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Dynamically Set Billing Cycle on Subscription Payment Type

  1. I'm trying to configure a donation form for a non-profit organization. I'd like to have a field that allows the user to put in whatever amount they would like, then another field that asks them the following:

    • One-Time Payment
    • Weekly
    • Monthly
    • Annually

    However, when I'm configuring the PayPal Transaction settings in the add-on, the Billing Cycle field doesn't appear to be able to be manipulated.

    Am I missing something?

    This seems pretty straight-forward and obvious functionality to me.

    Posted 6 years ago on Friday February 22, 2013 | Permalink
  2. There is a 3rd party add-on which will help you modify the billing cycle more easily.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gravity-forms-subscriptions/

    Posted 6 years ago on Saturday February 23, 2013 | Permalink
  3. webwitch
    Member

    I am looking into this too. I believe that a one off donation needs to be set in the PayPal addon as a "donation" where a recurring payment need to be a "subscription".

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday February 26, 2013 | Permalink
  4. Thanks, Chris, for that plugin recommendation! That works in addition to the normal PayPal plugin, right?

    I had actually accomplished something very similar (currently visible on my Once Upon a Time podcast site) by setting up two PayPal "forms" and then customizing my donation form to start with radio selection for "one-time donation" and "automatic monthly donation." This seems to work well, but I only need one-time or automatic.

    But my method meant setting up a separate options list for one-time and another for subscription. I'll give the Subscriptions plugin a try on another site.

    Posted 6 years ago on Tuesday February 26, 2013 | Permalink
  5. Thanks, Chris, for that plugin recommendation! That works in addition to the normal PayPal plugin, right?

    Correct, it extends our PayPal add-on

    Posted 6 years ago on Wednesday February 27, 2013 | Permalink

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