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[Fixed] Unable to make donations - PayPal Donation Extension

[Fixed] Unable to make donations

by Johnny Mctash » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:11 am

Hello,
First of all; great extension so thank you for that. That being said, I'm facing an issue. I meet the extension prerequisites, I've correctly setup my PayPal account, using version ext_paypal_donation-3.2.x on a phpBB 3.2.3 installation. Everything works fine when testing through sandbox. However, as soon as I disable it, whenever I attempt to test a donation, it redirects to:

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Then when I process the captcha, the page load for a while to then display:

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I tried multiple browsers, different devices, etc. all same results. Ever saw this happens or have any ideas?

Thanks,
Johnny

EDIT: I've changed the following line into ../main_controller.php:

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	/** Production Postback URL */
	const VERIFY_URI = 'https://ipnpb.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr';
To:

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	/** Production Postback URL */
	const VERIFY_URI = 'https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr';
And everything is working perfectly now! Would it be possible to have an option to change that URL via the panel? I hate editing stuff as it makes future updates complicated. Thanks.
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Re: [Fixed] Unable to make donations

by Skouat » Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:26 am

Hi,

Thanks for your feedback.
I don't know why this URL doesn't work as is the URL given by PayPal on their docs here or there

Maybe this is a temporary issue with this URL.
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Re: [Fixed] Unable to make donations

by wads24 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:40 am

It still is not working some of the time. Does it affect it if we change it to:
/** Production Postback URL */
const VERIFY_URI = 'https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr';
Thanks in advance for a reply.
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Re: [Fixed] Unable to make donations

by Skouat » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:07 am

It depends on PayPal but while it works you can use the old URL.
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Re: [Fixed] Unable to make donations

by genshijin » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:47 am

I'm having a similar problem... slightly worse for users as the link to paypal does not finish loading - continuous blank page.
Only when you stop the page loading that the security check displays. People just think it is not working when they see the blank page.

Will try the code edit to see if that works.
Andy
Even typing in the security code and clicking continue the page does not load.
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Re: [Fixed] Unable to make donations

by genshijin » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:55 am

Changing the link in main_controller.php to

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr

Seems to get the paypal page to load again.
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Re: [Fixed] Unable to make donations

by genshijin » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:05 am

Solved one problem to get to the next one.

It keeps throwing up security number checks all the time. Then at the end the donation failed with this message;
The card you entered cannot be used for this payment. Please enter a different debit or credit card number.
I have a paypal account and use the card regularly for other sites to pay via paypal. Don't know why this is happening.
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Re: [Fixed] Unable to make donations

by Skouat » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:17 pm

Hi,
This topic is tagged as solved, please open your own topic.
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Re: [Fixed] Unable to make donations

by ginchy » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:39 pm

I think I just discovered why the ipnbp link to pp doesn't work!

You have to enable it in the extension setting page!

The default setting is off. I switched it on and no more blank page/verification box appears you go straight through to pp.

lol
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