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Best way to match payment to submitted post?

  1. tensegrity

    I'm trying to figure out the best way to match a paypal payment to a post. I offer paid post options on my site (it's a directory)...but i can't seem to figure out a good way to match the payments to the posts. Many people have different paypal emails than their main email and their paypal account info could be very different as well.

    All i've done so far is add a field for them to enter their paypal email IF they're buying the paid listing. It works but it seems pretty ghetto and unprofessional to ask someone's paypal before they've even bought the product.

    Any ideas at all on a better way for this?


    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday February 23, 2012 | Permalink
  2. You match a payment to the post via the form entry.

    The form entry for the form submission has the transaction information for the PayPal payment. It also has the post information for the post that was created.

    From the form entry you can see the transaction information for the PayPal payment such as the transaction id, as well as click through and view the Post that was created.

    The entry is the order information. The post is a product of the entry.

    The entry id is also stored as post meta data with the post that is created, although it's created using a hidden custom field name that begins with an underscore so it isn't visible in the admin. It's used behind the scenes.

    If you want additional identifiable information stored with the post itself, then that is entirely up to you. You would use the Custom Field to create post meta data using whatever field data you want to store with the post.

    Posted 11 years ago on Saturday February 25, 2012 | Permalink