After adding an item to the cart in drupal 7 commerce, the /cart page has a checkout with paypal button. Is there a way to remove this in the commerce payment configuration pages? It seems unnecessary and confusing. I know I can hide it via css, but was wondering if there was a option somewhere.

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  • What module are you using to provide that button? Jun 22, 2013 at 23:54
  • just using commerce_paypal .. Jun 23, 2013 at 0:05
  • 2
    That's not provided by the commerce PayPal module. I have many sites running it and have never seen that before. It must be provided by something else. Maybe drupal.org/project/commerce_paypal_ec Jun 23, 2013 at 2:02
  • @NigelWaters That could be an answer, although I am not sure this question is not too localized.
    – apaderno
    Jun 23, 2013 at 9:37
  • Yea it seems to be commerce_paypal_ec -- express checkout... Jun 23, 2013 at 16:24

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This button comes from the Express Checkout module in the Commerce PayPal project. If you don't need Express Checkout, just uninstall that module. If you do, it's a functional requirement of PayPal for the button to be present here. However, I will go open a feature request now to turn that into an area handler for Order Views. Makes sense and would do what you're asking.

  • Wait, so paypal requires the button to be present on that step or it's one of the modules non-configurable features? Which paypal module provides the same functionality later in the checkout process?
    – Sam Becker
    Sep 30, 2013 at 10:10
  • The same module handles both the "shortcut" flow (which is the button at /cart) and the "mark" flow (which is the payment option on the checkout form). If you don't want it on /cart for now, you can use hook_form_alter() to remove it or potentially hook_module_implements_alter() to prevent it from being added in the first place. Oct 3, 2013 at 23:32

If found a simple way to disable the button through rules.

Edit the configuration of the Paypal EC payment method and add a condition to the rule:

Data Comparison / Commerce Order...state / Equal to 'Checkout'

In this way, when the order is still in Shopping Cart state the payment method is disabled.


Although it's not recommended, you can comment these lines:

$form['paypal_ec'] = array(
 '#type' => 'image_button',
 '#value' => t('Check out with PayPal'),
 '#src' => commerce_paypal_ec_button_url(),
 '#attached' => array(
   'css' => array(
     drupal_get_path('module', 'commerce_paypal_ec') . '/theme/commerce_paypal_ec.theme.css',
  • Altering the paypal_ec paypal form maybe a an option. But please, not inside the module itself. Better to go for a much safer hook_form alter
    – Augusto
    Dec 9, 2017 at 9:20

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