PayPal Standard Checkout error

I am setting up an online store with WordPress (4.7.4) and Woocommerce (3.0.5). I cant get PayPal Standard to work. Once I choose it as a payment option on the front-end and I proceed to pay, I get an error from paypal that says:

Leider ist ein Systemfehler aufgetreten. Versuchen Sie es später noch einmal.“. Couldnt find the english error page so I’ll translate: “Unfortunately, a system error occurred. Please try again later.

I called PayPal support and they havent received any errors from their side or my account.

I installed PayPal for WooCommerce and used their PayPal Express checkout. Although buggy, and a payment went through. However, I want the normal PayPal Standard from WooCommerce to work.

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I also couldnt figure out if it was one of my Plugins used? Here is a list of Plugins:


Woocommerce Advanced Bulk Edit

WP Smush

Yoast SEO

WC Password Strength Settings

W3 Total Cache (I have set all settings according to WooCommerce recommendations)

UpdraftPlus – Backup/Restore

Regenerate Thumbnails


Hyyan WooCommerce Polylang Integration

GTmetrix for WordPress

Google XML Sitemaps

Google Tag Manager for WordPress

Advanced Ads

MailChimp for WordPress

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