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PayPal Donations For vBulletin 3.5.0
Mod Version: 2.02, by Cloudrunner (Member) Cloudrunner is offline
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This modification is in the archives.
vB Version: 3.5.0 Beta 4 Rating: (9 votes - 4.44 average) Installs: 330
Released: 03 Jul 2005 Last Update: 07 Jul 2006 Downloads: 1466
Not Supported DB Changes Uses Plugins Template Edits Code Changes Additional Files  

Sorry Guys...I have disappeared from vB coding completely for the time being...RL is paying me $35/hour to ignore it lol. Hope you understand why I haven't been around...

Paypal Donations For vBulletin 3.5
Version 2.02b


Hack Provided and coded by )O( Cloudrunner )O( of The Noble Pagan.
Release version: 2.02b
Release Date: 03 July 2005

Change Log

Paypal Donations 2.02
  • Fixed Bug introduced with the installer for the tables from 2.01
  • Added Who's Online Support Plugins For Donations Script
Paypal Donations 2.01
  • Fixed a small bug in the display of the top / last donors on the donate page.
Paypal Donations 2.00
  • Ported system over to vBulletin 3.50
  • Added ability for the installer to install template edits automatically
  • System installs plugins automatically
  • Fixed some minor bugs that were present in 1.07 of the 3.0.7 vBulletin donations system.
Special Thanks

Special Thanks goes to the following people, without their support, this would never have happened:

dsboyce8624
guvner
SLeeeper
And all of the Alpha Testers that helped out with this Hack!

I couldn't have done it without you all, Thank you!

)O( Cloudrunner )O(

What Paypal Donations Is:

Paypal Donations is a complete system that controls donations and how they are received via backend interfacing between your vBulletin server and Paypal's payment gateway server. The beauty of this marriage of servers is quite simply automation of the donation process as well as security of the transactions for both you, the administrator, and your users. With the Paypal donations system installed on your forums, you will be able to bring in that much needed income to not only keep your forums alive, but also to help defer costs of doing so to the users of your site without having to bug everyone and beg for money.

This seamless integration of Paypal as your backend payment processor not only provides your user with a well known and safe payment processor, but you are saved the hassle of opening a merchant account with your banking institution as well as saves you time in the process as it takes only a few short minutes to sign up with Paypal if you are not already an account holder there.
System Requirements

OS: vBulletin 3.5 (if you are running this already, then your server has the required installation, GD libraries are required, as well as CURL capabilities for this system to work)

Things To Do Before Installation

Direct File Edits To vB Resident Files: 1 (needed to group templates in AdminCP)
File Uploads: 34 (Of which 18 will be deleted after installation, leaving a total of 16 Files on your server)
Direct Database Queries: None, the installer does these for you
Direct Plugin Installation: None, the installer does these for you
Direct Template Modification: None, the installer installs all new templates, and modifies the resident templates as needed

The uninstaller will remove all modifications (to include the templates) should you decide to remove the system from your server.

How To Install / Upgrade Paypal Donations

Installation and Upgrading are as easy as a human like me could make it. Simply upload all the files from the archive to your server keeping the folder hierarchy intact and then point your browser to the installation file. On most servers it will be one of the following:Just follow the prompts from there folks, the installer does all the database, template, plugin, phrasing, and settings automatically for you!

If you ever decide to remove the system, just upload the install files and folder again and run the installer and choose uninstall. The uninstaller will remove any and all modifications that it did to your files, database, and templates automatically as well. Its as easy as you can get!

Time to install: less than five minutes depending on your upload speed.


Steps To Perform After Installation
  1. You must make sure that you have either a Business or Premiere account with Paypal.
    1. If you do not, then you will need to upgrade your Paypal account to that level before this system will work.
  2. You must have Paypal's IPN (Instant Payment Notification) turned on in your Paypal Profile.
    1. You do not need to have it pointing at any particular file for this system to work as the system will tell Paypal where to send the IPN to credit your users and notify you of the transaction.
  3. You will need to run through the donations settings at the end of the installer and make sure that you have all the required information in there.
  4. Please note that this system can be placed into test mode (default setting is ON when system is first installed).
    1. This setting tells the system whether to speak with the real Paypal Server for transactions or with Paypal's Sandbox (testing) server. If you wish to test the system before going live you will need to have access to Paypal's Sandbox server, you can sign up for access there at: http://developer.paypal.com.
  5. You will need to input your Paypal Account Email into the settings
  6. You will need to input the full URL to your donate.php file so that your users can make it back to your site after payment
  7. You will need to input the full URL to your ppverify.php file so that Paypal can send your IPNs to you and your system can process the information and give your users credit for the donation
License

Originally Posted by Brandon J. Briggs aka. Cloudrunner
As the original author of the Paypal Hacks for vBulletin 3.0.x and 3.5.x I give full authorization to modify, recode, compile and/or reverse engineer the paypal donation hacks to any and all fully licensed members of vBulletin.org. I also give permission to fully distribute any derivative works that are created due to this authorization without need of providing credit or other means of recompense.
I am releasing this authorization in the hopes that someone will be able to carry on the work that was begun.

Final words

You will need to add a link somewhere in your navigation system for vBulletin pointing your users to the donations page (if you installed the vBadvanced Module then you have a link on the home page, but you might want to add one in the nav bar as well), as well as setting up your paypal account to give IPN responses to you, you can do this in your Paypal Profile under Instant Payment Notification.

To play in PayPal's Sandbox you will need to be registered with their developer network and setup a few sandbox accounts to play with the sandbox properly. I have throughly tested the sandbox functionality, and it is working until they decide to change coding standards again.

I sincerely hope that you enjoy this hack, Please feel free to send feedback to [email protected] !
Thank you!

