As for your transactions not occurring for the PayPal do you have test mode set to true in your globals file? If so you will need to set it to false. Also, check that you have the use sandbox set to true for sandbox testing.
When you are checking on transaction that occurred in the sandbox you will need to sign into the sandbox area to with your testing account to see the details. If you see no details here then it means that no transaction occurred, this is usually only the case when the test mode is enabled.
Eric, I currently have had the test mode=true, and the sandbox=true. I can get a order go through the process. But, I cant get the transaction of money in sandbox. When test mode=false, I get through sandbox paypal to put the details in for the transaction and the order confirmation, then when I submit to confirm order (pp_confirm), it goes to checkout failure (pp_checkout_failure).
What is wrong please?
Is the checkout.php page ssl encrypted when I get it to go live?
Also, how do I join UPS and get the shipping gateway working? I've opened an account and looked at the shipping api, but dont understand how to link the two, and theres nothing from both parties to explain.