New Release, 3.5

May 22, 2008 at 10:03 PM
Too many people are having issues with the PayPal IPN setup.  I've decided to dump IPN and go back to simple form posting.

What you don't get:  Regular, ongoing subscriptions through PayPal.

What you do get:  A more reliable interface (I hope) and the ability to track NextPaymentDates in WordPress.
May 23, 2008 at 8:23 AM
Edited May 23, 2008 at 8:28 AM
Hmm...still looping back to PayPal. Now it won;t let me into my admin panel even if I open it in another window. It starts going to Paypal. Only after closing Firefox and restarting it am I able to get to my WP admin panel again.
May 23, 2008 at 3:09 PM


makhaira wrote:
Hmm...still looping back to PayPal. Now it won;t let me into my admin panel even if I open it in another window. It starts going to Paypal. Only after closing Firefox and restarting it am I able to get to my WP admin panel again.


Please make sure that AutoReturn is disabled on PayPal.  That is very important.

At least we can remove IPN as a factor.  That should help in troubleshooting your issue.  If you are stuck in a loop, that means that the WordPress database is not getting updated after you return from PayPal.

I tested the plugin extensively yesterday with very good results.  Although my WordPress instance is at 2.5, it is not the latest.  I will upgrade to the latest release and make sure the plugin still works.

After that, we will have to consider something specific about your setup.  I have at least one other person with the issue, so there may be something that you share.

The latest release goest back to the process that was used by version 2.5.  This worked for many, many people, so I'm very confident that we can get this resolved soon.
May 23, 2008 at 5:57 PM
Make sure you are downloading the code from the "Release" tab.  I cannot update the source code right now.
May 23, 2008 at 7:43 PM
Now the user just gets directed to their profile page and then they are able to read the protected parts of the post without even going through paypal.
May 23, 2008 at 7:53 PM


makhaira wrote:
Now the user just gets directed to their profile page and then they are able to read the protected parts of the post without even going through paypal.


 

Perhaps it worked then on an earlier try.  Have you checked to see if the user's NextPaymentDate was updated?

May 23, 2008 at 8:01 PM
I upgraded to the current version of WordPress. 

Everything tested well.
May 23, 2008 at 10:25 PM
Ok, I must be doing something wrong. I am still unable to get it to work. I have tried it on two additional blogs with new accounts so it isn't an issue of users paying previously and they still bypass paypal. I will try it with a live paypal account here instead of the sandbox. Would you mind going over the installation? I followed the installation instructions here exactly:  http://www.voiceoftech.com/swhitley/?page_id=129  but it still isn't working.
May 23, 2008 at 10:45 PM
I must have been doing something wrong with the tags. I previously tried placing the [paybutton][/paybutton] and [pay][/pay] tags around text but I created a new post and placed this in it that I got from another thread. It went to paypal and back revealing the hidden links. Yeah!!!!!! Now I just need to work out the tagging. Thanks so much for all your work.

[paybutton]Annual Subscription|1000|50.00|USD||

<a href="http://">Link1</a>

<a href="http://">Link2</a>

<a href="http://">Link3</a>

[/paybutton]
May 24, 2008 at 12:21 AM
Great news!  I know how frustrating it can be so I'm glad you didn't lose your patience.

Best,

Shannon
May 24, 2008 at 10:13 PM
Hi Shannon

I just tried ver 3.5 - just thought I'd report that it seems to be working fine for me.  Nice one - thanks!

Vee
May 25, 2008 at 5:56 AM


vee wrote:
Hi Shannon

I just tried ver 3.5 - just thought I'd report that it seems to be working fine for me.  Nice one - thanks!

Vee


Great News!  Thanks for reporting back.