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How do you use PayPal Receipes

Thread began 8/25/2010 7:36 pm by susanne_canale404761 | Last modified 8/26/2010 10:31 am by Jason Byrnes | 807 views | 1 replies |


How do you use PayPal Receipes

I have the free PayPal download. With it came something called WAPayPalRecipes100 I have installed this and the description in extension manager says I can use it to add options to my PayPal. This sounds perfect but I can't find any instructions on how to use it. When I add a PayPal add to cart button it does not allow me to add options like size, color etc.

I'm sure I will be embarrassed that I couldn't find the instructions, read me or whatever I need but if someone would point me in the right direction I sure would appreciate it.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

The paypal recipes is a Dreamweaver extension, it cannot be used with Expression Web.

To Add options to your product, you need to edit the form that is created for the paypal button.

an option is passed using two form elements. The first form element is the name of the option "Size", or "Color" the second form element passes the value for the options.

the first form element will be a hidden element. the naming convention to use for the hidden element will be "on<int>" where <int> is a whole number from 0 to 6:

<input name="on0" type="hidden" id="on0" value="Color" />

now we need to create a select list for the option values. the naming convention to use for the option values is "os<int>" where <int> is a whole number from 0 to 6:

<select name="os0" id="os0">
<option value="Red">Red</option>
<option value="Yellow">Yellow</option>
<option value="Blue">Blue</option>

you can have up to 7 options for a product. each name and value form element pair, must use a unique number "on1" and "os1" for the second one, "on2" and "os2" for the third and so on.

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