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Schadeboy

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  1. Schadeboy

    PayPal WPP Direct Payments & Express Checkout Support

    To quote Mater, from Cars; "Holy Shoot!" I didn't realize there was more than one Website Payments Pro contribution. I figured there was just one, since everything I read on PayPal's site kinda sorta indicated as such. I suppose this just goes to show how much of my brain has been turned to porridge. I went back to the very beginning of this topic and took a second look at the link to the contribution and you know what I found? Right! I found the term "Individual Commitment" which as we all know would be an excellent name for a rock band. But what I also found was a contribution that looks like it might actually be the contribution that PayPal itself sanctions, although I could be wrong (it's happened before - me being wrong). Again, I apologize for being such a doofus on this forum. I hope that in the future, I can avoid such fatuous comportment and that I won't bar myself from future assistance. Maybe, once Hell defrosts and geneticists figure out how to put wings on pigs, I will one day understand what I'm doing and even be able to offer assistance to others. I thank you for your kind nudging towards the other contribution for which this support thread is designed. As soon as I get home from work, I will restore the backup I made of my site, and install this contribution, which appears to have a far better success rate for its users.
  2. Schadeboy

    PayPal WPP Direct Payments & Express Checkout Support

    Okay, I finally found the answers, at least on a technical level. A PayPal BN is a Build Number. From what I've been able to find, it seems like this is optional. An IPN Notification URL is the address used to validate payment information from PayPal. This is pretty important, it seems. The address points to servers on PayPal's end that coordinates the confirmation of a payment. No big deal. My question, and I am strictly allowing my frustration to speak here, is would it have killed anyone to have included these explanations and the actual server addresses in the instructions? I have spent the better part of two hours trying to figure out what these are. Despite knowing this information now, and configuring my WPP and Express Checkout to include what I believe are the proper test IPN Notification URLs, I am still haveing problems with my checkout_process.php page. Again, I don't mean to be an ass over this. I really mean it when I say it's the frustration talking. I hope no one will take it too personally. I am just tired of dealing with this. It should not be this difficult. Thanks again.
  3. Schadeboy

    PayPal WPP Direct Payments & Express Checkout Support

    Hello, I have recently installed the PayPal Website Payments Pro contribution, and I have setup my PayPal account accordingly. I'm currently trying to set up test payments using my Sandbox accounts on PayPal, but I have run into a problem. First, I have to ask the following two questions. 1 - What is a PayPal BN? 2 - What is an IPN Notification URL? The installation instructions give absolutely no clue as to what I'm supposed to enter here. Unless I am a total doofus, which is entirely possible. I have searched and searched this entire forum top to bottom, downloaded the forum topic to Word and searched it that way, and I have searched PayPal's site as well. Apparently I am the only person who doesn't understand what these are and what I'm supposed to enter, because I can't find anything on this. If it's out there, I'm not seeing it (I point you back to the doofus remark). When I try to run the test payments, my site goes just honky dorey until the point where I actually have to load the checkout_process.php file. At this point, I get nothing but a blank screen after several minutes of waiting. I'm so totally confused as to what I'm supposed to do. The instructions aren't any help, and I have become frustrated to the point of kicking innocent dogs. Can someone please help me? Thank you in advance.
  4. Well, after waiting two days for an answer to this, I decided to just bit the bullet and upload the files and let the chips fall where they may. I ran the SQL query that was appropriate, and so far things seem to have worked. I am curious about something, though. If a user of my site wants to write a comment or review of a product, they are taken to the same login page as if they are about to buy something. They are presented with the same three options - to sign in if they are a currently registered customer, to create an account, or just blaze on by without creating one or logging in. But the page is exactly the same as if they were buying something. To me, this is very confusing. I'm wondering if anyone else has run into this and what solution they came up with? I suppose I could go through this message thread and check on that myself...
  5. All, Being a guy of the male gender, I recognize that I am not the most observant of people. Therefore, it comes as no surprise to me that I am completely at a loss as to how to go about installing the latest version of PWA. I downloaded it. I looked for a comprehensive installation file that would explain to me how to install the thing, but I am not finding it. I hope that I am not the only one that doesn't understand how to install this thing. I've searched through this forum for any mention of installation instructions, but have found nothing. It seems everyone else here is far smarter than I am, which I have no problem with. The only text file that I could find that had even the remotest possible inclination towards installation instructions was the file called "Purchase_without_account.txt" which says this: When I first read this, I thought it made perfect sense. My only question was "huh?" Seriously, am I the only person trying to implement this that doesn't understand what this means? Everyone else seems to have some inkling of what to do, but I can't seem to figure it out. An earlier version of PWA came with a rather extensive set of instructions. The one dated in October of 2006 has...well, what I quoted above. I hope that my post isn't arrogant or rude. I am just frustrated because I'd really like to implement this on my site, Twilight Teez. Maybe I'm missing an obvious support forum on this, but all of my searches bring me back to this one, and as I said, I don't see any help in this regard. Thanks. Happy New Year to everyone!
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