Setting Up IPN Notifications on PayPal

The following procedure describes how to specify and activate the URL for your IPN listener in your PayPal profile.

IPN URL: Your IPN URL is usually your website URL. So if your site is, then that would also be your IPN URL. This could change however if you have WordPress installed in different directory.


  1. Log in to your PayPal account at
  2. Click the profile icon () on the top right side of the page. From the Business Profile menu, select Profile and Settings, then select My selling tools.

    If you do not see the profile icon on the top right, navigate to My Account > Profile > My Selling Tools.
  3. Click the Update link in the Instant payment notifications row, in the Getting paid and managing my risk section.
  4. Click Choose IPN Settings to specify your listener’s URL and activate the listener. The following page opens:
  5. Specify the URL for your listener in the Notification URL field.
  6. Click Receive IPN messages (Enabled) to enable your listener.
  7. Click Save. The following page opens:

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