
// never gets here to load this class, you've already left this function...
include_once(dirname(plugin_basename(__FILE__)) . 'classes/WooStripe_Gateway.php');

Remove the include statement for WooCommerce's class, that's WooCommerce's job not yours. Then move your WooStripe_Gateway include to the top of woocommerce_gateway_init() before the test to see if it exists. That class cannot exist until it is loaded.

  • A note, thanks for the help. I ended up going with the easier, albeit more expensive option due to time constraints. Thanks though! – Zack Oct 31 '13 at 18:35

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