Payment providers typically provide test or sandbox modes so you can test your payment settings before you begin accepting actual payments.
Within your payment settings on Wild Apricot, you can switch between live and test or sandbox connection modes. To switch to test or sandbox mode, click the Test/Sandbox radio button beside Connection mode on the Payment settings screen, then enter the test or sandbox account credentials provided by your payment provider.
In most cases, won't be the same as your actual account credentials. For instructions on obtaining sandbox accounts from PayPal, click here. Even though this involves logging onto a developer site, you can log in using your regular PayPal account credentials.
When you are ready to begin accepting actual online payments, click the Live radio button on the Payment settings screen.