eWAY Payment Gateway 4.0.0

eWAY Payment Gateway v4.0.0 has just been released. This release brings support for the eWAY Rapid API, and compatibility with WooCommerce 2.7 with fallback support to its previous version.

Rapid API means better support for New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, and Hong Kong — that also means support for local currencies, not just AUD (Aussie dollars). It also means more meaningful error and validation messages from eWAY when a transaction fails, and a more stable payment service.

eWAY Rapid API credentials in settings

After updating to version 4.0.0, you should get your Rapid API key/password and Client Side Encryption key from MYeWAY. You should also sign up for a sandbox account, so that you can test your site with the Rapid API — sandbox accounts have separate credentials so you can’t just use your live credentials.

What is the sandbox and how do I get it?

Beagle information is now always sent to eWAY, so that Beagle Lite and Beagle Enterprise can function without any change to the plugin settings. Beagle helps prevent fraudulent transactions. Visit your MYeWAY console to configure Beagle, or talk to eWAY.

WooCommerce 2.7 is due out any day now, and it makes substantial changes to how extensions interact with core WooCommerce objects. This release has been updated to work with WooCommerce 2.7, whilst maintaining backwards compatibility with WooCommerce 2.6 and earlier.

You can update to the latest version from your WordPress plugin admin page. Here’s the full changelog for eWAY Payment Gateway.