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How to Change Payment Gateway Text in WooCommerce

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If you run an online store, you know the importance of a seamless checkout process. One of the key elements of this process is the payment gateway. WooCommerce, the popular eCommerce platform for WordPress, supports a variety of payment gateways that make it easy for customers to pay for their purchases. However, the default text of these payment gateways might not always fit your branding or business language. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to change payment gateway text in WooCommerce.

Step 1: Identify the Payment Gateway

Before you begin, you need to identify the payment gateway you want to change the text of. You can do this by going to the WooCommerce settings and then to the Checkout tab. Here, you’ll see a list of payment gateways that are enabled on your store. You can pick the payment gateway you want to customize from this list.

Step 2: Find the Language Files

Once you’ve identified the payment gateway, the next step is to find its language files. These files contain the text that is displayed to customers during the checkout process. You can access these files by going to the WooCommerce plugin directory and then navigating to the language folder. Here, you’ll find a list of language files with the .po or .mo extension. The file you need will depend on your store’s language and the payment gateway you’re customizing.

Step 3: Translate the Text

Once you’ve located the language files, you can use a tool like Poedit to translate the text. Poedit is a software that allows you to edit language files and create translations. Open the language file you want to customize and look for the text that you want to change. You can then enter your custom text in the translation field. When you’re done, save the file.

Step 4: Upload the Translated Files

After you’re done with translating the text, the next step is to upload the new language files to your WooCommerce store. You can do this by going back to the WooCommerce settings and selecting the payment gateway. Search for the “language” option and upload the .po or .mo file you just created. Save your changes, and your payment gateway text will be updated!

Step 5: Test and Monitor

Finally, it’s important to test your checkout process after changing the payment gateway text. Make sure that all the text that you changed is showing up correctly and that the checkout process is still working as expected. Additionally, you might want to monitor your sales and customer feedback to make sure that the new text isn’t causing any issues.


In conclusion, changing payment gateway text in WooCommerce is a great way to customize the checkout process for your customers. With the steps outlined above, you can easily translate and customize the text of any payment gateway to fit your branding and business language. Remember to test and monitor your changes to ensure everything is working as it should!

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