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ViArt User's Guide (Version 4,5)
This section describes how to setup PayPal Website Payments Standard for your ViArt shopping cart. Please, carefully follow all the instructions below.
This section describes how to setup PayPal Website Payments Pro for your ViArt shopping cart. Please, carefully follow all the instructions below.
12.2.1.1. PayPal Payments Standard
12.2.1.1. PayPal Payments Standard
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This section describes how to setup PayPal Payments Standard for your ViArt shopping cart. Please, carefully follow all the instructions below.

To correctly configure the PayPal Website Payments Standard payment system in your shopping cart you are to make appropriate settings for it. First, you are to create a PayPal Account (if you do not have one).

Before you start configuring PayPal in you shop you need to activate necessary options in your PayPal account. For this please sign in to your PayPal account and on the top of your page first click on Profile link which open a small popup where you need click on Profile and Settings link

On Profile Settings page on the right navigation you will need to select My Selling Preferences first and then next to Website Preferences please click Update link.

On Website Payment Preferences page you will need to check and set a few options for your site:

  • To brings your buyers back to your website after payment completion you will need to activate Auto Return option.
  • For Return URL you need to specify your shop return page like https://www.your-domain.com/order_final.php
    Please note that www.your-domain.com should be replaced with your real shop domain name.
  • The last option you need to activate is Payment Data Transfer. This option allows you to receive notification of successful payments as they are made and set correct status in your Viart Shop. For this please activate Payment Data Transfer option and specify Identity Token parameter in your Viart Shop.

IPN Notifications

Also, it's recommended to turn on PayPal IPN notifications. For this within your PayPal account please go to 'Profile > Instant Payment Notification Preferences' and turn on this setting and set 'Notification URL' as 'http://www.your_site_url/payments/paypal_ipn.php'.

ViArt Shop Configuration for PayPal Website Payments Standard

When your account is created and necessary settings are made, the next step is to make correct configuration settings in your shopping cart. For this go to Administration > Orders > Payment System, select PayPal and click the ‘Edit System’ link. Then, fill the general fields if necessary as described in the Section 4.2.1.1

In the parameters list, please specify your business email address where it says 'your.paypal@email.address' and specify value for 'at' (identity token) parameter from your PayPal settings.

If you don't want to pass data to PayPal in multicurrencies please specify a preferred currency code like 'USD' for the currency_code parameter.

Testing on the Sandbox

Sometimes, you may wish to test the paypal payments before 'going live'. PayPal allows you to do it by using the so called 'Sandbox' enviroment testing without performing real payment transactions. For this an additional Sandbox account should be created. Please, refer to this page and follow the steps described to open a test account: Sandbox Account

Note: For testing with the PayPal SandBox please change a 'sandbox' parameter value to '1'.

Additional parameters for PayPal:

no_note:

Prompts customer to include a note with payment.
Default or 0: customer is prompted to include a note.
1: customer is not prompted to include a note.

no_shipping:

Prompts customer for shipping address.
Default or 0: customer is prompted to include a shipping address
1: customer is not asked for a shipping address.
2: customer must provide a shipping address.

address_override:

1: The address specified in pre-populated variables overrides user’s stored address.
The customer is shown the passed-in address but cannot edit it.
If the address is not valid (some required fields are missed, including country) or not included, no address will be shown.

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