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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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  #1156  
Old 21 Jul 2006, 23:54
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hammondfra hammondfra is offline
 
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Real name: Frank
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Great mod there, works for what I need on my site now....One issue I have noticed though. When someone makes a donation to the site through pay pal, and is redirected back to the forum thank you page. It states thanks for your donation of 0.00 dollars. How can we fix it so it reflects what they donated to the site. If you look at the active donator page, it reflects it there correctly.

Also, if say a person has donated and you wanted to reflect that to something extra on the boards or whatever, or even give them a promotion for it. How can this be accomplished through this mod.

Thanks for creating something so useful for us.

Frank
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  #1157  
Old 22 Jul 2006, 11:03
RSM RSM is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Install and seems to work fine, except that it won't show donations anywhere. I get the donated message from PayPal, the admin is set up for to PayPal to come back to ppverify.php but admin shows no donors and the donate.php page shows no donors.

What could I be missing? Any ideas?
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  #1158  
Old 24 Jul 2006, 21:40
SCRIPT3R SCRIPT3R is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Originally Posted by hammondfra
Also, if say a person has donated and you wanted to reflect that to something extra on the boards or whatever, or even give them a promotion for it. How can this be accomplished through this mod.
i think its been said that having this hack move users between usergroups has too much security risk. as for the thank-you page showing the correct donated amount... i have no clue why yours doesn't work, but mine does.
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Old 24 Jul 2006, 21:41
SCRIPT3R SCRIPT3R is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Originally Posted by RSM
Install and seems to work fine, except that it won't show donations anywhere. I get the donated message from PayPal, the admin is set up for to PayPal to come back to ppverify.php but admin shows no donors and the donate.php page shows no donors.

What could I be missing? Any ideas?
i think this is common with the OP's install. the product-install is better.
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  #1160  
Old 25 Jul 2006, 06:01
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hammondfra hammondfra is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Real name: Frank
well, hmmm, that is interesting about the security risks there. What file is the one that sets up the redirect? If someone can point that to me, I will post up the php code, so I can see what is missing from mine. Thanks for the information too.
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  #1161  
Old 25 Jul 2006, 06:24
SCRIPT3R SCRIPT3R is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
i'm not really sure what you mean by the redirect file; perhaps you're looking for ppfunc.php and/or ppverify.php files.
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  #1162  
Old 25 Jul 2006, 07:23
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hammondfra hammondfra is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Real name: Frank
the file that holds the info to tell it to send the user back from pay pal to the forum..
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  #1163  
Old 25 Jul 2006, 18:39
SCRIPT3R SCRIPT3R is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
since their donated amount seems to be working correctly, the PP IPN is working as it should; so the problem most likely lies within one of the two files i listed above.
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  #1164  
Old 25 Jul 2006, 18:41
SCRIPT3R SCRIPT3R is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Originally Posted by hammondfra
Also, if say a person has donated and you wanted to reflect that to something extra on the boards or whatever, or even give them a promotion for it. How can this be accomplished through this mod.
have you edited your templates so that their profile views reflect the Donor icon?
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  #1165  
Old 27 Jul 2006, 21:39
ianwilcox ianwilcox is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Real name: Ian Wilcox
can someone point me to the vbadvanced module , the latest one that works with 3.5.4 and the latest stable vbadvanced ?
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  #1166  
Old 28 Jul 2006, 02:56
SCRIPT3R SCRIPT3R is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Originally Posted by ianwilcox
can someone point me to the vbadvanced module , the latest one that works with 3.5.4 and the latest stable vbadvanced ?
here.
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  #1167  
Old 29 Jul 2006, 05:51
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hammondfra hammondfra is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Real name: Frank
Originally Posted by GearTripper
Thanks, I was searching around for that too..LMAO
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  #1168  
Old 01 Aug 2006, 15:16
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Renee Renee is offline
 
Join Date: May 2004
Real name: Isabelle
Originally Posted by vbreal
I have an issue. it was working fine then all of a sudden it stopped displaying the new donators. people are donating but it wont add them to the donation list. I can see them on the list in the admincp when i view all member donors. But they don't show up in the list.

any help would be appreciated
Take a look in your 'user' table and choose the user, which have donating.

If in the row 'showdonor' is a '0' change it to '1' then the user will show up on the list.

Don't know why some users want not showing, don't find an setting, then users could change their views on list to off or in admincp.
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Old 01 Aug 2006, 17:29
SCRIPT3R SCRIPT3R is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Originally Posted by Renee
Don't know why some users want not showing, don't find an setting, then users could change their views on list to off or in admincp.
there's an option in their UserCP that will allow them to toggle their Donor status on or off.
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  #1170  
Old 05 Aug 2006, 06:01
da420 da420 is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
I'd like to know if there is a 3.6 version or any in the makings?

Or plans in the making of a similair hack where you can set goals, show all donors, and have the donators image in the postbit? I think it would make for a great hack.
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