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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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Old 16 Apr 2006, 13:48
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Originally Posted by Billspaintball
Hmmm......
I never thought of that.
Will do something so it changes depending on what currency you set in the Admin CP.
i tested it and seem to work on my end ...didn't change any currency only in cp to usd.
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Old 16 Apr 2006, 13:50
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Originally Posted by puertoblack2003
ok cool no prom


edited i don't think there's a need to change currency as the default he has it as aus. just change it to USD unless from what ever country you in
You can change the default currency by the admin CP setting.

I will change the layout a little in the morning so that it shows what currency is the default on the donation submit page.
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Old 16 Apr 2006, 13:50
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That's because the USA and OZ us the same symbol ...
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Old 16 Apr 2006, 14:49
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Updated to 1.1
Version 1.1 has been released.
Please update as it resolves a couple of issues.

Changelog

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 om donation page
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Old 16 Apr 2006, 14:58
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Originally Posted by Billspaintball
Updated to 1.1
Version 1.1 has been released.
Please update as it resolves a couple of issues.

Changelog

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 om donation page
great outstanding job, worked for me...:banana:
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Old 16 Apr 2006, 15:38
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Any plans for it to show who has donated like the cloudrunner version did?
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Old 16 Apr 2006, 17:01
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Originally Posted by Billspaintball
Updated to 1.1
Version 1.1 has been released.
Please update as it resolves a couple of issues.

Changelog

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 om donation page
Thanks for this hack!

The currency symbol is after changing to EUR not shown up - € -.

Any idea?

And how can i disable the "Donate" in the navbar?
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Old 16 Apr 2006, 17:31
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great thanks for this one - with the verified area, is it possible to change the country for verification from OZ?
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Old 16 Apr 2006, 17:33
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Originally Posted by Pady
great thanks for this one - with the verified area, is it possible to change the country for verification from OZ?
Yeah, open the xml file in word pad then search for the link then change it to what you want, that's what I did. Then re-upload it.
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Old 16 Apr 2006, 23:36
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Originally Posted by .Tim
Any plans for it to show who has donated like the cloudrunner version did?
Short answer is maybe.
Depends on me being able to work out how to do it.
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Old 16 Apr 2006, 23:47
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Originally Posted by klaush
Thanks for this hack!

The currency symbol is after changing to EUR not shown up - € -.

Any idea?
Yes you need to enter your currency symbol in the Admin CP as well as EUR. Its the next setting down.

Look at the attached screenshots. Cur1.jpg shows the 2 settings you need to change in the Admin CP, while Cur2.jpg shows what it looks like on the donation page when changed.
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Old 16 Apr 2006, 23:47
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Originally Posted by .Tim
Any plans for it to show who has donated like the cloudrunner version did?


there is alot of flaws in his... hence why everyone is leaving it... his script is very buggy i had it installed for a total of 2 days after the errors i removed it... and made the one i did.... but it would be a nice feature...
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Old 16 Apr 2006, 23:52
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Originally Posted by DementedMindz
there is alot of flaws in his... hence why everyone is leaving it... his script is very buggy i had it installed for a total of 2 days after the errors i removed it... and made the one i did.... but it would be a nice feature...
I know that, which is why I'm asking if it will be done in this one because I'd like to get away from that one.
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Old 16 Apr 2006, 23:53
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Originally Posted by klaush
And how can i disable the "Donate" in the navbar?
Easy.
Admin CP -> Plugin System -> Plugin Manager

Then make the plugin called "Bills Paypal Donations" Inactive.

See attached screenshot to see what you make inactive.

I will add this ability directly to the donate settings in the control panel next version.
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Last edited by Billspaintball; 16 Apr 2006 at 23:58.
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Old 17 Apr 2006, 00:02
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Originally Posted by DementedMindz
there is alot of flaws in his... hence why everyone is leaving it... his script is very buggy i had it installed for a total of 2 days after the errors i removed it... and made the one i did.... but it would be a nice feature...
I don't have a problem with the code. I like it and don't feel the need to remove it.
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