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PayPal Easy Donate
Mod Version: 1.31, by Billspaintball (Member) Billspaintball is offline
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vB Version: 3.5.4 Rating: (7 votes - 4.71 average) Installs: 175
Released: 16 Apr 2006 Last Update: 05 Aug 2006 Downloads: 725
Not Supported Uses Plugins Template Edits Additional Files  

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!

:banana: Also includes a vB CMPS Module so you can use this hack on your vB CMPS pages. :banana:
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
  • Works on vB 3.6 without any modifications
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 3.5.3
  • vB 3.5.4
  • vB 3.6.0 Beta 1
  • vB 3.6.0 Beta 2
  • vB 3.6.0 RC1
  • vB 3.6.0
It should work on earlier versions of vB 3.5 as well, but I have no verification of that.

Known Bugs
None on a standard vB 3.5.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.

This has been tested in a totally clean install of vB 3.5.4 and in my live and hacked site as well.

Changelog

Version 1.31 (5th August 2006)
  • Added - Ability to choose default donations amount if desired.
  • Added - Thankyou page for donors.
  • Added - Ability to choose if donations open in same or new page.
  • Fixed - XML compliance.
  • Fixed/Added - A couple of things that slip my mind at the moment.

Version 1.30 (9th May 2006)
  • Added - Ability to choose different PayPal submit donate buttons
  • Added - Ability to choose to display payment type accepted icons on donate page
  • Added - One setting now controls Currency, Currency Symbol and Country
  • Added - All images are now local, not called from PayPal
  • Fixed - Breadcrumbs not showing correctly
  • Fixed - Various minor template bugs
  • Fixed - Typo in Where On Line plugin
  • Fixed - Template Caching
Credits: I've had a lot of help and advice from Boofo on this version.

Version 1.21 (28th April 2006)
  • Fixed - PayPal verified link was not working

Version 1.2 (16th April 2006)
  • Added - Admin CP selector for Navlink, Button, or nothing
  • Added - Donate button in header on right (selectable on/off)
  • Added - Couple of tweaks for vB CMPS module addon
  • Added - Grouped templates in style manager
  • Fixed - Couple of minor changes to make it 100% HTML compliant

Version 1.1 (16th April 2006)
  • Added - Ability to enter default currency symbol in Admin CP
  • Added - Display default currency code on donations page
  • Added - Display default currency symbol on donations page
  • Fixed - Firefox centering issue
  • Fixed - Typo on donation page

Version 1.0 (16th April 2006)
  • Initial Release

Upgrade Instructions
To upgrade from 1.2x to 1.3 just download the zip, it contains the latest files.
Then upload the billsdonate.php and image files then import the XML file again.
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/billspaypal.php

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  #151  
Old 20 May 2006, 03:13
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Donors listing and recording is a feature in version 2 (or advanced or deluxe or whatever it ends up being called)
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Old 23 May 2006, 15:37
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I am using this for a membership class on my board and was wondering if there is any possible way to add a "referal" field that gets sent with the email.

I give points (vbplaza) for each referal and it would be sweet just to have that info in the email.

Any chance this is possible?
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Old 24 May 2006, 02:05
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Originally Posted by GCC LLC
I am using this for a membership class on my board and was wondering if there is any possible way to add a "referal" field that gets sent with the email.

I give points (vbplaza) for each referal and it would be sweet just to have that info in the email.

Any chance this is possible?
Im a little confused by how you would use this for referals?
Can you give me some more detail please.
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Old 24 May 2006, 02:21
GCC LLC GCC LLC is offline
 
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I have a paid membership program that gets them into the vbplaza system (accumulate points) in which they can buy real products. As an incentive I said I would give them points if they referred more people to sign up to the paid membership. So when people sign up for the paid membership there is a field where he can put the referrer name in there, then I can go give that person points for the referral. Get it?

Person A is regular member

Person B is paid member

Person B tells Person A to sign up for paid membership to get into vbplaza system.

Person A orders through the Paypal option then puts Person B in as referrer.

I give Person B points for referal.

That better?


In other words I need a Comments section added. lol..

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  #155  
Old 24 May 2006, 16:55
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Nice hack, very useful how do i change a font colour?, the currency details and amount to pay are not visible in my forum theme
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  #156  
Old 24 May 2006, 18:33
Meberem Meberem is offline
 
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Nice and simple to install. It works great. Thanks
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Old 25 May 2006, 03:56
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Originally Posted by GCC LLC

That better?


In other words I need a Comments section added. lol..
Ok, that makes sense now.

Version 2 will have a message field that could be used to list a referer.
I will have a look and see if its something that can be added easily to this one, if so, I will do an update soon.
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Old 25 May 2006, 04:00
GCC LLC GCC LLC is offline
 
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That would be great. Thank you very much.
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Old 25 May 2006, 04:07
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Originally Posted by Gizmo999
how do i change a font colour?, the currency details and amount to pay are not visible in my forum theme
I will have to have a look when I get home, it should pick up the styling from your forums style options.

You can manually edit the template billspp_main and just apply the styling of your choice if you want it done straight away.
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  #160  
Old 26 May 2006, 07:54
Matt_270581 Matt_270581 is offline
 
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Nice hack

/me installs
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  #161  
Old 02 Jun 2006, 02:45
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Hey Bill. We are using your hack and we love it. While we are receiving donations, the donator will receive an error page right after submitting the donation. How is this controlled? Is it a paypal thing? or a setting?
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Old 02 Jun 2006, 02:54
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Originally Posted by Kihon Kata
Hey Bill. We are using your hack and we love it. While we are receiving donations, the donator will receive an error page right after submitting the donation. How is this controlled? Is it a paypal thing? or a setting?
That would most likely be a PayPal thing as all this hack does is direct the donater there. Once they are at PayPal, this hack does not have any effect on PayPal.
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Old 02 Jun 2006, 03:01
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Originally Posted by Boofo
That would most likely be a PayPal thing as all this hack does is direct the donater there. Once they are at PayPal, this hack does not have any effect on PayPal.
strange, everyone is telling me about this error. Where in paypal could this setting be? Could it be directing users to a non-exsistant page or something?
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Old 02 Jun 2006, 03:35
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Originally Posted by Kihon Kata
strange, everyone is telling me about this error. Where in paypal could this setting be? Could it be directing users to a non-exsistant page or something?
Try to get someone to capture a screenshot of the error and post it here and I will investigate it further.
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Old 02 Jun 2006, 13:52
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I had someone donate me as a test, and it worked fine. It must be a paypal thing.
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