Support » Plugin: WooCommerce » WooCommerce with PayPal already using IPN for another domain

  • Resolved Frank.Prendergast

    (@frankprendergast)


    The WooCommerce documentation for PayPal standard states “There can be only one IPN URL set for a PayPal account, so you need to use an account that is not already using an IPN for any other purpose.”

    I have set up a WooCommerce site on DOMAIN-ONE.com for a client who already uses IPN URL for another domain DOMAIN-TWO.com. Test purchases seem to work fine, from what I understand WooCommerce sends a notify url which overrides the IPN URL allowing PayPal to return the purchaser to DOMAIN-ONE.com rather than the domain set in the IPN URL setting in PayPal.

    I’m wondering if this is correct, and whether there are any potential issues with using this set up? I am concerned / wondering why the documentation states you need to use an account not already using IPN…

    The only issue I have read about is possible conflicting invoice numbers, but I have set a unique prefix for invoice numbers on DOMAIN-ONE.com… is there anything else I should be aware of?

    Many thanks for any and all tips, pointers or advice!

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  • Plugin Support Nicola Mustone

    (@nicolamustone)

    Automattic Happiness Engineer

    Hi,
    I checked with our development team and you can indeed use the same account with multiple websites (at least across multiple WooCommerce sites). We use the variable notify_url which is the recommended way to do this.

    I’m going to update our documentation about this as well.

    Thanks!

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