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  1. Hi Larry: I am using your book "Effortless E-commerce with php and mysql 2nd edition" to create a subscription website. When using your example 1 scripts, everything worked fine except that the database was not updating. The log was showing a 400 - Bad request error.The reason I found in one of your forums was a change in paypal's IPN script requirements, however the solution mentioned there is no more valid as paypal has made further changes to the scripts. It is now a completely different script which is very different from the one used in your example. I have tried everything but its not working. Could you please update the ipn script (the ipn_log.php file) in your example so that your example is still usable. Also would it be possible for you to send me a copy of the updated script by e-mail or a link to the updated script. I like all your books and commend you on your presentation style, especially the fact that you make extremely complicated things so simple. Thanks, and waiting for your reply Thomas
  2. Hi Larry, I really love reading your books and I learned a lot from them. Right now i'm having problems in logging using the test buyer accounts in the part Testing Accounts Paypal. I was able to create them in sandbox and then i register in the knowledge is power site then click the paypal button shown on the registration page. However when i tried to login using the test accounts it says Please check your email address and password and try again. I'm wonderin what went wrong, coz i followed all the steps. Thanks in advance! Jan
  3. I thought I would post this in case it benefited others. Problem: I tried several times to create a PayPal button in the sandbox. Each time, the generated code did not contain any reference to the sandbox; it always generated code for a "live" site. This was even the case when I walked through the process on the phone with PayPal tech support. Naturally, then, there way no way to test the PayPal payment functionality and I got all sorts of errors. Root Cause: Not entirely sure, but it's something on the PayPal side when you go to create the button in the sandbox. Solution: I worked with a different tech support person for this strange work-around that did work. In short, you have to NOT go to the "Merchant Services" tab, but get to the button creation a different way. Steps: Log into Developer website (using your "official" account, not any sandbox accounts you created) Create a new Business Type account in sandbox (This actually failed for me the first time. I got an "We're sorry but something went wrong.Please delete this account and try again" error. It worked the second time.) Click on "Enter Sandbox Site" and login as the Business Type user you just created. Hover over Profile Link. Click on My Selling Tools. (The tech said I might see something in this drop down menu referring to "PayPal buttons" but I didn't.) Click on PayPal butons -> Update Click on "Sample Subscription Button" -> Action -> Create new button Create the button in line with Ullman's instructions in Chapter Six. The resulting code should have "..www.sandbox.paypal..." in it. Good luck!
  4. I am trying to test a subscription purchase using the PayPal sandbox button as described in Chapter Six with no luck. I just spent an hour with PayPay tech support and they said that the problem is that my localhost is set to "live" and not "test" and therefore the PayPal button will not work with a sandbox. I'm using XAMPP on my MacBook Pro. Steps I've taken: - Created sandbox account - Logged into sandbox - Created button in sandbox (note: the button code does NOT contain any reference to "sandbox"; I expected that it would based on Chapter 6) - Pasted button HTML into register.php - Logged in to my localhost site - Pressed the button - I am NOT taken to a sandbox PayPal location; I am taken to www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr PayPal tech support says that I need to go into my localhost settings and change something from "live mode" to "test mode". I assume I'm missing something stupid... Help or advice? THANKS!
  5. Hi, I thought maybe someone on here would be able to provide me some information/help/advice/tips. I am currently coming to the end of completing my own business website. I am needing to take orders/payments via credit and debit cards. I will require to put a hold on an amount on someones credit card for up to 24 hours till the transaction has been confirmed. Once the confirmation has taken place then the move will leave the persons account and not before. Can this be done with Paypal Pro Advance Business account? If so, how can i sign up to an account if I am based in Denmark? It seems like it always requires me to be located in the US to sign up to an account? If not, can anyone recommend an online payment service that could offer me that? Looking forward to your responses and many thanks in advance.
