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A simple step-by-step guide to Paypal integration


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9 July 2008 at 3:00am Community Member, 78 Posts

Is there any step-by-step documentation for integrating Paypal within the ecommerce module? I have not used the ecomm module before and so am completely unsure of what to do.


9 July 2008 at 9:13pm Community Member, 501 Posts


take a look at this thread, it might help:


9 July 2008 at 9:33pm Community Member, 78 Posts

Hi, yeah I've been following what AK has put - it was the only guide I could find however when I go to the checkout and fill out the form and then place the order - I get a blank page. Dev mode says it cannot find
Im a bit of a noob when it comes to code and debugging

The Frenchy

17 July 2008 at 12:10pm Core Development Team, 40 Posts

I have just updated the Ecommerce documentation about the [url=]PayPal integration[/url].

Have a look at the code of PayPalPayment.php, you'll find a lot of static functions to customize the style of the PayPal site (like add your logo on the PayPal interface).


17 July 2008 at 9:58pm (Last edited: 17 July 2008 10:08pm), Community Member, 78 Posts

Thank you - much appreciated. I now have Paypal up and running, however I am unsure on how

if(Director::isLive()) {
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works when the PayPalPayment.php says you must configure:


Also - how does the Account work? How would a customer create an account or view their account? I noticed this when I canceled the order and returned to the site - i was taken to the Account Order Incomplete page saying that "Your order details have been saved, however you need to complete your order." with the summary below. Where has it been saved?
Is there a way to remove the Account feature completely?


17 July 2008 at 10:14pm Community Member, 78 Posts

Also is there a way to rest the order and product numbers before the site goes live to the general public?


18 July 2008 at 3:15pm Administrator, 685 Posts

You could try deleting the Order table and then visiting db/build?flush=1 again.