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PayPal Easy Donate - vB 3.6
Mod Version: 1.32, by Billspaintball (Member) Billspaintball is offline
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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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  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
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  #31  
Old 23 Aug 2006, 23:31
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Originally Posted by Billspaintball
I have no idea why only Euro's does not work in the vB CMPS module.
Once I finish setting this pc up ill take a look at it and see if I can see why its doing that.
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Old 24 Aug 2006, 09:42
good2laugh good2laugh is offline
 
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Question

Installed, thank you kind sir

I got a text link and that is cool.
I would like though to use the button, but I would like to add that to the left of the bit that says Welcome, good2laugh
you last visited blah blah ....... but I couldn't figure out how or where to insert it. It put it under the navbar which I wasn't keen on. So my question is, can it be put to the left of that welcome message, and if so could someone please give me an exact place to put it... i.e. find this code, insert above etc lol.

The module
I couldn't get the module to display properly, I had a ton of output code as well as the please donate message. I did clean output but it didn't get rid of the additional code - may try to do that again but not worried as I have the navbar on the advanced too.


Anyhow thanks, and happy to nominate this as a mod of the month, awesome (or will be if people click on it lol)
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Old 24 Aug 2006, 17:13
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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Originally Posted by good2laugh
The module
I couldn't get the module to display properly, I had a ton of output code as well as the please donate message. I did clean output but it didn't get rid of the additional code - may try to do that again but not worried as I have the navbar on the advanced too.
What code are you trying to remove?
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Old 24 Aug 2006, 20:00
good2laugh good2laugh is offline
 
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Originally Posted by DementedMindz
What code are you trying to remove?
Wasn't trying to remove code.. can't reproduce it now, but when I used the module - the module spanned the entire page and above the writing that should be there, was strange looking characters *which* looked to me (a non coder) like raw code. It also threw the other modules out, i.e position wise, and some other custom modules no longer showed up. I won't have time to try it again until the weekend, but if the same happens I'll do some screen grabs.

If not, I can go back to using the original hack you made as that worked.

Thanks
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Old 24 Aug 2006, 20:30
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no screens?

Can it be uninstalled properly?
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Old 25 Aug 2006, 00:13
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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Originally Posted by good2laugh
Wasn't trying to remove code.. can't reproduce it now, but when I used the module - the module spanned the entire page and above the writing that should be there, was strange looking characters *which* looked to me (a non coder) like raw code. It also threw the other modules out, i.e position wise, and some other custom modules no longer showed up. I won't have time to try it again until the weekend, but if the same happens I'll do some screen grabs.

If not, I can go back to using the original hack you made as that worked.

Thanks
It shouldnt throw your theme off at all. But if you can grab screen shots or when you in stall it again send me a pm with your site link so I can take a look this way if it is I can fix it.
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Old 25 Aug 2006, 00:56
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Billspaintball Billspaintball is offline
 
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[QUOTE=Triple_T]no screens?[quote]
Sorry will do some.
You can see it in operation at
http://www.billspaintball.com
Shows the vB CMPS module on the first page, and also shows the donate link in the forums. Click on that to see the actual form.

Can it be uninstalled properly?
Yes, just delete the two files you upload and uninstal in the AdminCP Products and Plugins section.
No Code or Database changes were made to vB files during the install so no problems.
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Old 25 Aug 2006, 01:00
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Originally Posted by good2laugh
Installed, thank you kind sir

I got a text link and that is cool.
I would like though to use the button, but I would like to add that to the left of the bit that says Welcome, good2laugh
you last visited blah blah ....... but I couldn't figure out how or where to insert it. It put it under the navbar which I wasn't keen on. So my question is, can it be put to the left of that welcome message, and if so could someone please give me an exact place to put it... i.e. find this code, insert above etc lol.
Its quite easy to add a button where you want, you just need to edit the correct template to insert the button.
The code you need to insert is on the 2nd post in this thread.
Sorry I cant tell you were exactly to insert in that template as I havent tried it there.
The module
I couldn't get the module to display properly, I had a ton of output code as well as the please donate message. I did clean output but it didn't get rid of the additional code - may try to do that again but not worried as I have the navbar on the advanced too.
Thats a new one on me
Can you please PM me a link so I can see what it looks like.

Anyhow thanks, and happy to nominate this as a mod of the month, awesome (or will be if people click on it lol)
Thanks for your kind words, much apprecieated
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Old 30 Aug 2006, 15:39
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I'm running ver1.31 (for 3.5.4) on my 3.6 board. Am I jacked up?
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Old 30 Aug 2006, 17:26
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thanks a lot. Worked a dream on my 3.6 site. Appreciate all your work making this!
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Old 30 Aug 2006, 17:59
exilera exilera is offline
 
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billspp or cyb?

Is there any difference between this hack and the Cyb version of the same thing? I'm trying to decide which one to use?
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Old 31 Aug 2006, 04:50
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Originally Posted by Kihon Kata
I'm running ver1.31 (for 3.5.4) on my 3.6 board. Am I jacked up?
No change between either 1.31.
From 1.32 there will be changes.
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Old 31 Aug 2006, 04:57
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Originally Posted by exilera
Is there any difference between this hack and the Cyb version of the same thing? I'm trying to decide which one to use?
Yes there are a few relating to layout and flexability.

Best thing to do is instal both and keep the one that suits your requirements better.
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Old 02 Sep 2006, 14:00
exilera exilera is offline
 
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Another quick question then. Does this hack make database changes?
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Old 02 Sep 2006, 18:21
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the only changes it makes is it adds templates but when you uninstall the hack it removes them. it will not hurt nothing.
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