  6. I noticed, a while back, that Larry had instituted only Stripe as his method of payment for the Yii book. Then, he added PayPal. Why? I'm wondering if Stripe can truly be the only offering for payment on my site. I'd rather not go the tedious PayPal or other payment gateway route. I would love to hear that Stripe can pull all the weight on its own. Lori
  7. Hi, Larry thanks for this nice book. I have used your book as a guideline and created a nice shopping cart utilizing YII framework. Am now at the checkout section where by I want to utilize cash, paypal and authorize.net. Basicaly this is what I want to happen. When the customer clicks on checkout link I take them to a page where they are able to view what they have shopped for. On the same page I present a form only to collect shipping address and in addition to this I have three radio buttons for them to select payment method. The cash one I don't have a problem with it but on the paypal and authorize.net I need when either is checked I want to redirect them to respective method so that they can login or register and pay with either paypal or authorize.net. One thing am able to do is a redirect to either paypal or authorize.net when their respective radiobutton is selected. Only I need to know which type of payment is best to implement in this scenario of radio buttons I have seen it in several shopping on the internet. I do not what to store users billing or part of their payment information. I was thinking of paypal standard from paypal stand point but authorize.net am not sure which one to use. Or if you have a reference that explain the different type and how they are implemented it will be nice.
  8. I am interested in incorporating a 15 or 30 day FREE trial period, however am having difficulties completing the task. I am in the education field and have very limited knowledge/skills regarding php/mySQL and thanks to Larry's approach I have made it further than I expected. Basically after users register and are presented with the Paypal, they must login via Payapl and agree to the monthly subscription, however the first 30 days should be free so that they have the option of canceling the subscription if they choose to do so without being charged anything. Creating the free trial period Paypal button is easy, however just doing this does not update the database in any way. When a trial period button is created and used, the database doesn't seem to be updated and therefore doesn't allow users to access the content. ( Any insight is very much appreciated...... Thanks Larry for such a great book!
  9. Hi all, This is not a question. But if you want to create a button in PayPal that is dynamic and accepts values from your scripts, you may find this useful: When creating a Button in your Business Account, there are 3 steps. Under Step 2 ("Track Inventory, profit & loss (optional)", un-tick "Save button at PayPal". Now the button you created, will not be hosted by PayPal and you can pass on values, e.g.: <input type="hidden" name="email" value="<?php echo $_SESSION['email']; ?>"> PayPal offers of tonnes of information but it took me hours and quite some headache to figure this one out. I hope, others will at least benefit from my agony! Regards, Michael
  10. Hey Guys, I learned everything I know from Larry's books, but this question is not directly from any of his books. But I really need some help! I've set up a script to listen for IPN from paypal. I see the IPN activity in my paypal IPN history. The listener script that I set up is supposed to change one row in my database (I'm adding a user_meta value to a wordpress user to flag him as a premium user). The database update is not happening. When I point my browser to the page where the ipn script is hosted, this is the error message I see: web browser to the page on which my ipn script is located, I get this php error message: Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to ssl://www.paypal.com:443 (Unable to find the socket transport "ssl" - did you forget to enable it when you configured PHP?) in /home/adven/avclients.com/belovedsamoa/latest/ipn.php on line 20 Does anyone have any advice at all? What more do you need in order to help me? phpinfo() output below: In full: http://avclients.com...est/phpinfo.php The highlights: PHP Version 5.3.6 SSL Version OpenSSL/0.9.8b System Linux webserver.adventuresdesign.com 2.6.18-164.11.1.el5xen #1 SMP Wed Jan 20 08:06:04 EST 2010 x86_64 Build Date Mar 23 2011 12:20:27 Configure Command './configure' '--disable-fileinfo' '--disable-phar' '--enable-bcmath' '--enable-calendar' '--enable-ftp' '--enable-libxml' '--enable-magic-quotes' '--enable-mbstring' '--enable-pdo=shared' '--enable-sockets' '--prefix=/usr' '--with-curl=/opt/curlssl/' '--with-curlwrappers' '--with-gd' '--with-gettext' '--with-imap=/opt/php_with_imap_client/' '--with-imap-ssl=/usr' '--with-jpeg-dir=/usr' '--with-kerberos' '--with-libdir=lib64' '--with-libxml-dir=/opt/xml2/' '--with-mysql=/usr' '--with-mysql-sock=/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' '--with-pcre-regex=/opt/pcre' '--with-pdo-mysql=shared' '--with-pdo-sqlite=shared' '--with-pic' '--with-png-dir=/usr' '--with-sqlite=shared' '--with-xpm-dir=/usr' '--with-zlib' '--with-zlib-dir=/usr'
  11. Hi all. When I type in the Instant Payment notification URL, it do not allow http://localhost/ipn.php So I type it another URL: http://www.weng.com/ipn.php, which does not exist, but it allow I think it is not Okay. Thanks for helping <-- End -- >
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