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PayPal Add-On - Feature Set

  1. RichardBest
    Member

    Hi Carl - If this question is a nuisance, please don't worry about it, but if it's not, would you mind giving us some details please on the feature set of the forthcoming (yay!) PayPal Add-On? For example, what sort of functionality will it have? Will it entail the creation of new users on the fly? If so, how will it deal with existing users? Will pay to post through a front-end GF form now be a GF-driven reality? Will it integrate with any membership/access plugins? Info on these sorts of things would be great.

    Many thanks
    Richard

    Posted 9 years ago on Monday October 25, 2010 | Permalink
  2. The PayPal Add-ON itself won't create posts or users, but it will integrate with the existing post creation capabilities so that posts are only created after a payment is received. If you are creating a post using a PayPal Subscription it can also change the post status or delete the post if the Subscription is canceled.

    User Registration will come later as an Add-On that will integrate with the PayPal Add-On so that users can be created only after payment is received. The User Registration Add-On won't be ready when Gravity Forms 1.5 and the PayPal Add-On are released in beta due to the fact we are adding features to Gravity Forms 1.5 we weren't expecting to add (Multi-page form capabilities).

    The PayPal Add-On itself functions like the MailChimp and Campaign Monitor Add-Ons where you tie it to a form, map the fields and choose settings. Some of the settings are things like only creating a post after payment is received, what to do with that post if payment was a Subscription and it was canceled, only send admin notification when payment is received, only send user notification when payment is received, etc. So yes, pay to post will be a reality.

    We will be supporting one time payment/service payments, donations and subscriptions with the PayPal Add-On.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday October 26, 2010 | Permalink
  3. RichardBest
    Member

    Without wishing to wallow in hyperbole, this sounds completely wickedly awesome. Thanks for the update Carl. Much appreciated.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday October 26, 2010 | Permalink
  4. I know this question is like beating a dead horse but I stop back here daily to check and see if there is any new news lol... do you have an eta on the paypal addon being released for beta?

    thanks for all you guys do, gravity forms has locked its place in my top list of things I don't build a site without.

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday October 27, 2010 | Permalink
  5. RichardBest
    Member

    I check about 10 times daily... :)

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday October 27, 2010 | Permalink
  6. We are wrapping up development on 1.5 and the Paypal Add-On in the next few days. We will probably release the beta sometime next week.

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday October 27, 2010 | Permalink
  7. With the PayPal addon, will this be supported:

    once you submit the form, then go to PayPal and make your payment, the entry you created to be marked PAID?

    this way we don't have to manually match PayPal emails to GF entries.

    thanks.

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday October 28, 2010 | Permalink
  8. Yes, it uses PayPal IPN integration to make the entry as paid once payment is received. It will also only create a post after payment is received.

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday October 28, 2010 | Permalink
  9. Hey guys, guess what :) its the middle of next week now lol.... any new word?

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday November 3, 2010 | Permalink
  10. Anytime now... finishing up some basic documentation and last minute tweaks and changes. So later today or tomorrow.

    Posted 9 years ago on Wednesday November 3, 2010 | Permalink
  11. excellent... if you can't tell, I am like a 5 year old waiting on Christmas lol

    I'll check back tomorrow and see if there are any tracks on the roof or if the cookies I left out are gone :p

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday November 4, 2010 | Permalink
  12. ajmartin
    Member

    Did custom user registration fields get bumped from 1.5 ?

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday November 4, 2010 | Permalink
  13. User Registration was never going to be in 1.5, it is a separate add-on. It will be released in it's own beta cycle sometime soon. After the beta release of 1.5 and the PayPal Add-On. It's in development but not as far along.

    Posted 9 years ago on Thursday November 4, 2010 | Permalink