Stripe Payment Gateway Integration in CodeIgniter 4

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As we all know in most web application either in CodeIgniter 4 or any of the PHP Framework, we sometimes need to integrate payment gateway. Inside this article, we will see Stripe payment Integration in codeIgniter 4. Stripe payment system settings in CodeIgniter 4. Easy and in complete detailed concept.

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Note*: For this article, CodeIgniter v4.1 setup has been installed. May be when you are seeing, version will be updated. CodeIgniter 4.x still is in development mode.

Let’s get started – Stripe payment gateway in CodeIgniter 4

Download & Install CodeIgniter 4 Setup

We need to download & install CodeIgniter 4 application setup to system.

To set application we have multiple options to proceed.

Here are the following ways to download and install CodeIgniter 4 –

  • Manual Download
  • Composer Installation
  • Clone Github repository of CodeIgniter 4

Complete introduction of CodeIgniter 4 basics – Click here to go. After going through this article you can easily download & install setup.

Here is the command to install via composer –

$ composer create-project codeigniter4/appstarter codeigniter-4

Assuming you have successfully installed application into your local system.

Turn Development Mode On

When we install CodeIgniter 4, we have env file at root. To use the environment variables means using variables at global scope we need to do env to .env

Open project in terminal

$ cp env .env

Above command will create a copy of env file to .env file. Now we are ready to use environment variables.

CodeIgniter starts up in production mode by default. Let’s do it in development mode. So that while working if we get any error then error will show up.

# CI_ENVIRONMENT = production

 // Do it to 
CI_ENVIRONMENT = development

Now application is in development mode.

Stripe PHP Package Installation

We will install stripe package via composer into CodeIgniter 4 setup. Open CodeIgniter 4 project in terminal and hit this composer command.

$ composer require stripe/stripe-php

Autoload Stripe Library

Open Autoload.php from /app/Config. Find $psr4 and add stripe library.


public $psr4 = [
		APP_NAMESPACE => APPPATH, // For custom app namespace
		'Config'      => APPPATH . 'Config',
		'Stripe' => ROOTPATH . 'vendor/stripe/stripe-php/init.php' // added here


Set Stripe API Key and SECRET

Open up Constants.php from /app/Config folder of CodeIgniter 4 application.

Into the file, set stripe api key and secret.


defined("STRIPE_KEY") || define('STRIPE_KEY', "pk_test_MaQhP2b8XqG9R7PTL6VUmipt");
defined("STRIPE_SECRET") || define('STRIPE_SECRET', "sk_test_MtVxg0tJfCGJXQY8xZlu69Ie");


This is our stripe sandbox detail, you can replace it with your own. If you are wondering to find stripe test account keys. Follow these steps –

  • You need to enable Viewing test data to use Test account details
  • Go to Developer >> Click on API keys

Create Routes

Open Routes.php from /app/Config folder. Add these routes into it.


$routes->get("stripe", "StripeController::stripe");
$routes->post("payment", "StripeController::payment");

Create Controller File

Next, we need to create a controller file.

$ php spark make:controller Stripe --suffix

It will create a controller file StripeController.php inside /app/Controllers folder

Open StripeController.php and write this given code.


namespace App\Controllers;
use App\Controllers\BaseController;
use Stripe;

class StripeController extends BaseController
     * Get All Data from this method.
     * @return Response
    public function __construct()

     * Get All Data from this method.
     * @return Response
    public function stripe()
        return view("stripe");

     * Get All Data from this method.
     * @return Response
    public function payment(){

        $stripe = Stripe\Charge::create ([
                "amount" => 70 * 100,
                "currency" => "usd",
                "source" => $_REQUEST["stripeToken"],
                "description" => "Test payment via Stripe From" 

        // after successfull payment, you can store payment related information into 
        // your database

        //$data = array('success' => true, 'data' => $stripe);
        //echo json_encode($data);
        session()->setFlashdata("message", "Payment done successfully");

        return redirect('stripe');

Create Template File

Let’s create template file for setting the layout of payment details for user.

Create a file stripe.php inside /app/Views folder. Open file and paste the given code.

