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  1. bill kasal
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I want to sell products on my blog, but my PayPal buttons will not work.

    I have another, non-wordpress site, and the code (and buttons) work there. But when I try and create a Products page on WordPress, the buttons will not work. Does anyoen know if I have to modify the code or add to it?

  2. Can you put the code into a pastebin so I can see it, as there are numerous types of PayPal button code.

    http://pastebin.com/

    The WordPress visual editor strips out a lot of code for security reasons by default, such as iframe code, for example. There are various workarounds depending on the code you're trying to use.

  3. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Also be careful about using any PayPal code or plugins alongside the Bad Behaviour plugin. PayPal made some IP changes at their end recently and it's been hitting sites running Bad Behaviour.

  4. bill kasal
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Zoonini, I'm not sure how to use pastebin. I pasted my code, but how do I tell you where it is. I hope I haven't just given out private information. I hate being a newbie.

  5. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  6. bill kasal
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you, Esmi.

  7. bill kasal
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  8. Ryan Yu
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Instead of using the form code, try using an encrypted link.

    After you create the paypal button on Paypal,
    you will be given two options for the code.
    One for "Website" and the other for "Email".

    Use the link from the Email tab.

  9. MickeyRoush
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Also be careful about using any PayPal code or plugins alongside the Bad Behaviour plugin. PayPal made some IP changes at their end recently and it's been hitting sites running Bad Behaviour.

    If you're using Bad Behavior, you'll need to whitelist PayPal. Copy the code from the pastebin link below, save the file as whitelist.ini and drop it to your bad-behavior directory (wp-content\plugins\bad-behavior).

    http://pastebin.com/trgwdjny

    PayPal resources:
    https://ppmts.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/92
    https://ppmts.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/250/related/1
    https://ppmts.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/883/related/1

  10. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for posting those resources. I didn't have them to hand.

  11. bill kasal
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Geeksfolder, thanks for that option. Please forgive my ignorance, but I am old. Once I have the email code from paypal, will I need to create my own "Buy Now" button and assign it to the email link I got from Paypal? So it looks and acts like a regular button?

    We seniors must be so frustrating for you kids...

  12. bill kasal
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Darn! Geeksfolder, it still doesn't work. I got a gif image of a Paypal button, inserted it into my Page and linked it to the encrypted email from Paypal. It works as long as I am in Preview mode here on WordPress, but when I leave that mode and just enter my site as someone from outside, it is still FUBAR. The button just goes to a blank page and hangs up. This is so frustrating.

  13. bill kasal
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    MickeyRoush, I am sorry but I am too dumb to know what you are talking about here. Thank you for trying to help me.

  14. Do you have the Bad Behavior plug-in installed? If not, you don't need to take any of those steps MickeyRoush suggested - that's only an issue if you're running the Bad Behavior anti-spam plug-in.

    Can you provide a link to a page on your site where the button isn't working so folks can take a look?

  15. bill kasal
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oh, thank you, Zoonini. I didn't understand the Bad Behavior part. Now I get it and I do not have that plug in.

    Sure. My web site is http://www.BillKasal.com and the problem is on the Products page.

    The first button is the one I just made with the JPEG linked to the encrypted email, as suggested by geeksfolder. The other two (lower ones) are with the PayPal code embedded in my HTML code.

    Again, they all work when I am in Preview mode.

    Thank you so much for your time!

  16. bill kasal
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You know, there are a few Plugins that say they will put Paypal buttons in your post or pages or sidebars, but the only ones I can find are for Donate buttons or Shopping Cart. I am just wanting a Buy Now.

    I also wonder if these still work as I've Googled and found tutorials on how to insert Buy Now buttons, but they appear to be years old and the procedures they espouse, no longer work.

    Is this a deliberate procedure by WordPress to not allow PayPal?

  17. Is this a deliberate procedure by WordPress to not allow PayPal?

    No.

    I got a gif image of a Paypal button, inserted it into my Page and linked it to the encrypted email from Paypal.

    Okay, what is the exact code you're putting in?

  18. bill kasal
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  19. bill kasal
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ipstenu, that's the encrypted email code I linked to the gif. It works here, but not if you go to my products page and click on the gif.

