The buyCRED Add-on allows your members to buy points either for themselves or for other members for real money. By default myCRED comes with four supported payment gateways straight out of the box and you can select to just use one or multiple, allowing users to choose a gateway.

For more information on what payment gateways are supported, see the "Included" tab.


  • The Skrill Payment gateway requires you to have a Skrill Merchant Account!


  1. Visit the myCRED > Add-ons page.
  2. Enable the "Sell Content" add-on.
  3. Visit the "Settings" sub-menu page and click on "buyCRED" to view the default settings.
  4. Adjust the default settings to your needs and click "Update Settings" on the bottom of the page to save.
  5. Visit the "Payment Gateways" sub-menu page in the "myCRED" menu.
  6. Click on the title of each Gateway that you want users to be able to choose from when purchasing points, and make sure you enter all required fields.
    • Note that some gateways requires to be modified in order to work with myCRED. For example the PayPal gateway requires you to login to your PayPal account and set the IPN address.
    • If you want to test these gateways before using them, you can tick the "Sandbox Mode" checkbox. Don't forget to disable Sandbox Mode once you are done!
    • A red gateway icon indicates that the gateway is not used, Orange indicates that the Sandbox Mode is active and Green indicates that the gateway is active and ready.
  7. At this point, the buyCRED add-on is ready for purchases! In order for your users to buy points, you will need to insert one of the following shortcodes on your website:
    • mycred_buy
      This shortcode can be used when you want users to purchase a preset number of points to a preset user (for example the content author). Please consult the codex for examples and available options for this shortcode.
    • mycred_buy_form
      This shortcode is a more advanced version of mycred_buy allowing users to select the amount they want to buy,which gateway to use for the purchase and optionally (if you allow it) purchase points for other members. Please consult the codex for examples and available options for this shortcode.
  8. Done!

Available Payment Gateways

myCRED supports 4 payment processors out of the box but you can also find extra payment gateways in the myCRED Store.

PayPal Standard

paypal-slimmyCRED supports PayPal Payments Standard for points purchases. You will require a PayPal account and a PayPal Developer Account if you want to make test transactions.

Skrill (Moneybookers)

skrillmyCRED supports Skrill (Moneybookers) for points purchases. You will require a Skrill Merchant Account to use this gateway.


netbillingmyCRED supports NETbilling for points purchases.


zombaio-logomyCRED supports point purchases using Zombaio. You will need to use your SiteID and setup the point prices in your ZOA or use the pricing_id of an existing setup.

What is Sandbox Mode?

Sandbmox mode is used when you want to make test purchases using the buyCRED add-on. This way you can make test purchases to make sure everything works or if you have issues, troubleshoot what the issue might be. If you do not want to make test purchases make sure Sandbox Mode is disabled!

When buying Points using PayPal, can I use any email address?

Yes, buyers can pay using any PayPal email address when purchasing points on your site.