<!DOCTYPE html>

    <title>CodeIgniter 4 - Stripe Payment Gateway Integration -</title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="" />
    <script src=""></script>
    <style type="text/css">
        .panel-title {
            display: inline;
            font-weight: bold;

        .display-table {
            display: table;

        .display-tr {
            display: table-row;

        .display-td {
            display: table-cell;
            vertical-align: middle;
            width: 61%;


    <div class="container">

        <h3 style="text-align: center;">CodeIgniter 4 - Stripe Payment Gateway Integration -</h3><br />


        if (session()->get("message")) {
            <div class="alert alert-success">
                <?= session()->get("message") ?>

        <div class="row">
            <div class="col-md-6 col-md-offset-3">
                <div class="panel panel-default credit-card-box">
                    <div class="panel-body">

                        <form role="form" action="<?php echo base_url('payment') ?>" method="post" class="require-validation" data-cc-on-file="false" data-stripe-publishable-key="<?= STRIPE_KEY ?>" id="payment-form">

                            <div class='form-row row'>
                                <div class='col-xs-12 form-group required'>
                                    <label class='control-label'>Name on Card</label> 
                                    <input class='form-control' size='4' type='text'>

                            <div class='form-row row'>
                                <div class='col-xs-12 form-group card required'>
                                    <label class='control-label'>Card Number</label> 
                                    <input autocomplete='off' class='form-control card-number' size='20' type='text'>

                            <div class='form-row row'>
                                <div class='col-xs-12 col-md-4 form-group cvc required'>
                                    <label class='control-label'>CVC</label> 
                                    <input autocomplete='off' class='form-control card-cvc' placeholder='ex. 311' size='4' type='text'>
                                <div class='col-xs-12 col-md-4 form-group expiration required'>
                                    <label class='control-label'>Expiration Month</label> 
                                    <input class='form-control card-expiry-month' placeholder='MM' size='2' type='text'>
                                <div class='col-xs-12 col-md-4 form-group expiration required'>
                                    <label class='control-label'>Expiration Year</label> 
                                    <input class='form-control card-expiry-year' placeholder='YYYY' size='4' type='text'>

                            <div class='form-row row'>
                                <div class='col-md-12 error form-group hide'>
                                    <div class='alert-danger alert'>Please correct the errors and try

                            <div class="row">
                                <div class="col-xs-12">
                                    <button class="btn btn-primary btn-lg btn-block" type="submit">Pay Now ($70)</button>




<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script>

<script type="text/javascript">
    $(function() {

        var $form = $(".require-validation");

        $('form.require-validation').bind('submit', function(e) {
            var $form = $(".require-validation"),
                inputSelector = ['input[type=text]'].join(', '),
                $inputs = $form.find('.required').find(inputSelector),
                $errorMessage = $form.find('div.error'),
                valid = true;

            $inputs.each(function(i, el) {
                var $input = $(el);
                if ($input.val() === '') {

            if (!$'cc-on-file')) {
                    number: $('.card-number').val(),
                    cvc: $('.card-cvc').val(),
                    exp_month: $('.card-expiry-month').val(),
                    exp_year: $('.card-expiry-year').val()
                }, stripeResponseHandler);


        function stripeResponseHandler(status, response) {
            if (response.error) {
            } else {
                /* token contains id, last4, and card type */
                var token = response['id'];

                $form.append("<input type='hidden' name='stripeToken' value='" + token + "'/>");



This code will will create a UI for payment inputs and added javascript code will help to process the stripe payment.

Application Testing

Now, start development server.

$ php spark serve

Here you can test with these given test card details.

URL: http://localhost:8080/stripe

Name: Sample
Number: 4242 4242 4242 4242
CSV: 123
Expiration Month: 04
Expiration Year: 2024

We hope this article helped you to learn about Stripe Payment Gateway Integration in CodeIgniter 4 in a very detailed way.

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2 thoughts on “Stripe Payment Gateway Integration in CodeIgniter 4”

  1. Brilliant article, tough payment section is returning the following error

    Class ‘Stripe\Stripe’ not found

    PHP: 7.3.26 — CodeIgniter: 4.1.1

    any idea

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