WooCommerce: Enable Payment Gateway Only for “Order Pay Checkout”

I invoice clients via WooCommerce, and then send them the “Invoice Email”, which takes them to the “Order Pay” page. Of course, I want to give them the option to pay via “Bank Transfer” (bacs), but I don’t want this to be visible on the default checkout page.

We’ve seen in the past how to disable payment gateways given certain conditions… but how do we “enable” one? Here’s a snippet for that – enjoy!

WooCommerce: enable a payment gateway on the Order Pay page only
WooCommerce: enable a payment gateway on the Order Pay page only

PHP Snippet: Enable Payment Gateway Only for “Order Pay” Page (WooCommerce Checkout)

 * @snippet       Enable payment gateway - WooCommerce Checkout
 * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
 * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
 * @compatible    WooCommerce 3.6.2
 * @community     https://businessbloomer.com/club/

add_filter( 'woocommerce_available_payment_gateways', 'bbloomer_enable_gateway_order_pay' );

function bbloomer_enable_gateway_order_pay( $available_gateways ) {
if ( is_checkout() && ! is_wc_endpoint_url( 'order-pay' ) ) {
   unset( $available_gateways['bacs'] );
return $available_gateways;

Is There a WooCommerce “Conditional Payment Gateways” Plugin?

If you don’t feel 100% confident with coding, I decided to look for a reliable plugin that achieves the same result of this snippet (and more).

In this case, I found the WooCommerce Conditional Payment Gateways plugin to be the most complete when you need to enable/disable payment gateways based on certain criteria. You can create unlimited “rules” and use, for example, cart totals, billing country, shipping country, user role, checkout page and much more to define which payment gateway shows and which not.

But in case you don’t want to use plugins and wish to code (or wish to try that), then keep reading 🙂

Where to add custom code?

You should place custom PHP in functions.php and custom CSS in style.css of your child theme: where to place WooCommerce customization?

This code still works, unless you report otherwise. To exclude conflicts, temporarily switch to the Storefront theme, disable all plugins except WooCommerce, and test the snippet again: WooCommerce troubleshooting 101

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Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as an independent WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza. Follow @rmelogli

12 thoughts on “WooCommerce: Enable Payment Gateway Only for “Order Pay Checkout”

  1. Great code! I changed it so it Disables Bacs on order-pay!

     * @snippet       Disable payment gateway on WooCommerce Order Pay
     * @how-to        Get CustomizeWoo.com FREE
     * @author        Rodolfo Melogli
     * @compatible    WooCommerce 3.6.2
     * @community     https://businessbloomer.com/club/
    add_filter( 'woocommerce_available_payment_gateways', 'bbloomer_disable_gateway_order_pay' );
    function bbloomer_disable_gateway_order_pay( $available_gateways ) {
    if ( is_checkout() && is_wc_endpoint_url( 'order-pay' ) ) {
       unset ( $available_gateways['bacs'] );
    return $available_gateways;
  2. Thank you very much Rodolfo! Is there also a way to SET a specific Payment Gateway, instead of unsetting?

    1. Cool. Yes, of course. You have to play with PHP a little

  3. So helpful! Thank you.

    I needed a condition that the plugin doesn’t support, but with this code I could achieve what I wanted.

    Thank you!

    1. Great!

  4. Hi Rodolfo!
    Thank you so much for your amazing content!
    I tried to use your code and it did work. There is online small problem.
    I want my clients to submit their order without payment (I use cheque option for this). But when I send an invoice, they can pay via Stripe. Everything works perfectly, except when they open payment options from invoice they still can see Cheque option available beside the Stripe. And it gets very confusing as they can still submit the order using Cheque again.
    Any chance to enable Cheque at checkout page, but disable it when opened through invoice?
    Thanks a lot!

    1. Hello Tatiana! You should add another line to this same snippet to disable cheque… that’s all 🙂

      1. It didn’t work for me. I am using OceanWP theme. I tried adding in function.php as well as CSS. I changed bacs to my gateway name. It still shows all the payment options on my order pay page.

        1. Did it work with bacs?

          1. Hi @Rodolfo

            I have got a similar scenario where I have to disable a specif payment gateway. Would you be open to sharing the snippet here?

            1. Hi Nazreen, thanks so much for your comment! Yes, this is definitely possible, but I’m afraid it’s custom work. If you’d like to get a quote, feel free to contact me here. Thanks a lot for your understanding!

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