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Paybox paypal subscription plugin - Have you tried it? (19 posts)

  1. Haloscope
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Have you tried the Paybox paypal subscription plugin? Is it worth it? http://www.getpaybox.com/ What's good/bad about it?

    Thanks,

    - H

  2. angeljs
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I purchased this a long time ago, but have never yet been able to get it to work, even when they release an update. :(

  3. Haloscope
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat. Thanks for the input. Unfortunately, I've heard similar things elsewhere.

    - H

  4. j.michael
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Is there another similar option available?

  5. Haloscope
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    There are several alternatives.
    WP-ecommerce (unintelligible unless you pay them)
    Are-Paypal (I don't know if its still supported)
    EasyPayPal (open source, clean code, but may not work exactly as you need it to)

    I'm trying to work with EasyPayPal.

    - H

  6. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I Suggest to completely staying away from Paybox. I have literally sent 35 emails to them and have not heard from their staff in 2 months regarding their script.

    It kills the entire site if their server crashes because it is constantly phoning home.

    I've removed it from my site nd contacted my CC company to ensure they do not attempt to rebill me for next years subscription payment.

  7. tnash
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Guys Sorry I didn't spot this thread I replied on another one recently.

    The owners of paybox have as you probably know vanished leaving numerous people up a creek without a paddle. I believe their is talk of legal action.

    Anyone who bought paybox should not be contacting their CC company, but rather login into paypal, find in their history their Paypal transaction click details and deactivate their subscription!

    those looking at paybox or membership subscriptions might be interested in http://www.newmedias.co.uk/wordpress-membership/ Your Members which was what paybox was meant to be and we are happy to offer large discounts to paybox customers who were burnt just email me separately at sales@venture-skills.co.uk prior to purchase.

  8. talia
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @haloscope or anyone who has tried easypaypal or wp-commerce

    i would be interested in discussing either of these packages to find out what works and what doesn't work.

    i see easypaypal isn't integrated with ipn so does that mean that you manually generate wordpress user names and passwords for them?

  9. hitec7
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

  10. bpc22
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    At the risk of blowing my own horn, I have developed a PayPal subscription plugin for WordPress.

    I was writing a paid-content, subscription-based website in WordPress and needed access-control/recurring-billing functionality (preferably in a plugin). As you would know from the thread above and elsewhere, there really isn't much out there in this way. Hence I developed the Suma plugin: see http://www.sumaplugin.com.

    Its currently supported and new features are being added.

    cheers,
    Brenton

  11. u2wedge
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Brenton,

    Nice work! Does the demo work in limited capacity (i.e. limited subscriptions)or do you have to pay the full shot to use it?

    Thanks so much for putting out what a lot of people are looking for in terms of functionality. $200 might be a dealbreaker for some though.

  12. bpc22
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you, u2wedge for the feedback.

    The demonstration mode of the plugin differs from the licensed mode in the following ways:
    1. payments collected from subscribers are billed through PayPal's Sandbox (test only) environment and hence aren't 'real' transactions, however the transaction history is still accessible for subscribers when viewing their accounts,
    2. the registration process displays a label informing users that the plugin is operating in demo mode, and
    3. 14 days after the plugin was installed it will stop accepting new subscribers which marks the end of the plugin's evaluation period.

    The plugin can be upgraded from demo mode to licensed mode by simply entering a valid license code: reinstallation of the plugin isn't necessary. When it is 'unlocked' into production mode, all the test subscriber accounts, their transaction histories and payment methods are purged from the system.

    I hope people find it useful for developing paid-content, subscription-based websites such as newsletters and information hubs.

    Licenses for the plugin are perpetual (never expire) and include perpetual customer-only access to updates - both bug fixes and feature enhancements.

    If this plugin had been available when I was looking for one, I would have purchased it for this price - after trying it first of course.

  13. bpc22
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    PS. I should mention that Suma version 1.03 had a peculiar bug (removed in version 1.04 currently the latest version) which in some situations prevented the plugin from fully installing itself. I mention this in case this is the reason you're asking about whether the demo mode offers all the plugin's features.

