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PayPal Easy Donate - vB 3.6
Mod Version: 1.32, by Billspaintball (Member) Billspaintball is offline
Developer Last Online: Nov 2011 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.6.4 Rating: (30 votes - 4.90 average) Installs: 534
Released: 06 Aug 2006 Last Update: 27 May 2007 Downloads: 4488
Not Supported Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files Translations  

Hack Description

This hack is the easiest way to add the ability to accept PayPal donations for your site.
You simply upload 2 php files, and a couple of images and then import the product XML and thats it!
No messing round with template edits or anything like that, its all done for you!

Also includes a vB CMPS Module so you can use this hack on your vB CMPS pages. - Note: Module has not been updated to add latest currencys.
The vB CMPS is basicly just a straight port of DementedMindz excellent Paypal Module (dropdown) On vBa CMPS modified so that it can be setup from the AdminCP.
Many thanks to DementedMindz for allowing me to mod his module.

Some features of this hack are:
  • No need to modify or edit the standard vB files!
  • Automaticly adds 'Donate' link on Navbar next to the FAQ link if desired.
  • Simple once off setup in the Admin Control Panel.
  • You can change all text and headings from the Admin CP.
  • All PayPal settings such as preferred currency are set in the Admin CP.
  • The Donors forum username is on the emailed receipt from PayPal.
  • People do not have to be registered on your site to donate.
  • You and toggle the PayPal Verified seal on or off.
  • Its a product so no need to redo hacks when you upgrade vB next time.
  • Works with default IE settings!
  • vB CMPS Modue Available
  • Configurable Thank you page for donors
  • Default / suggested donation amount if desired
Well thats about it for the moment. I may add more features later, if there is a demand for them.

Please note that you have to have either a Business or Premiere PayPal account, else you will need to upgrade to one of these before you can accept donations. Its easy to do, just follow the guide on the PayPal site.

Also note that this is a product, not a plug-in. You must import it using the import product feature in the Admin CP.

I will try and offer support, but work and family commitments mean I dont have much free time.

This is a work in progress and currently a beta version.
This script has been confirmed as working on
  • vB 3.7 Beta 3
  • vB 3.6.7PL1
  • vB 3.6.7
  • vB 3.6.6
  • vB 3.6.5
  • vB 3.6.4
  • vB 3.6.3
  • vB 3.6.2
  • vB 3.6.1
  • vB 3.6.0
  • vB 3.6.0 RC1
  • vB 3.6.0 Beta2
  • vB 3.6.0 Beta1

Add Ons
Colonel Ingus has made quite a nice flash addon for this hack.
Full details of this addon are here - http://www.vbhackers.com/f76/audible...144/#post51661
Well worth checking out and seeing if it can enhance your donations page.

Known Bugs
vB Donations Hack - None on a standard vB 3.6.X install. However, if you use custom templates the automatic donate link insertion may not work. If thats the case, you will need to edit the navbar template manually as listed in the 2nd post.
vB CMPS Module - Wont work with Euros for some bizare reason, under investigation.
- Not updated to add new V1.32 currencys yet.

This has been tested in a totally clean install of vB 3.6 and in my live and hacked site as well.

Changelog

Version 1.32.366 (26th May 2007)
  • Changed - Uses new template hooks instead of modifying cached templates.
  • Will only work with vB 3.66 or newer


Version 1.32 (9th January 2007)
  • Added - 9 new Paypal supported currencys.
  • Added - Version checking in vB Product Manager.
  • Added - Product URL in vB Product Manager.
  • Fixed - Heading in AdminCP not displaying correctly.

Version 1.31 (6th August 2006)
  • Initial vB 3.6 Release

Upgrade Instructions
The 1.31 release for vB 3.6 is identical to the 1.31 vB 3.5 release.
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=113159
No upgrading is necessary if you were running the 1.31 version on your vB 3.5 board.
Make sure you select overwrite when you import.


Credits
Huge thanks to DementedMindz who made my V1.31 code XML compliant

I have been inspired by Cloudrunners PayPal Donations and Cybernetec's Cyb Paypal. Both have their good points, but neither were quite what I wanted, which is what inspired me to write this.

Thanks also to Paul M and hambil in helping me work out how to insert the donate link without any manual edits.
Also, espically to DementedMindz for his assistance, advice, and use of his vB CMPS module.
Much appreciested guys

And finally, a huge thanks to Boofo who was a great help in making the 1.30 release and supplied the new template, and much help.


Click on Install
If you have this script installed then please click on the install link because;
  • You will get notified if any security issues are reported.
  • You will get notified when there are any upgrades to this script
  • It gives me a warm fuzzy feeling and motivates me to develop more

Donations
First of all, to be clear. This script is 100% free.

However if you feel an urge to donate I'm not going to say no.
Donations can be made at http://www.billspaintball.com/vb3/bd_donate.php

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  #151  
Old 09 Nov 2006, 21:24
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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Originally Posted by NiTRoN
donations module has one error..

edit donation.module and search for


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

and replace whole line with ...


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

is correct..

the other one places your userid.. instead the "Donation Description from settings"
ill take a look at it and see but it had all the info in there before
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  #152  
Old 10 Nov 2006, 06:23
Raydar Raydar is offline
 
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Great looking hack.

