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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

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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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  • This modification may not be copied, reproduced or published elsewhere without author's permission.
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  #2  
Old 06 Aug 2006, 06:25
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Billspaintball Billspaintball is offline
 
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Manual Template Edit
(if using modded navbar)

If your using a custom Navbar (or none at all) or just want to have the link to the donations page somewhere else, just add the following code into the desired position in your template.


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If you wish to use a button image instead, use this code

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Old 06 Aug 2006, 08:14
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Snake Snake is offline
 
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Wow thanks!
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Old 06 Aug 2006, 09:17
Sn!per101 Sn!per101 is offline
 
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How do you install this donations.module? Is it suppose to be renamed to donations.php? Or how would I go about installing it? I have the CMPS installed already and I know theres a modules folder but it has .php files in there.
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Old 06 Aug 2006, 16:25
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Awesome, thanks for this update!
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Old 07 Aug 2006, 02:11
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Sn!per101
How do you install this donations.module? Is it suppose to be renamed to donations.php? Or how would I go about installing it? I have the CMPS installed already and I know theres a modules folder but it has .php files in there.

you upload it from admincp.. on the left hand side go to your vbadvanced dropdown then upload module
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Old 07 Aug 2006, 15:41
soletrader soletrader is offline
 
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I can not get the PayPal Donation Details to align in the center. any help?
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Old 07 Aug 2006, 15:45
DementedMindz DementedMindz is offline
 
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go to billspp_main template and find this



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change it to this


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Old 13 Aug 2006, 10:36
CCux CCux is offline
 
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I selected EUR as default payment, but when i try to donate something Paypal errors with the following:

This recipient does not accept payments denominated in USD. Please contact the seller and ask him to update his payment receiving preferences to accept this currency.

Any ideas why the default settings for EUR won't work?
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Old 13 Aug 2006, 11:10
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Billspaintball Billspaintball is offline
 
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CCux,
You have the wrong setting in your profile at PayPal.
You need to log into your PayPal account,
select Profile,
Select Payment Receiving Preferences
and allow Euro to be accepted.
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Old 13 Aug 2006, 11:13
CCux CCux is offline
 
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Nope, EUR donations work fine, users even donated with this in the past. When using another plugin that was uploaded here it works without these problems too.

Seems more like yours doesn't transfer the EUR correctly?!
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Old 13 Aug 2006, 11:21
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Billspaintball Billspaintball is offline
 
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Ok, I will change my test site to Euro and see if I can replicate the problem.
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Old 13 Aug 2006, 11:21
CCux CCux is offline
 
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Seems like $cursym in billspaypal.php is wrong encoded. When changing this with an editor it seems to work, but still won't get displayed properly near the amount
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Old 13 Aug 2006, 11:38
CCux CCux is offline
 
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Instead of using the € Symbol itself, just changing this to the appropriate HTML Code works fine "€"

Perhaps you want to change this
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Old 13 Aug 2006, 11:43
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Billspaintball Billspaintball is offline
 
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Ok, Ive just changed my site to Euro and the info submitted to PayPal appears to be correct.

(See attached screenshot to see currency type sent to PayPal.)

If a different value is being sent to what you set, I wonder if you are using another hack on your site that that may be using the same variable name that I am?
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