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PayPal Integration

  1. Parker

    ## DISCLAIMER, I just saw that this topic was covered in the initial post to this forum sorry for the duplicate topic ##

    Although this is probably not a feature that everyone would use, I think it would be a powerful addition to the product. I'm not advocating that Gravity Forms tries to be a shopping cart, but PayPal integration would be really great for people doing event registration, donations, or other one-time payments.

    I've used icebrrg forms to accomplish this in the past for several clients. Icebrrg does a good job with PayPal integration, but you have zero control over the styles with icebrrg and it's a hosted solution with monthly fees. Maybe the PayPal integration could be an add on with a separate price tag?

    Looking forward to seeing the evolution of the product! Is there a chance you'll take a page out of WordPress's book and publish the roadmap, or even allow the community to vote on what features we want the most to help guide the development?

    Posted 13 years ago on Tuesday August 25, 2009 | Permalink
  2. We do plan on offering simple payment integration, with PayPal being one of the processors that will be supported.

    Once we have finalized the roadmap we will certainly discuss making it available to the public, or at the very least the people that have a license. Voting on features is something we will probably do in the future also.

    Thanks for the kind words, we are looking forward to seeing the evolution of this product ourselves :)

    Posted 13 years ago on Tuesday August 25, 2009 | Permalink
  3. Veka

    I'm following you on twitter Carl. I can't wait to see Paypal or Google Checkout integrated in Gravity Forms. It will save me a lot of my time.

    Posted 13 years ago on Friday October 2, 2009 | Permalink
  4. Ditto to all the above. There simply is no substitute to Gravity Forms in my mind. Which is EXACTLY why I want it for donations and registration forms for my clients.

    Posted 13 years ago on Monday October 19, 2009 | Permalink
  5. takemura

    Yep, agree. Paypal integration would be a useful feature for monetizing our sites, especially given that Gravity is a premium plugin ;-)

    Posted 13 years ago on Wednesday October 28, 2009 | Permalink
  6. Any update on this guys, Carl et al? The Paypal integration would make it priceless to me.

    Posted 13 years ago on Thursday November 26, 2009 | Permalink
  7. Currently the we are working on our first add on enhancement, which is not PayPal related. BUT i'm sure plenty of our users will love what we are cooking up.

    We do plan on creating a PayPal integration, but we want to do it right and devote enough development time to it so that it isn't half-baked.

    Posted 13 years ago on Thursday November 26, 2009 | Permalink
  8. ive got the itch for this. THE ITCH!


    Posted 13 years ago on Thursday December 3, 2009 | Permalink
  9. Bring on the pay, pal.

    Posted 13 years ago on Thursday December 3, 2009 | Permalink
  10. For anyone else in a pinch and needing this functionality before Carl and the team get to it, there's a workaround that I think will do the trick for my purposes at least. What I did:

    In the form editor under "Confirmation" select a redirect. Then go to Paypal and create a donation button. Select whatever options you need. When they give you the resulting code, there's the button code version, or you can opt for an email link.

    I took that link and added it as the confirmation redirect URL in my Gravity form.


    Posted 13 years ago on Monday December 7, 2009 | Permalink
  11. Nice Robert. Thanks for the tip.

    Posted 13 years ago on Monday December 7, 2009 | Permalink
  12. takemura

    Robert, that sounds great. A couple of questions, if I may...

    1. Do you have a working example to show?

    2. Does it only work for Paypal donations?

    What I need is for the visitor to create a post, then be sent to Paypal to pay a fixed price. Once payment has been received I can then prepare their post for publishing.

    Posted 13 years ago on Thursday December 17, 2009 | Permalink
  13. net_mage

    Does anyone know how to create an admin paypal IPN panel for form submissions and subsequent payments?

    Posted 13 years ago on Saturday December 19, 2009 | Permalink
  14. I also vote for paypal integration. I came to the point where I need to create several paypal subscription items. I found other similiar products such as iSubscribe and User Role Subscriptions but why add extra plugins when gravity is capable? I add my vote for this..

    Posted 13 years ago on Thursday December 24, 2009 | Permalink
  15. Alex Smith

    Yes - Add my vote! PayPal Integration would be a most welcome feature :-)

    Posted 13 years ago on Monday December 28, 2009 | Permalink
  16. Anonymous

    Im voting for this, me want paypal integration

    Posted 13 years ago on Thursday January 21, 2010 | Permalink
  17. RichardBest

    Is anyone using Robert's approach above for other than donations? It seems to me, for example, that it should be possible to set the default for post submissions (through a form) to draft, and then use Robert's redirect approach to send the submitter off to Paypal for payment. The missing key in all this, however, is getting a message back to GF/WordPress once payment has been made that the draft post should be set to publish (or private publish). In the absence of that, releasing draft posts to published (or private published) would a manual process, which would be laborious to say the least.

