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Bills PayPal Donations Lite - 4
Mod Version: 4.00, by Billspaintball (Member) Billspaintball is offline
Developer Last Online: Nov 2011 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.0.x Rating: (9 votes - 4.33 average) Installs: 60
Released: 20 Feb 2010 Last Update: 20 Feb 2010 Downloads: 268
Not Supported Uses Plugins Auto-Template Additional Files Re-usable Code Translations Is in Beta Stage  

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!


Some features of this hack are:
  • No need to modify or edit any vB files!
  • Automaticly adds 'Donate' link on Navbar next to the FAQ link if desired.
  • Simple once off setup in the Admin Control Panel.
  • 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.
  • Works with default IE settings!
  • Configurable Thank you page for donors
  • Default / suggested donation amount if desired
  • Fully Phrased
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 don't have much free time.

This script has been confirmed as working on
  • vB 4.01


Known Bugs
  • None


Change log

Version 4.00 (20th Feb 2010)
  • First release for vB 4.*
  • Will only work with vB 4.* or newer


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

IMPORTANT
This is my first real conversion for vB 4.x and as such probably contains some bugs.
I would recommend testing on a test forum first.

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  #16  
Old 21 Feb 2010, 20:13
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Billspaintball Billspaintball is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Gene Steinberg View Post
I have a simple request: Instead of putting the Donate link in the nav bar, why not as a tab instead, which I think would be more prominent? Another PayPal mod does that. How about it, at least as an option?

Peace,
Gene
I can add this as an option for the next release.
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  #17  
Old 21 Feb 2010, 20:22
Gene Steinberg Gene Steinberg is offline
 
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Real name: Gene Steinberg
Super.

Also an option to change the title, under New Donations.

Right now we have:

The Paracast Community Forums - BPPL Donations

I don't mind your name there, but I'd like to be able to change the former to The Paracast, so we can link to that page from other areas of the site.

Is there a hack that would let us do that now?

Peace,.
Gene
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Old 22 Feb 2010, 10:57
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Originally Posted by Gene Steinberg View Post
Super.

Also an option to change the title, under New Donations.

Right now we have:

The Paracast Community Forums - BPPL Donations

I don't mind your name there, but I'd like to be able to change the former to The Paracast, so we can link to that page from other areas of the site.

Is there a hack that would let us do that now?

Peace,.
Gene
You can chage it by changing a phrase in the XML file and reimporting with overwrite selected.

Like 253 or thereabouts, just change "- BPPL Donations" to whatever you like.
Might be an idea to increment the date field by 1 as well.

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I will change this in the next release to just read "Donations" I think.
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Old 22 Feb 2010, 14:29
Gene Steinberg Gene Steinberg is offline
 
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Two questions.

1. Can I change the CDATA or whatever that refers to the forum name to something else? I tried just replacing that string and it didn't work.

2. This isn't your fault I'm sure since it happened before I installed your mod. But since upgrading from 4.0.1 to 4.0.2, I get a peculiar error message when installing or removing a mod.

See the attachment for what I'm referring to. Any clues what I should do to fix that?

Peace,
Gene
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Old 01 May 2010, 00:16
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I just installed and it went ok. I did have to edit the bbpl_main template and replace two instances of this:

{$vbulletin->userinfo[username]}

with this:

{vb:raw $vbulletin->userinfo[username]}


I also had to do it once in bppl_donated.
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Old 25 Aug 2010, 16:18
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Thanks encryption I had the same problem...used your fix, not all is good!

I did use this with vBH-Add new tabs and put the donate tab on the main navbar like the other main tabs. Now it gets noticed as it should. That was the simplest way I have ever added tabs.

vBH-Add new tabs
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=228507
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Old 20 Sep 2010, 23:35
Dexter_kcd Dexter_kcd is offline
 
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I was using the 3.7 version of this mod, and was happy to see it for 4.x.

I did notice a couple of problems with it though:

1 - I also had to make the edit mentioned in this post.

2 - In the Admin CP >> Options >> Bills PayPal Donate Lite - 4.0, the setting for "Display Donations Link" keeps reverting back to the default "Text Link on Navbar." I have the link adding to my Tabs using another Mod, so I disabled the navbar link from this mod. A few minutes later I noticed the link was back in the Navbar. It looks like every time I open the options for this mod, it defaults back to "Text Link on Navbar", so if I hit save without remembering to change this, the unwanted text link comes back.

This is a problem because the same thing happens if I choose to show ALL options in my Admin CP. If I am looking for another option somewhere, and open all the options groups, make a change to something else entirely...well, this defaults back to "Text Link on Navbar" and inadvertently gets saved.

As a workaround, I edited the product XML to remove the link entirely.

Dexter...
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Old 23 Sep 2011, 16:29
victorvu victorvu is offline
 
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It is a great mod. I just came in and fix errors on the userinfo; however, I have another question that is, how can I add description under the Welcome message?

Thanks for the mod,

Victor
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Old 26 Feb 2012, 20:25
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Also had to add vb:raw to {$vbulletin->userinfo[username]} in bppl_main and bppl_donated

Works great on vB 4.1.10, thanks Bill!

Perhaps, someone can update the first post to include this code update.
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Old 29 Sep 2019, 22:41
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Originally Posted by encryption View Post
I just installed and it went ok. I did have to edit the bbpl_main template and replace two instances of this:

{$vbulletin->userinfo[username]}

with this:

{vb:raw $vbulletin->userinfo[username]}


I also had to do it once in bppl_donated.
hello

i made these changes, but when i get the detail of the paypal donation, the username would not, i have this

Details of the purchase
Donation for my site from {$vbulletin->userinfo[username]}

what should I do to make the user appear correctly

thank you
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