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PayPal Donations For vBulletin 3.5.0
Mod Version: 2.02, by Cloudrunner (Member) Cloudrunner is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.5.0 Beta 4 Rating: (9 votes - 4.44 average) Installs: 330
Released: 03 Jul 2005 Last Update: 07 Jul 2006 Downloads: 1466
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Code Changes Additional Files  

Sorry Guys...I have disappeared from vB coding completely for the time being...RL is paying me $35/hour to ignore it lol. Hope you understand why I haven't been around...

Paypal Donations For vBulletin 3.5
Version 2.02b


Hack Provided and coded by )O( Cloudrunner )O( of The Noble Pagan.
Release version: 2.02b
Release Date: 03 July 2005

Change Log

Paypal Donations 2.02
  • Fixed Bug introduced with the installer for the tables from 2.01
  • Added Who's Online Support Plugins For Donations Script
Paypal Donations 2.01
  • Fixed a small bug in the display of the top / last donors on the donate page.
Paypal Donations 2.00
  • Ported system over to vBulletin 3.50
  • Added ability for the installer to install template edits automatically
  • System installs plugins automatically
  • Fixed some minor bugs that were present in 1.07 of the 3.0.7 vBulletin donations system.
Special Thanks

Special Thanks goes to the following people, without their support, this would never have happened:

dsboyce8624
guvner
SLeeeper
And all of the Alpha Testers that helped out with this Hack!

I couldn't have done it without you all, Thank you!

)O( Cloudrunner )O(

What Paypal Donations Is:

Paypal Donations is a complete system that controls donations and how they are received via backend interfacing between your vBulletin server and Paypal's payment gateway server. The beauty of this marriage of servers is quite simply automation of the donation process as well as security of the transactions for both you, the administrator, and your users. With the Paypal donations system installed on your forums, you will be able to bring in that much needed income to not only keep your forums alive, but also to help defer costs of doing so to the users of your site without having to bug everyone and beg for money.

This seamless integration of Paypal as your backend payment processor not only provides your user with a well known and safe payment processor, but you are saved the hassle of opening a merchant account with your banking institution as well as saves you time in the process as it takes only a few short minutes to sign up with Paypal if you are not already an account holder there.
System Requirements

OS: vBulletin 3.5 (if you are running this already, then your server has the required installation, GD libraries are required, as well as CURL capabilities for this system to work)

Things To Do Before Installation

Direct File Edits To vB Resident Files: 1 (needed to group templates in AdminCP)
File Uploads: 34 (Of which 18 will be deleted after installation, leaving a total of 16 Files on your server)
Direct Database Queries: None, the installer does these for you
Direct Plugin Installation: None, the installer does these for you
Direct Template Modification: None, the installer installs all new templates, and modifies the resident templates as needed

The uninstaller will remove all modifications (to include the templates) should you decide to remove the system from your server.

How To Install / Upgrade Paypal Donations

Installation and Upgrading are as easy as a human like me could make it. Simply upload all the files from the archive to your server keeping the folder hierarchy intact and then point your browser to the installation file. On most servers it will be one of the following:Just follow the prompts from there folks, the installer does all the database, template, plugin, phrasing, and settings automatically for you!

If you ever decide to remove the system, just upload the install files and folder again and run the installer and choose uninstall. The uninstaller will remove any and all modifications that it did to your files, database, and templates automatically as well. Its as easy as you can get!

Time to install: less than five minutes depending on your upload speed.


Steps To Perform After Installation
  1. You must make sure that you have either a Business or Premiere account with Paypal.
    1. If you do not, then you will need to upgrade your Paypal account to that level before this system will work.
  2. You must have Paypal's IPN (Instant Payment Notification) turned on in your Paypal Profile.
    1. You do not need to have it pointing at any particular file for this system to work as the system will tell Paypal where to send the IPN to credit your users and notify you of the transaction.
  3. You will need to run through the donations settings at the end of the installer and make sure that you have all the required information in there.
  4. Please note that this system can be placed into test mode (default setting is ON when system is first installed).
    1. This setting tells the system whether to speak with the real Paypal Server for transactions or with Paypal's Sandbox (testing) server. If you wish to test the system before going live you will need to have access to Paypal's Sandbox server, you can sign up for access there at: http://developer.paypal.com.
  5. You will need to input your Paypal Account Email into the settings
  6. You will need to input the full URL to your donate.php file so that your users can make it back to your site after payment
  7. You will need to input the full URL to your ppverify.php file so that Paypal can send your IPNs to you and your system can process the information and give your users credit for the donation
License

Originally Posted by Brandon J. Briggs aka. Cloudrunner
As the original author of the Paypal Hacks for vBulletin 3.0.x and 3.5.x I give full authorization to modify, recode, compile and/or reverse engineer the paypal donation hacks to any and all fully licensed members of vBulletin.org. I also give permission to fully distribute any derivative works that are created due to this authorization without need of providing credit or other means of recompense.
I am releasing this authorization in the hopes that someone will be able to carry on the work that was begun.

Final words

You will need to add a link somewhere in your navigation system for vBulletin pointing your users to the donations page (if you installed the vBadvanced Module then you have a link on the home page, but you might want to add one in the nav bar as well), as well as setting up your paypal account to give IPN responses to you, you can do this in your Paypal Profile under Instant Payment Notification.