    I wonder if the GF team could come up with a quick solution for this? (Come to think of it, I'm confident they can and that it's only a question of time. If you look at what some of the jobboard WP themes do, i.e., pay via Paypal before a job post goes live, it seems pretty clear that the same thing could be emulated here.)


    Posted 13 years ago on Thursday January 21, 2010 | Permalink
  18. The complexity of PayPal integration is why it has not happened yet. It isn't as simple as passing the information to PayPal. Very simple integration is already possible, although it is one way... you pass data to PayPal.

    - We need to add new payment related fields to the plugin, with total calculation capabilities.

    - We need a status on the entry (ex. Paid, Unpaid) and 2 way communication so that PayPal passes the user back to the site once payment has been confirmed and the status is updated.

    - We need to take into account posts. Posts should only be created once PayPal has confirmed payment and passed the user back to the site.

    It sounds simple, but once you start getting into it... things get to be more complex.

    We are planning PayPal integration, but like our upcoming feeds add-on that adds support for MailChimp, Campaign Monitor, and Freshbooks, it will be part of an add-on plugin and not something that is part of the core Gravity Forms plugin.

    We are taking the add-on approach because we do not want to continue to pile on more features into the core plugin. We are trying to avoid feature overload that will cause the core plugin to get bloated.

    The feeds add-on is approaching release. Add-ons are free to Developer License holders, it's one of the perks. We have yet to determine how they will be made available to non-Developer License holders, if at all.

    PayPal will be the next add-on that we work on. I don't have a timetable as to it's release. We want to do it right and not rush it out.

    Posted 13 years ago on Thursday January 21, 2010 | Permalink
  19. RichardBest

    Thanks for the update Carl. Very interesting. Glad I have a developer's licence!

    Posted 13 years ago on Friday January 22, 2010 | Permalink
  20. Carl, thanks for the update.

    As a fellow entrepreneur, one thing to consider is how Paypal integration will increase the value of gravity forms to a business or non-profit audience using Wordpress (which number in the thousands). You could market it as an online registration solution and sell it like crazy.

    I know I would use it for many of my existing clients, both businesses and non-profits. Online registration is a big industry. If an organization can buy your plugin and power their own system in-house they would pay! Plus they don't have to pay high monthly fees for other services.

    Paypal integration gets another vote from this web designer!

    Posted 13 years ago on Wednesday February 3, 2010 | Permalink
  21. I'll just throw my two cents in about PayPal (and google checkout too please).

    I use FormSpring and need to continue because I need the payment integration for most of my clients. I'll switch them all the moment this is available!

    Posted 13 years ago on Thursday February 11, 2010 | Permalink
  22. Vin Thomas

    Another vote for this. I came from JotForm. They had nice simple ecommerce integration. I don't think anyone expects a full ecommerce site to run this way, but it would be nice for event registration and such.

    Posted 13 years ago on Thursday February 11, 2010 | Permalink
  23. I look forward to seeing your PayPal addon, could be very nice and make signing up for our services easier! Glad I have the developer lic :-)

    Posted 13 years ago on Saturday February 13, 2010 | Permalink
  24. I too look forward to seeing Paypal addon, indeed.

    Robert's tip is certainly good work around for now but we would need to check manually who paid for what with comparing emails from Gravity form and Paypal... Because Gravity form sends submission data regardless whether the submitter paid the fee or not...

    Does anyone have suggestion so that we can make sure who paid for what?

    Posted 13 years ago on Sunday February 14, 2010 | Permalink
  25. I'm in the same boat as Sherman. I'm currently using Wufoo simply because of their payment integration. Once this feature is added to Gravity Forms I'll switch over in a heartbeat.

    Keep up the good work!

    Posted 13 years ago on Monday February 22, 2010 | Permalink
  26. enclave

    I know it's in the works and i know it will take as long as it takes but this will be really nice ;-)

    Posted 13 years ago on Wednesday March 17, 2010 | Permalink
  27. echoing for the sake of reinforcing the need...great plugin, but this integration would greatly simplify some of my current projects.

    Posted 13 years ago on Sunday March 21, 2010 | Permalink

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