Commerce v1 Developer Payment Gateways

Commerce uses the PHP OmniPay library (v2) to integrate with payment gateways, without reinventing the wheel for every gateway individually. Commerce requires a small wrapper class, example included below, to be made aware of a payment gateway and to know what configuration to ask from the merchant when setting up the gateway.

Example Gateway Classes

Once you've installed Commerce, you can find the source code to each gateway under core/components/commerce/src/Gateways. Some gateways also require some custom templates, which can be found under core/components/commerce/templates/default/frontend/gateways (see Front-end Theming for instructions on overriding those in a way that it isn't reset on every upgrade).

Here's a very basic gateway example:


namespace modmore\Commerce\Gateways;

use modmore\Commerce\Admin\Widgets\Form\PasswordField;
use modmore\Commerce\Admin\Widgets\Form\TextField;

 * @package modmore\Commerce\Gateways
class GatewayName extends BaseGateway {
    protected $omnipayGateway = 'Omnipay_Gateway_Reference';

    public function getGatewayProperties(\comPaymentMethod $method)
        $fields = [];

        $fields[] = new TextField($this->commerce, [
            'name' => 'properties[username]',
            'label' => 'Username',
            'description' => 'The API Key username for the gateway.',
            'value' => $method->getProperty('username'),

        $fields[] = new PasswordField($this->commerce, [
            'name' => 'properties[password]',
            'label' => 'Password',
            'description' => 'The API Key password for the gateway.',
            'value' => $method->getProperty('password'),
        // ... more fields ...
        return $fields;


  • Set $omnipayGateway to the name of the gateway that needs to be instantiated. This assumes it's already downloaded and available via an autoloader.
  • Return an array of form fields in getGatewayProperties that should be shown when creating a payment method with this provider.
  • Note that the namespace should NOT be the modmore one, however you DO need to extend \modmore\Commerce\Gateways\BaseGateway.

Additional class methods are available to override for specific use cases, for example getPaymentForm can be used to add gateway-specific markup to the page, and handleNotification can be used to catch webhook notifications.

Depending on the type of gateway, you might find the following samples interesting:

  • For gateways that depend on an (async) webhook to mark an order as paid, look at the Mollie gateway. Most notably, the handleNotification method should be set to call the completePurchase method. Commerce automatically sets the webhookUrl to assets/components/commerce/notify.php with a transaction reference, handling finding and verifying the transaction.
  • For gateways that go off-site, you don't have to do much. The PayPal gateway is a good example.
  • For gateways that need to write additional markup to the page (a custom form with javascript for example), look at Stripe, Paymill or Braintree. There's a small set of JavaScript utilities loaded automatically as CommercePayments that you should use to add cross-browser event listeners, onReady callbacks etc.

Registering the gateway

It's not yet possible in v0.7 to register a custom gateway. This will be implemented using a Module soon.