  14. Haloscope
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @talia:
    I tried installing EasyPayPal, but I needed something that worked with PayPal's IPN to create ongoing automatic subscriptions. An older version of EasyPayPal, v3.2 I believe, used the PayPal IPN but some users had problems with it. Without the IPN, the plugin cannot handle automatic payments. Even though it wasn't integrated with the IPN, EasyPayPal allowed users to sign up, pay through PayPal, and become registered users - without me having to do anything. However, without the IPN, they'd be locked out every X days (where X is your subscription period).

    I also tried installing WP-Commerce, which some people apparently like, but I found it too incomprehensible.

    In the end, I joined the EasyPayPal Plugin forum to discuss the IPN issue with other users. Eventually I was able to develop a version of EasyPayPal for use on my own website. My version allows users to register for free, but doesn't allow access to additional features without a paid subscription.

    It works for now, but I have a LOT of work on it (admin panel stuff, other options, etc) before it would be useful to anyone other than me.

    If you've got the time and skill, I'd still recommend modifying EasyPayPal to suit your needs.

    - H

  15. talia
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for the feedback Haloscope

    The IPN module doesn't work for me as I am in New Zealand. Last time I enquired it was only supported in a limited number of countries.

    There are some very expensive systems out there that do support membership systems. One of those is memberspeed but that's $1000 or something. There's also been some guy roaming the forums recommending his own system but the name escapes me right now. (It's not either of the systems I see mentioned in this thread)

    maybe it's this one?

    check out http://wp-member.com/

    has anyone tried it? I'm not keen on an annual license fee. A small one off fee is okay but every year starts to add up

  16. talia
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I found this post in another thread. Has anyone tried MemberWing?

    There is:
    Free WordPress Membership Plugin - MemberWing:

    * Supports 4 levels of membership (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum). You may use just one if you dont need 4.
    * SEO optimized - you may add free teasers to every premium article to allow search engine indexing and ranking and to "spice up" your visitors.
    * Supports latest version of WordPress
    * And it's free

    It doesn't include automated payment system yet, but team is working on it right now. By the time you read it - it may already be in place.

    http://www.memberwing.com/

    --
    Gleb

    It doesn't appear to integrate to a payment system but does appear to manage paying members and content.

  17. jklein
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Does anyone know if any of the above options has the ability to limit users to access a particular page or post?
    I want to create a directory site and give business owners/users the ability to update their page if they subscribe.
    Any thoughts or ideas are appreciated.
    Thanks

  18. adaptistration
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    RE: wp-member, I purchased it today after sending several questions to make sure it does what I need. I can say that I am entirely disappointing with the product and feel like I've been deliberately ripped off.

    They make a big deal out of their customer support but if you have a problem and attempt to contact them, they want to charge an additional fee for tech support. That's right ZERO included tech support for your license fee. If you dig around enough, you find out that they cancelled included ticket based tech support at the end of March, 2009 (14 days before my purchase!!) - what does that tell you about the product.

    My big problems included some serious issues with installing the plugin on a subdomain wp install. I had to have my host figure out their problem (kudos to bluehost for that). NExt, when trying to test the paypal gateway via the paypal sandbox, I keep getting error messages saying the incoming link is invalid and it then redirects to the originating site. Of course, this is after a visitor fill sout a user registration form and signs into their paypal account.

    I've sent wp-member an email about this several hours ago but haven't heard anything back. I don't have high hopes and strongly suggest finding a different option. In the meantime I'm still looking so if anyone has a first hand successful experience from a reputable company, please let me know.

  19. inettopic
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi Haloscope,

    I notice you are working with esaypaypal. I would like to be able to do same as it fits my purpose. Installation and activation and setup of plugin all worked well except for payment. On a test, after registering, and paying, I received this response
    Fatal error: Cannot redeclare easypaypal_postpayment() (previously declared in /3.5-easypaypal.php:87) in /easypaypal.php on line 123
    And, even after my payment went through, I still was unable to login in and receive full access.
    I tried deactivating and deleting. The uploaded and reactivated but same problem. I even tried dropping down to ver3.2 with same results.
    How do I remove all information relating to the plugin so that I have a completely fresh and clean install, and that no previous information is placed in the newly activated admin panel?
    I posted this same info on the forum but no response yet.

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