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paypal payment buttons using WA program

Thread began 7/15/2010 3:25 pm by watercolor346374 | Last modified 12/28/2011 4:05 pm by wombat.56339078 | 2306 views | 4 replies |


paypal payment buttons using WA program

I downloaded the payment buttons program for dreamweaver. I have several questions about them:
1. When it asked me for API info, I submitted the info from my sandbox, since this is what I am using to test. Kept getting the error message that they were invalid, copied and pasted them.
2. Do I have to do this for every button: add to cart, view cart, checkout( on cart), confirm order on checkout.php. or can I just put the button on the confirm page?
Thank you,

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

1) Are you getting the error in the extension? or is the error occurring on the website?

When copying the API Username, API Signature and API Password values, make sure you are not copying any extra surrounding white space.

Make sure to use the API Username, this is not the same as you account email.

NOTE: The paypal buttons are compiled buttons, they will be complied with the API information you enter.

They will not automatically be updated with live API credentials. when you choose to go live, you will need to recreate the buttons with the live API credentials.

2) The paypal buttons do not work the same as eCart. when using the paypal buttons, the paypal server becomes the cart, not your site. each time they click and add to cart button, they are brought to paypals site, they can chose to continue shopping, or checkout.

The checkout process is done complety on the paypal servers.

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paypal buttons

If I use these buttons, you are saying that the info on my confirm.php will not be recorded into my db tables at check out?
thank you

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

that is correct

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watercolor (and any bod else reading)

" are saying that the info on my confirm.php will not be recorded into my db tables at check out..."

You should NEVER try to rely on the thank-you page for saving of a transaction record to db etc. It is a known fact many buyers will either stupidly surf elsewhere from the PP payments results page AND that from time to time buyers browser or ISP connections crash and that means records will be missing.

**An IPN script "notify_url" hidden tag can be added to any PP pay button form INCLUDING saved "hosted" buttons.


The PP totaly discreet IPN process is designed just for post payment (instant) db / info email etc processing no matter what the buyer does. In almost all cases the IPN notices will be received by your IPN script long before any buyer can even get to successfully? see a thank you page.

See PP site for IPN process help / samples and the PP IPN forum for "angeleye"s excellent and free php mySql IPN script.


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