Switching to Classic Checkout

Resolving Blocks Checkout Issues: Switching to Classic Checkout

WooCommerce, a widely used e-commerce plugin for WordPress, introduced a block-based checkout system to enhance the checkout experience. However, some users have encountered issues, particularly with payment methods, leading to errors like “There are no payment methods available.” In this guide, we’ll explore the problems associated with Blocks Checkout and provide a solution by switching to the Classic Checkout. 


Issues with Blocks Checkout

1. Payment Method Error

Users have reported a common issue where the payment method doesn’t work in the Blocks Checkout. The error message displayed is: “There are no payment methods available. This may be an error on our side. Please contact us if you need any help.” For example one user posted on stack overflow about PayPal payment method not working on block checkout, and other users recommended to switch back to classic checkout.

2. Complexity and Customization Challenges

Blocks Checkout introduces a more modular and flexible design. However, some users find it more complex and challenging to customize compared to the simplicity of the Classic Checkout.

Switching to Classic Checkout

To address these issues and revert to the Classic Checkout, follow these steps:

Step 1: Navigate to the Checkout Page

    1. In your WordPress dashboard, go to “Pages.”
    2. Locate and edit the checkout page.

Step 2: Select the “Payment Options” Block

  1. Inside the checkout page editor, find the “payment options” block.
  2. In the right column, a warning box may appear, stating, “Some active extensions do not yet support this block.”
  3. Click on the “Switch to classic checkout” button.

block editor checkout page

Step 3: Complete the Switching Process

  1. Follow the prompts and continue the process until you successfully switch to the Classic Checkout.

classic checkout popup


By taking these steps, you can resolve issues related to payment methods and simplify the checkout experience for both you and your customers. The Classic Checkout utilizes traditional WooCommerce templates and hooks, making it easier to customize and avoiding complications associated with the Blocks Checkout.

Experiment with both options to find the checkout system that best suits your online store’s needs. If you encounter any further issues, don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance. Now you can enjoy a streamlined and error-free checkout process on your WooCommerce store! 

If you need any help regarding checkout customization or if you want to switch back to classic checkout, feel free to contact me. Happy coding!

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