Just to try and keep everyone up to speed on this. We had a club committee meeting and they're happy with the approach I'm taking. As a result I've now got to get it up and running
Could this be a first? A membership and payment system that gets released? I, for one, hope so.
I'm really pleased with the way the membership management module is working so I'm concentrating on the payment side. I've decided to use a combination of Paypal Express Checkout and IPN as I think this gives the best user experience. I've written the basic class and I can now call Paypal and make the payment request. I'm beginning to think the payment portal has merit as a standalone mod so I'm keeping it in mind as I'm developing the membership management. I've also been looking at Google Checkout and I think the same basic structure could work there as well. Are there any other really popular payment portals?
Still to do.
Cron removal of unpaid members.
I'm going away for a few days (probably won't stop me thinking about this
) but I'll be back onto it next weekend.