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PayPal Add-on: Where are Subscriptions?

  1. relish1227
    Member

    Hi. I only see the following in the pricing fields: Product, Quantity, Option, Shipping, Donation, and Total. I'm not seeing subscription options within these yet, either. I must be missing something -- can you point out where I should be looking?

    Thanks.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday February 23, 2011 | Permalink
  2. relish1227
    Member

    Ah, I see. It's in the PayPal Transaction settings, for the actual paypal connection type, not the actual field.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday February 23, 2011 | Permalink
  3. Yes, it's part of the PayPal configuration for configuring the transaction. You would add a Product field which is used for the subscription price then configure the transaction by adding a PayPal feed using the Add-On.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday February 23, 2011 | Permalink
  4. relish1227
    Member

    Okay, I still have a question about this -- I have a form with a donation amount and then a second field that says this is a one-time contribution or that it should be a monthly one. It appears that there really isn't a way set up a subscription that occurs just once OR is monthly.

    I suppose a solution would be to have a regular field that has two dynamic hidden fields -- one for the one-time contribution amounts and one for the recurring contribution amounts. Show just one at a time...and set up a payment transaction for each one, accordingly.

    This sound like a good solution? I'm going to try it out in the meantime.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday February 23, 2011 | Permalink
  5. Currently the Add-On doesn't support multiple feeds per form. So you couldn't do a one time or recurring payment on the same form based on user input. You would have to setup two different forms and direct the user to the correct one.

    We do plan on supporting PayPal configurations on a single form via conditional logic in a future update.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday February 23, 2011 | Permalink
  6. relish1227
    Member

    I just realized this -- my idea didn't quite work.

    In this situation, they have a multiple choice list of donation options -- and, as I said, would like to have them be recurring or one-time. They also would like the option of an open field for a user-defined option. Just thought I'd let you know for future releases.

    Thanks, Courtney

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday February 23, 2011 | Permalink
  7. webmasterkdun
    Member

    Support of Paypal configurations on a single form using conditional logic would be excellent. It would be good if flexible configurations of recurring payments would be possible, that is, for instance, montly, quarterly, yearly, with flexible amounts.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday March 16, 2011 | Permalink
  8. @relish1227 The PayPal API doesn't support doing recurring Donations. If you want to do a recurring payment you have to do it as a Subscription, not a Donation transaction. I don't think there is any real difference in how PayPal handles these (Donation vs. Non-Donation) other than how they display them. So you'd have to use a Subscription for recurring.

    But as you mentioned currently you can only do one type per form.

    We are going to update the PayPal Add-On so that it supports multiple PayPal configurations for one form and then it will know which one to use based on the Conditional that you set on it. Only one of them is going to be able to actually run, because you can only pass the user off to PayPal once. But it would allow you to have 1 form where a user selects one time payment or recurring and then handle it based on that.

    Posted 11 years ago on Wednesday March 16, 2011 | Permalink
  9. Hi there, do you have any idea when the paypal plugin will be able to handle multiple subscription lengths?

    ie: a dropdown on the registration form linked to the plugin with different subscription lengths with different prices for each?

    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday March 24, 2011 | Permalink
  10. @adomedia No idea, it hasn't been discussed. The 1.0 version was just released yesterday so we'll see what user response and demand is for enhancements before planning feature enhancements.

    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday March 24, 2011 | Permalink
  11. I think it would be a seriously cool sell point for gravity forms to be able to integrate pretty much any membership plugin to its form system. Especially if you could very easily white label the membership plugin and use a custom form instead of wordpress's standard registration form for users to sign up and pay via paypal. Being able to streamline this whole process into one form would be WONDERFUL

    Posted 11 years ago on Thursday March 24, 2011 | Permalink
  12. I too am eagerly awaiting the ability for one form to handle multiple payments options. It is fine that it only passes one option to PayPal in the end, but to be able to choose from many options would make gravity forms the ultimate donation module for WP.

    Any idea when you will be set up to use authorize.net?

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday June 21, 2011 | Permalink
  13. I second this one!

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday July 26, 2011 | Permalink
  14. I too could use this feature... a week ago, we are going to hand code the forms for the time being.

    Posted 10 years ago on Tuesday November 29, 2011 | Permalink
  15. Is there an update as to when this feature will be implemented?

    Posted 10 years ago on Thursday February 23, 2012 | Permalink