What is the other zip file for (modules) please?

Thanks

Reggie
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  #153  
Old 16 Nov 2006, 00:29
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Billspaintball Billspaintball is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Reg Car View Post
Great looking hack.
Thanks!
What is the other zip file for (modules) please?
Its only for users of vB CMPS.
It allows them to have the donations block on a vB CMPS page.
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  #154  
Old 16 Nov 2006, 05:10
KenDude KenDude is offline
 
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Billspaintball and Dementedmindz,

Nice mod, but one problem, the CMPS module doesn't show up on the home page.

First I downloaded the PHP files, images, etc. and installed all of that and configured it in the admin cp and the donate link appears in the NavBar, everything worked as advertised.

Then I used the CMPS to upload the module that I got in the other zip file and the module shows up in the module manager, I made sure it was turned on, I made sure users had permissions to it, but alas it doesn't show up on the home page.

Then I realized that I had to click Edit Pages in the CMPS manager section and then click on HomePage to edit it, then scroll down and activate the module because during installation I didn't tell it to update all pages because I don't want it everwhere, just on certain pages like the home page.

Now all is well, module shows up, but one small item. If they click the Navbar link to donate it pre-populates the dollar amount to the default I set ($25.00), but in the module the dollar amount defaults to zero. Is that a manual edit in the adv_portal_paypal template or a bug?

Thanks!
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  #155  
Old 16 Nov 2006, 08:06
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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send me a pm with link and i can take a look for you.
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  #156  
Old 16 Nov 2006, 13:36
KenDude KenDude is offline
 
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Sent you the link but answered my own question.

In adv_portal_paypal find the line that has the payment amount on it (0.00) and change it to the following:

<input type="text" name="amount" size="6" value="$vboptions[billspp_defaultamount]" />

Replacing the 0.00 with $vboptions[billspp_defaultamount]

This will then pick up the default amount you set in the admin panel and display it in the module on the home page instead of the 0.00.
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  #157  
Old 17 Nov 2006, 02:10
Stavs16 Stavs16 is offline
 
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do u know how to centre the icon? because it leans towards the right side, and i would like it in the centre (PAYPAL LINK).
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  #158  
Old 17 Nov 2006, 02:35
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Billspaintball Billspaintball is offline
 
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Originally Posted by KenDude View Post
Sent you the link but answered my own question.

In adv_portal_paypal find the line that has the payment amount on it (0.00) and change it to the following:

<input type="text" name="amount" size="6" value="$vboptions[billspp_defaultamount]" />

Replacing the 0.00 with $vboptions[billspp_defaultamount]

This will then pick up the default amount you set in the admin panel and display it in the module on the home page instead of the 0.00.
Sorry, I must not have updated the module when I added the suggested amount option to the adminCP.

I will release an update with this (and all the new supported currencys shortly. )

Last edited by Billspaintball; 17 Nov 2006 at 02:39.
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  #159  
Old 17 Nov 2006, 02:38
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Billspaintball Billspaintball is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Stavs16 View Post
do u know how to centre the icon? because it leans towards the right side, and i would like it in the centre (PAYPAL LINK).
Edit the template called billspp_buttoninsert

change


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

to


Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

(I think that ought to do it, Im at work atm so I cant test it )
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  #160  
Old 28 Nov 2006, 01:55
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simalert simalert is offline
 
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Any chance of getting this to put the donators in to a VIP user group once they donate automatically?

Thanks
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  #161  
Old 28 Nov 2006, 02:03
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Shazz Shazz is offline
 
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Originally Posted by simalert View Post
Any chance of getting this to put the donators in to a VIP user group once they donate automatically?

Thanks
That would be kind of hard since it has to confirm on a paypal page
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  #162  
Old 28 Nov 2006, 02:09
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Originally Posted by Shazz View Post
That would be kind of hard since it has to confirm on a paypal page
I currently use the built in vBulletin purchase system to get my donations, this moves someone to the VIP group once Paypal confirms they've completed the transaction.

Paypal provide instructions on linking their system with your scripts so it gives a response if the transaction completed or not, this would be a useful thing to add to this donation system as then once people donate they are moved to a VIP or donators group who get extra features enabled on the board due to the permissions of that group.
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  #163  
Old 28 Nov 2006, 22:21
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Billspaintball Billspaintball is offline
 
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Originally Posted by simalert View Post
Paypal provide instructions on linking their system with your scripts so it gives a response if the transaction completed or not,
Correct.
I currently have a development version of this hack that takes the response data from paypal and inserts in into the database.

this would be a useful thing to add to this donation system as then once people donate they are moved to a VIP or donators group who get extra features enabled on the board due to the permissions of that group.
Yeah stuff like, move to different group, pretty little donors/supportors icon on profile and posts, donation history etc.

And before anyone asks, sorry there is no ETA on its release at present.
(Im flat out with other stuff.)
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  #164  
Old 03 Dec 2006, 19:00
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Great Job, Working and installed.
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  #165  
Old 10 Dec 2006, 20:22
agitated agitated is offline
 
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Thumbs up Brilliant !!

Thanks for this Billspaintball and to all involved
Installed on 3.6.4, modified to suit, no problems.

Belated congrats Billspaintball.
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