  20. The problem is that your site is in a frame. Not sure why you're doing that, but if you take the page out of the frame and put its true URL directly in the browser, the PayPal button works just fine.

    http://billkasal.com/blog/products

    Are you forwarding http://billkasal.com to http://billkasal.com/blog somewhere? If you stop doing that your PayPal buttons should be fine.

  21. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Are you also using the Bad Behaviour plugin?

  22. No, he said he isn't using Bad Behaviour a bit further above and I don't see it in the code.

  23. bill kasal
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Zoonini, I see what you are saying, and I do see that the Paypal buttons work in the true url. I do not (not surprisingly) understand what a Frame actually is, but I have my site hosted on IpowerWeb. It was their staff who directed me how to point my url billkasal.com to my wordpress blog internally within a folder that they named billkasal.com/blog (as you are suspecting). It was my understanding that it was the only way to handle it within their system.

    I will have to go to them now and explain my problem and see if they can help me.

    Esmi, I do not have Bad Behavior Plugin.

    EVERYONE HERE, this was my first-ever attempt at asking a question on a forum and you have made it painless and I am in your debt. THANK YOU!

  24. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    My bad. :-( The frame issue appears to be the most likely cause.

  25. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It was their staff who directed me how to point my url billkasal.com to my wordpress blog internally within a folder that they named billkasal.com/blog

    Had they known that you were going to be selling via PayPal, I doubt that they would have suggested that route to you. PayPal could be rejecting the call from your framed site because the call for the button isn't coming from the "right" site. If you set the button up for http://billkasal.com/ but the call for the button is coming from some place else, that looks like possible fraud at PayPal's end and they may reject it.

    I suggest you get rid of the framed redirect that IpowerWeb set up for you and look at re-configuring WordPress to take over the root domain, so that your site is frame-free and really is http://billkasal.com/.

  26. bill kasal
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    While you were giving me the above advice, I went to IPower and got tech support on their chat button. They have now totally screwed me over.

    Esmi, you are probably right about their knowledge of my Paypal intentions, as it was an after-thought to me. Once I began blogging, I wanted to consolidate my sites and have everything under my one blog site.

    However, I explained my problem to them and the tech guy came back saying everything was fixed. I thanked him and went to my site. It was a blank 2010 template.

    I went back on chat and the new guy could not help. He put me back with the original guy who was only able to partially get me back up and I did not lose any data.

    Except my header image is missing and some of the other art. Plus some of my widgets aren't configured correctly. He told me not to change anything until the higher-up guys contacted me.

    I've been on with them for over an hour and have to get back to my day job.

    As it stands right now, I am worse off than I was before I contacted them.

    I followed your link above about re-configuring and I was a bit confused, but will try again when I have more time to concentrate.

    I thank you for your help and I hope I an not scrod.

  27. Argh. Incompetent tech folks = not good.

    The good news is that:

    1) your site is out of the frame and you now don't need to worry about moving your WordPress install or reconfiguring it at the root - leave it as is

    2) your PayPal buttons work

    So as long as you can get your missing images/widgets set up again you should be good to go.

  28. bill kasal
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Zoonini, it looks like they're working on it. My widgets appear to be coming back and most of the linked photos in my blog are there.

    As of right now, most of the pics I uploaded myself are not there, but I will give them a little more time. Otherwise, I'll have to go back and reinsert.

    I was physically shaking when I went to the site and found nothing but a template and neither of those tech guys could fix what they'd messed up.

    It is frightening when someone like me trusts tech support to something and they only make it worse.

    It is amazing to me that Paypal and IPower kissed me off several times yesterday and it was you people, out of the goodness of your hearts, who ended up solving my issue(s). I hope they can get me back to where I need to be.

    And, again, I have never used a forum before because these strings looked intimidating to me. You and your compatriots here made this a great experience and I'm sure I'll be back!

  29. bill kasal
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    My blog is completely messed up again! I am now talking with someone in India. I have very little hope...

  30. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oh dear. :-( It looks like http://billkasal.com/ still contains links to http://billkasal.com//blog. Have they moved WordPress out of the blog folder? Or is is still in there?

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