Paystack Selected as Preferred Payments Partner in Africa by WooCommerce

Paystack is the deal of today with the big announcement – Today at Listed Hosting we are very excited to share the great news as another Africa giant is making the global news; Paystack, yes yes, and yes it is official as Paystack is now selected as a partner on the most used eCommerce plugin on WordPress.
According to the Director of Business Development at WooCommerce Mechiel Couvaras “Paystack is leading the charge in bringing a world-class payments experience to African merchants,”  “Their contribution to marketing, user skills, and innovation in Africa are some of the key factors in considering the partnership. Receiving funding from Stripe and Visa was also a strong indication of their potential.”

Woocommerce as an eCommerce tool

Paystack Selected as Preferred Payments Partner in Africa by WooCommerceWoocommerce is an open-source e-commerce plugin for WordPress. It is designed for small to large-sized online merchants using WordPress. Launched on September 27, 2011, the plugin quickly became popular for its simplicity to install and customize and for the market position of the base product as freeware. 

Paystack – Africa Payment Gateway Solution Provider

Paystack Selected as Preferred Payments Partner in Africa by WooCommerce
Paystack is the most widely used payment gateway in Africa, accounting for more than half of all online transactions in Nigeria. More than 60,000 stores use the gateway. In October 2020, it was acquired by Stripe for more than $200M. The gateway can be used by businesses in Nigeria and Ghana and last month it added support for South Africa, after a six-month-long pilot program.
WooCommerce made the announcement naming Paystack its preferred payments partner for WooCommerce in Africa with more than 20,000+ merchants that have installed the free Paystack WooCommerce Payment Gateway plugin, it sure makes perfect sense why the payment gateway was selected.


What this means to users

Paystack Selected as Preferred Payments Partner in Africa by WooCommerceWordPress users no longer need to search for and download the Paystack plugin separately anymore, just select Paystack during the Woocommerce installation and you will have it up and ready for you inside the WooCommerce dashboard.

The payment gateway also as usual has made some updates to its tutorial for how to set up the gateway in WooCommerce. You can also watch this YouTube video below if you prefer the alternative method.

African online retail has been growing fast in recent years. This trend is predicted to continue. Several factors are contributing to this impressive growth. Africa has the youngest and second-largest population in the world. Thus, there is potential for a vast digital audience. In addition, internet penetration has been rising due to the broad expansion of smartphones and mobile devices in general. Indeed, mobile e-commerce dominates the online shopping scene.
As of 2019, the number of digital buyers in Africa experienced an increase to 233 million. The number of e-commerce users in the continent was projected to grow significantly in the next years, according to a Statista forecast. In 2021, there might be some 334 million online shoppers in Africa. By 2024, they could be roughly 478 million, about double the number in 2019.
As a business that wants to grow in Africa, having an online presence is compulsory, and doing it right is also very important, ensuring that you have:

With Listed Hosting we guarantee your website will run quicker on our Cloud SSD than normal hosting because we know that even the best technology is only as good as the people behind it. That’s why we offer expert, 24/7 support, plus a lot more. You can also use our Live Chat or Ticket.
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How to fix insecure or mixed content error on your website

Let me start by saying you are not alone when you get the insecure content error, oftentimes lots of website owners have encountered a mixed content warning when browsing an SSL-protected site and notice a broken padlock icon that appears in the web browser. This clearly is an issue especially if your visitors are not techy, they often close the website immediately as they may feel it’s a various or trojan attack.

That said, sometimes this issue can arise when you have just installed an SSL certificate on an existing website.


The error message differs from browser to browser, below are some examples with Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox displays:

“The connection to this website is not fully secure because it contains unencrypted elements (such as images).”

Microsoft Internet Explorer displays:

“Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?
This webpage contains content that will not be delivered using a secure HTTPS connection, which could compromise the security of the entire webpage.”

Google Chrome displays:

“Your connection to is encrypted with 256-bit encryption. However, this page includes other resources which are not secure. These resources can be viewed by others while in transit, and can be modified by an attacker to change the look of the page.”


To fix your site’s insecure content error you first need to find out what is causing the error, here are some resources that can help:

1: Using Why No Padlock?

Why no Padlock is a unique web application that helps you to find out the reason why your SSL is not working as expected and it’s a super easy tool, just enter your website URL and this simple tool finds any insecure items on your SSL-secured page.

2: Using the HTTPS checker tool

This is another simple tool that gives you the option to use online or download the application on your computer.
HTTPS Checker will check for any HTTP content on your site, as well as common HTTPS migration issues by finding insecure HTTP content loaded over HTTPS, to keep data private, unmodified, and trusted by visitors.


3: Mozilla Firefox Link 1     Mozilla Firefox Link 2 helpful guide for more technically inclined users to find and fix the content issues manually themselves.


Depending on the route you have decided to take in other to find the cause of the error, below are some methods on how to fix it.

1: Depending on your website type or company policy, If allowed and legal, delete and re-upload the insecure content files from your site entirely.

2: If your website is built on WordPress, install the SSL Insecure Content Fixer plugin: This WordPress plugin will find and solve the most insecure content issues for you.

3: If option 2 does not work for your WordPress website, you can use a more advanced plugin Better Search Replace The search and replace functionality is heavily based on interconnect and its great and open-source Search Replace DB script, modified to use WordPress native database functions to ensure compatibility. Ensure you take a backup of your website before using this plugin.


Having an SSL content insecure message on your site can be a worry especially if you are new to tech or not a techy yourself, just relax; take a backup, find the cause, and get a fix using the above tools.

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