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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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  #31  
Old 17 Apr 2006, 08:22
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Good hack. I've just installed it in my forums.

http://www.techtalkz.com/forum.php

Hope somebody'll donate a few bucks as i need to renew the domains
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Old 17 Apr 2006, 12:54
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Than you so much Bill. This is excellent.

Cheers

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  #33  
Old 17 Apr 2006, 13:03
klaush klaush is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Billspaintball
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.
Thanks for your fast support!
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Old 17 Apr 2006, 18:53
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What a great clean "donate" mod!!

I would love to install this but i'd personally need it so I was able to either show what members had donated with the option of displaying the amount donated as well as the username in a vBA CMPS block or/and be able to automatically put the user into a secondary user group for donators for obvious extra privileges/access reasons.

Have you plans to do any of these? It would make this hack THE definitive and standard donator hack for vB!
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Old 17 Apr 2006, 20:43
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as for a block i told Bill he could use mine and change the stuff around so it would work with his mod... if he dont want to ill make the block but it wont show who donated it will just give them a option on the main vbadvanced page...
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Old 17 Apr 2006, 20:51
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also you need to group the templates together in admincp
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Old 17 Apr 2006, 20:57
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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under the </form> add a </div> and on the bottom verify image do this <img src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/paypal_verified.gif" border="0" alt="Official PayPal Seal" /> and its 100% html complaint
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Old 18 Apr 2006, 05:47
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Awesome hack.... i decided to leve cloud's hack and switch to this.

But i was wondering if u can add the Goals per month, Total Donated this month, Donation Needed, or something like that. Thanks!
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Old 18 Apr 2006, 11:28
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Originally Posted by DementedMindz
under the </form> add a </div> and on the bottom verify image do this <img src="$stylevar[imgdir_misc]/paypal_verified.gif" border="0" alt="Official PayPal Seal" /> and its 100% html complaint
Thanks.
Will be fixed in next version.
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Old 18 Apr 2006, 12:55
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Originally Posted by trancetopia
What a great clean "donate" mod!!
Thanks !
I would love to install this but i'd personally need it so I was able to either show what members had donated with the option of displaying the amount donated as well as the username in a vBA CMPS block or/and be able to automatically put the user into a secondary user group for donators for obvious extra privileges/access reasons.

Have you plans to do any of these? It would make this hack THE definitive and standard donator hack for vB!
Ive been chatting to DementedMindz about convering his vBA CMPS donate block into a product, so you will be able to set the options up in the AdminCP. Im not sure how sucessfull this will be due to the way vBA handles blocks, but all I can do is try and see.
Wont be for a little while though.

As for adding users to other usergroups, Im currently researching PayPal callbacks. If I can get my head around that then its quite possible.
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Old 18 Apr 2006, 13:02
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Originally Posted by XtAzY
Awesome hack.... i decided to leve cloud's hack and switch to this.
Thanks!
Please click instal
But i was wondering if u can add the Goals per month, Total Donated this month, Donation Needed, or something like that. Thanks!
That really raises the complexity of the hack a lot.
But thats not to say it wont be added at some stage. Currently I'm researching the PayPal callback functions (I need this if I want to automaticly confirm if a payment was made and for how much).

If we want to then start adding goals, showing donors as donors, displaying donated amounts etc I will have to learn how to get products to create tables.
It would probably be a lot easier to modify parts of cloudrunners code than start from scratch, if I could get permission that is.
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Old 19 Apr 2006, 10:08
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Originally Posted by Billspaintball
Thanks !
Ive been chatting to DementedMindz about convering his vBA CMPS donate block into a product, so you will be able to set the options up in the AdminCP. Im not sure how sucessfull this will be due to the way vBA handles blocks, but all I can do is try and see.
Wont be for a little while though.

As for adding users to other usergroups, Im currently researching PayPal callbacks. If I can get my head around that then its quite possible.
This is very good news. Really looking forward to this hack now when you work out the callbacks, they are quite easy to do.

Thanks Bill.
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Old 19 Apr 2006, 11:57
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Originally Posted by trancetopia
Really looking forward to this hack now when you work out the callbacks, they are quite easy to do.
maybe you should help out then... if they are so easy....
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Old 19 Apr 2006, 21:38
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whats the temp script for making a nav bar button??

can anyone help
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Old 20 Apr 2006, 03:08
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Originally Posted by xss illz
whats the temp script for making a nav bar button??

can anyone help
Can you be a little more detailed in what you want?
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