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fixed recurring charges

Thread began 7/07/2010 4:46 am by i.edwards384429 | Last modified 7/07/2010 10:10 am by Dave Buchholz | 756 views | 3 replies |


fixed recurring charges


though I'd posted this question but clearly another senior moment!.

Am coming to the end of a project which is based on models and photographers.

Both will pay an annual charge to use the site - models to be listed and photographers to search.

This part is sorted and nearly all works.

However I now need to setup how to take the money.

My logic was to setup a shop with two products and when payment is received to alter a field in the database to indicate a payment was received.

So my sequence would be

the user registers, then on the userprofile page they would press an add to cart button which would take them to paypal . Then the response from paypal would udate the database.

Would this be simple to do or am I going the wrong route.?

My PHP knowledge is limited so I might consider farming this bit out

I have ecart 4 (not 5) and Powerstore, securityassist etc

Any advise appreciated



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Dave BuchholzBeta Tester


Simple depends on your expertise :-)

Your annual charges would be displayed depending on the category (photographer/model) chosen I assume ?

Are you going to determine by date whether the advert should be displayed / photographer allowed access ?

Yes it makes sense to use the post from PayPal to update the database, are you using web payment standard or pro ?

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Hi Dave

my expertise is quite near or close to 0.

What I've done is used the use registration pack to allow models to register. I've added ten upload fields and fields for gender, sex, ethnicity etc. On the basic registration and profile pages there are 5 upload fields. There is an advanced profile page which has ten upload fields and the idea is that models will pay a free of £ per year to have the extra ten images displayed in their portfolio (using light box- thanks for that;-)

The photographers side was created using the datassist package which alowed me to create the search ansd results pages. The idea is that the photographers pay 120 per year to use the search option.

I thought they could register and then on the profile page they could then use an add to cart function ands checkout etc which would take them to paypal . I assumed that there would be a way to get the database updated using the result from paypal.

As to the date I thought a count function from the data of registration would work.

TRouble is the more I thinkabout it the more complicated it seems to be.

From your comment I assume it is not an out of the box option????



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Dave BuchholzBeta Tester

Originally Said By: i.edwards384429
  From your comment I assume it is not an out of the box option????  

Correct :-)

You can use eCart for the checkout for sure but there is extra coding involved to make it all work as you envisage.

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