)O( Cloudrunner )O(

P.s. Should you feel the need to donate to me in thanks, I will not stop you , in fact I will say thank you and that your support is greatly appreciated. If you do donate to me for this hack, I will give the recognition here as well as on The Noble Pagan. You can find my donations page here (also works as a demo site should you feel the need to check it out):

The Noble Pagan Donation Page

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Paypal Donations for vBulletin 3.0.7 Cloudrunner vBulletin 3.0 Full Releases 626 27 Sep 2007 00:53

  #466  
Old 25 Nov 2005, 22:26
cbr929rrerion cbr929rrerion is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Originally Posted by Mith
Yeah, theres a bit of a problem with the auto install routine, it tries to ammend the modifyoptions template for you, but unfortunately, messes it up a bit.

To add it in yourself in modifyoptions template

find:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

add under:

Block Disabled:      (Update License Status)  
Suspended or Unlicensed Members Cannot View Code.

That will give users the option back to display their donor status or not.

Hope that helps.

the thing that was causing my problem there is it was adding an extra entry of...

<if condition="$show['reputationoption']">


I deleted it and the error went away...

ready for next set of problems...
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  #467  
Old 25 Nov 2005, 23:39
Chief Corn Chief Corn is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Originally Posted by MusicMan
Edit: Since the author of this hack seems to be horrible at coding, and horrible at fixing bugs and offering support, I'm just going to uninstall this and hope it didn't screw up my install of 3.5.1 permanently. No need posting what the problem is if the guy is too lazy to fix his own work.
158 people have the hack installed. so it must work. you can't say he's a horrible coder just because it doesn't work for you. it states that the mod is unsupported so you installed it at your own risk.
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  #468  
Old 25 Nov 2005, 23:50
cbr929rrerion cbr929rrerion is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Originally Posted by Chief Corn
158 people have the hack installed. so it must work. you can't say he's a horrible coder just because it doesn't work for you. it states that the mod is unsupported so you installed it at your own risk.
The hack does work.. I have 3.5 Gold and vbcmps 2.0 and it works, yes you have to modify some code, yes it would be nice if the author would fix the known issues. I have got it to work on my site with various code repairs and changes.

There is currently only 1 problem I can not fix and that is leaving the donation amout blank so the person can choose an amount, it works but when you click it you get an error..

Christian has the same error on his site.. love to have a fix for that so the user can enter what ever amount they desire.. but have not found the fix yet..

SO YES.. it works in 3.5 but be prepared to edit some code and templates.
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  #469  
Old 26 Nov 2005, 00:56
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DS MrSinister DS MrSinister is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
lol did you try to making the button amount 0.00 or leaving it blank.? so your members can enter the amount in.
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  #470  
Old 26 Nov 2005, 00:59
cbr929rrerion cbr929rrerion is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Originally Posted by DS MrSinister
lol did you try to making the button amount 0.00 or leaving it blank.? so your members can enter the amount in.
I sure did.. no luck.. the button appears, all seems ok, but click it and you get an error saying amount must be greater than 0.00

www.crotchrocketracing.com/donate.php

Check it out..
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  #471  
Old 26 Nov 2005, 02:19
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DS MrSinister DS MrSinister is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Originally Posted by cbr929rrerion
I sure did.. no luck.. the button appears, all seems ok, but click it and you get an error saying amount must be greater than 0.00

www.crotchrocketracing.com/donate.php

Check it out..
Check out mine

http://www.sinisterslair.com/forums/donate.php
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  #472  
Old 26 Nov 2005, 02:39
cbr929rrerion cbr929rrerion is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Please enter an amount greater than zero.

error there too
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  #473  
Old 26 Nov 2005, 03:16
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DS MrSinister DS MrSinister is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
where are you getting this error. your site page or paypal page.

When you click on mine donation button it will take you to paypal site then you have to enter the dollar amount you want to donate like 1.00 etc. and enter your pass and click continue.

should not give you a error..
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  #474  
Old 26 Nov 2005, 03:24
cbr929rrerion cbr929rrerion is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
I get an error on the paypal page..

Let me set up a button and see if you go to paypal to eneter the amount..

Gimme 30 seconds
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  #475  
Old 26 Nov 2005, 04:13
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DS MrSinister DS MrSinister is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
just tested it seems to work fine for me.
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  #476  
Old 26 Nov 2005, 06:29
cbr929rrerion cbr929rrerion is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
OK.. well after watching the devils rejects.. cool movie.. I did some thesting.. Cleared my history, cleared my oreo's, etc..

Works fine..

So it appears oreo based.. so guys and gals.. if ya get this error when you leave the dollar amount blank, and click it and the paypal site gives an error to enter an amount greater than 0.00.. its an oreo (cookie) deal.. your users probably will not have this problem but since we test everything we usually do...

Thank you MrSinister for all your help.. You Rock...

Grant you this is not your Code but you are slowly adopting it.. lol all 32 pages...
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  #477  
Old 26 Nov 2005, 06:47
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DS MrSinister DS MrSinister is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
NP

only if i was a coder.
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  #478  
Old 26 Nov 2005, 09:45
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Flow Fusion Flow Fusion is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Thanks.
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  #479  
Old 26 Nov 2005, 20:09
SCRIPT3R SCRIPT3R is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
ok, i've been screwing with this now for a while. i FINALLY got everything to work correctly except for a few things. the vBadvanced Module Percent Bar is not affected. nor are any "Top Donors" displayed inside the module, although we've had donations. any suggestions?
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  #480  
Old 26 Nov 2005, 20:58
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DS MrSinister DS MrSinister is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
are you using these templates. adv_portal_donate, adv_portal_donate_goals, adv_portal_donate_goals_user

go here make sure u have all the templates added

http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...&postcount=370

Last edited by DS MrSinister; 26 Nov 2005 at 21:06.
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