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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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  #46  
Old 03 Sep 2006, 00:48
exilera exilera is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Just installed the hack and it works great! The only issue I'm having is with the Donate link on the main billspaypal page. In IE I get a broken link where the paypal button should be. All the images are uploaded correctly. How can I correct this, or is there any way to eliminate the button and just have a text link in it's place? My site is dcswing.com

Thanks!
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Old 03 Sep 2006, 01:31
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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wheredo you have the image uploaded to?
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Old 03 Sep 2006, 01:34
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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it should be in this folder images/element/misc/paypal_donate.gif mostly all images from mods get uploaded to your style images folder and from there what ever other folder it tells you. if you see a missin image view your page source and it will show you where it goes.
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Old 03 Sep 2006, 01:36
exilera exilera is offline
 
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Originally Posted by DementedMindz
wheredo you have the image uploaded to?
All of the images included in the .zip are uploaded to images/misc

Also, the Verified by Paypal block thinks I'm from Australia, and the image doesn't show to the left of the text
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Old 03 Sep 2006, 01:40
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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they need to go in your element style
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Old 03 Sep 2006, 01:42
exilera exilera is offline
 
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Nevermind, I figured it out. Thanks!
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Old 03 Sep 2006, 01:43
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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yeah you have to change that manually so it shows what ever you want i think maybe in the next version they shoould be made into phrases this way you can have it change there when you change where your currency is from.
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Old 03 Sep 2006, 01:44
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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bill have you changed the code any from when i tweaked it? cause on lookin on his site it dont open in a new window when you click donate. i figured that would be a nice feature this way members never leave the site and they still can donate.
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Old 03 Sep 2006, 09:58
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Billspaintball Billspaintball is offline
 
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Real name: Bill
Originally Posted by exilera
Another quick question then. Does this hack make database changes?
No.
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Old 03 Sep 2006, 09:59
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Billspaintball Billspaintball is offline
 
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Originally Posted by DementedMindz
bill have you changed the code any from when i tweaked it? cause on lookin on his site it dont open in a new window when you click donate. i figured that would be a nice feature this way members never leave the site and they still can donate.
Its a CP option so you can choose the method you prefer.
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Old 03 Sep 2006, 10:03
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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ahh i didnt even look i have mine setup and havent been in there for a few weeks . what you think about my other option to change alot of the hard coded text to phrases this way when a user changes there currency it changes in the Verified by Paypal block at the bottom. then if they wanted to change the phrase you could put a link on admincp with a link right to that phrase.
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Old 04 Sep 2006, 01:24
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Billspaintball Billspaintball is offline
 
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Originally Posted by DementedMindz
ahh i didnt even look i have mine setup and havent been in there for a few weeks . what you think about my other option to change alot of the hard coded text to phrases this way when a user changes there currency it changes in the Verified by Paypal block at the bottom. then if they wanted to change the phrase you could put a link on admincp with a link right to that phrase.
Yeah, will add to my to do list.
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  #58  
Old 04 Sep 2006, 01:47
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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If you need help just ask I have no problem helping.
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Old 08 Sep 2006, 05:41
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Real name: Daniel Hutter
Thumbs up Awesome

Thank you very much for this hack, hopefully it will help off set some of costs.

-Dan
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  #60  
Old 09 Sep 2006, 18:26
mikeinjersey mikeinjersey is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
anyway to have the option of donating to more then 1 person? I was thinkin of giving my other admins a shot at some $$ aswell for all the hard work they do.
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