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robin.duckett

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Paypal API - how to get it to work?
« on: August 01, 2012, 16:26:00 pm »
Hello, I've read the posts - I simply can't get it to work - It does not forward to Paypal site even though I've copied the codes in, and comes up with an error to do with Credit Cards. Who out there knows how to configure this system? I don't mind paying a reasonable support fee.
We are successfully using another system at the moment  (Cardsave) which works fine but we are considering switching it off if we can get paypal working.
Thanks, Robin
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Re: Paypal API - how to get it to work?
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2012, 09:40:36 am »
Robin

I should be able to help, which version of the paypal VM are you using?
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fatcreat

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Re: Paypal API - how to get it to work?
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012, 03:51:50 am »
I am also having problems getting PayPal to work. I paid a freelancer to integrate PayPal Advanced with the current site (uses VM 1.1.9) and he disappeared. It's producing an error message Error: Credit Card Type not found. This is before even entering a credit card. Is there some issue with integrating PayPal Advanced with VM 1.1.9? We're on Joomla 1.5. Not sure if its related to older versions or the freelancer just made a mistake somewhere. I've double and triple checked the API username, password, etc and they are correct.

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Re: Paypal API - how to get it to work?
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 17:38:41 pm »
fatcreat

If you are signed up to PayPal standard, I would recommedn using the Paypal Legacy plugin for VM

If you are signed up to PayPal Pro, still use the legacy and integrate with the PayPal hosted option for pro users.  That way I never take payment details onto my site and do not have to be concerned with site issues realting to PCI compliance.
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Re: Paypal API - how to get it to work?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2012, 03:06:19 am »
Thanks for the reply. 

We are not using PayPal standard or Pro. We are using their newer option PayPal Advanced. It's only $5 per month and still allows customers to stay on your site instead of going to PayPal's site.

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Re: Paypal API - how to get it to work?
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2012, 23:08:17 pm »
Unfortunately I only have a solution for paypal pro's hosted mode and paypal standard
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Re: Paypal API - how to get it to work?
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012, 23:50:36 pm »
No worries. Thanks for your time. I found a business that had experience with this and they were able to fix it reasonable and quickly.

https://www.hardcomet.com/blog/41-hardcomet/79-paypal-advanced-integration in case anyone else needs help.