If you’re selling courses using LearnDash’s built-in PayPal integration, there are a few important settings you need to be aware of. Most of the PayPal settings in LearnDash are self-explanatory, but there are two in particular that can cause problems 🤑… especially for those using international currency (the UK in particular).

Let’s take a look at the settings and make sure you have your LearnDash/PayPal integration set up properly for using non-US dollars.

Watch our video on PayPal settings for the UK, Pounds Sterling & Euro currencies

Navigate to LearnDash’s PayPal Settings

Login to your WordPress admin area and navigate to LearnDash LMS > Settings.

LearnDash settings menu
Navigate to LearnDash LMS > Settings

Click on the PayPal Settings tab at the top of the page.

PayPal Currency & Country Codes

On this page, there are two PayPal settings you need to make sure are accurate:

  • PayPal Currency
  • PayPal Country
LearnDash PayPal settings, British Pounds
An example of using British Pounds in the UK

For US dollars, it’s pretty straight forward:

  • PayPal Currency: USD
  • PayPal Country: US

However, for the UK it gets a little tricky. The country code is not UK like you’d expect. It’s actually GB.

To use British Pounds in the UK, enter:

  • PayPal Currency: GBP
  • PayPal Country: GB

To use Euros in the UK, enter:

  • PayPal Currency: EUR
  • PayPal Country: GB

If you’re having trouble setting up PayPal with an international currency, check our list of PayPal codes below, or view PayPal’s list of country & currency codes directly.

Another Possible Solution

If that doesn’t work, I overheard a conversation in the LearnDash LMS Tips & Tricks Facebook group where someone entered the British Pound (£) symbol into the price on their course page. However, it looks like that might only change the appearance of your currency. You might still have problems processing payment.

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List of PayPal Country/Currency Codes

Country (Currency)PayPal Currency CodePayPal Country Code
United States (US Dollar)USDUS
UK (Pound Sterling)GBPGB
UK (Euro)EURGB
Spain (Euro)EURES
France (Euro)EURFR
Australia (Australian Dollar)AUDAU
New Zealand (Dollar)NZDNZ

Please let me know what other countries/currencies you’d like to see.