To play in PayPal's Sandbox you will need to be registered with their developer network and setup a few sandbox accounts to play with the sandbox properly. I have throughly tested the sandbox functionality, and it is working until they decide to change coding standards again.

I sincerely hope that you enjoy this hack, Please feel free to send feedback to tnp@noblepagan.com !
Thank you!

)O( Cloudrunner )O(

P.s. Should you feel the need to donate to me in thanks, I will not stop you , in fact I will say thank you and that your support is greatly appreciated. If you do donate to me for this hack, I will give the recognition here as well as on The Noble Pagan. You can find my donations page here (also works as a demo site should you feel the need to check it out):

The Noble Pagan Donation Page

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Old 03 Jul 2005, 18:38
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Interesting blank hack

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Old 03 Jul 2005, 18:39
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Basic Screens

As will be most likely request within the first ten posts, here are some basic screens of the system.
Attached Images
File Type: gif AdminCP NavBar.gif (4.0 KB, 2953 views)
File Type: gif AdminCP Summary.gif (15.4 KB, 2582 views)
File Type: gif DonatePage.gif (47.6 KB, 5127 views)
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Old 03 Jul 2005, 18:40
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Originally Posted by hellsatan
Interesting blank hack

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Yeah you like that? Thought some might...

Seriously though, I'm working getting the post finished now, will be up shortly.

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Old 03 Jul 2005, 19:44
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Just to answer a question that may come up, yes this system is on a live server running 3.5.0.
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Old 03 Jul 2005, 20:13
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Sorry folks, missed one little thing in the system. It has to do with the sorting of the top or last donors on the donate.php page. Typical upgrade techniques are in effect here: Upload all files, overwriting all old ones, and then run the installer running the upgrade. Simple as that.

You don't have to do this upgrade as any following upgrades will address this small issue as well. This does not affect you if you choose to show the TOP donors, only if you want to show the true LAST donors will it affect you.

I've updated the zip with the update.

Love and light to all!

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Old 03 Jul 2005, 20:28
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Great hack, thanks!
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Originally Posted by .Tim
Great hack, thanks!
Thank you!

I am curious as to everyone's experience with the installer, was it worth the hours of getting that to work with the templates and the plugs installed at the same time without needing to do the edits manually, should something be adjusted in the installer? In general, I'm looking for feedback on the installer as it is a write from scratch deal...
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Old 03 Jul 2005, 21:14
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wow you got that out fast

I just finished installing it on vb3.0.7 just working on getting my sand box setup I'm looking forward to vb3.0.5 going gold
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Originally Posted by PixelFx
wow you got that out fast

I just finished installing it on vb3.0.7 just working on getting my sand box setup I'm looking forward to vb3.0.5 going gold
6 Liters of Mountain Dew will do that to one who was nabbed by the matrix...LOL
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Old 03 Jul 2005, 21:32
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Database error in vBulletin 3.5.0 Beta 3:

Invalid SQL:
CREATE TABLE forum_donation_donors (
id int(100) NOT NULL auto_increment,
userid int(255) NOT NULL default '0',
ip varchar(255) NOT NULL default '',
total decimal(10,2) NOT NULL default '0.00'
PRIMARY KEY (id)
) TYPE=MyISAM;;

MySQL Error : You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '(id)
) TYPE=MyISAM' at line 6
Error Number : 1064
Date : Sunday, July 3rd 2005 @ 11:29:17 PM
Script : http://....../admincp/donations_install.php
Referrer : http://....../admincp/donations_install.php

Classname : vb_database
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Old 03 Jul 2005, 21:52
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Originally Posted by MrSDavidson
Database error in vBulletin 3.5.0 Beta 3:

Invalid SQL:
CREATE TABLE forum_donation_donors (
id int(100) NOT NULL auto_increment,
userid int(255) NOT NULL default '0',
ip varchar(255) NOT NULL default '',
total decimal(10,2) NOT NULL default '0.00'
PRIMARY KEY (id)
) TYPE=MyISAM;;

MySQL Error : You have an error in your SQL syntax. Check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '(id)
) TYPE=MyISAM' at line 6
Error Number : 1064
Date : Sunday, July 3rd 2005 @ 11:29:17 PM
Script : http://....../admincp/donations_install.php
Referrer : http://....../admincp/donations_install.php

Classname : vb_database
Well, that goofed...Sorry folks, found an issue with the WOL, as well had a user point out a goof in the cold install of the system. I have updated the archive with the new file, if you had problems with a cold install then do an uninstall first, then reinstall, if you installed without problems, then simply run the upgrader.

If you had installation problems from a cold install, and you do not uninstall first, then you will run into multitudes of problems (we had this glitch in the 3.0.7 for awhile).

Lemme know if you run into any more problems!

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Old 03 Jul 2005, 22:05
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Works Now Thanks
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Old 03 Jul 2005, 22:08
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Originally Posted by MrSDavidson
Works Now Thanks
no problem, it was a stupid comma missing....I hate that...
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Old 03 Jul 2005, 22:09
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Top Donors
Sorted by Total Donations View All Donors
View All Donors

Takes you to the wrong link

http://www.example.com/forums/alldonors.php
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