1.0.2 WP Adverts – PayPal Standard
PayPal is considered an absolute must for many niches as it is still the standard way for non-business people to send and receive money online.
Customers don’t even need a PayPal account to pay via credit card, so you can see that PayPal is perfect for any classified site you really should have yours! It used to be pretty geographically limited, but PayPal is now available in 190 countries.
It used to be fairly geo-restricted, but PayPal is now available in 190 countries, so if you don’t already have a PayPal account, you should be able to get one. Another benefit is that there are no setup fees and no merchant account is required, though you will need a PayPal business account for automated transactions (see how it works below).
The extension integrates WPAdverts with PayPal for you, using PayPal’s standard system (PayPal Payments Standard, or PPS). This means things are very secure, as all transactions happen on PayPal’s site, not yours. This is a serious burden to carry from your shoulders to the very broad shoulders of PayPal, which is the main reason why customers like and trust sites that use this system!
Since the checkout is done on PayPal’s website, you will need PayPal to send an Instant Payment Notification (IPN) to your website. Setting up the IPN is a very simple task.
With PayPal Payments Standard, you can
Receive payments from anyone who has a PayPal account or credit/debit card.
Automatically process and approve payments
View transaction history in your payment history panel.
How it works.
If you already have a regular PayPal account, just ask PayPal to change it to a Business account (free).
If you don’t already have a PayPal account, then sign up for a Premier or Business account here https://www.paypal.com/signup/account/.
Install and activate the PayPal IPN extension on your website, then go to wp-admin / Classifieds / Options / PayPal IPN Settings.
Enter your payment name (the label the user will see), your PayPal email, the environment (select Production), and save the form.
Enable the Payments module from the wp-admin / Classifieds / Options panel and choose to make PayPal IPN the default payment method (recommended).
Now, every time a visitor posts an ad on the frontend, in step 3, they will see a payment form that allows them to make a payment.
Once the payment is made, the transaction will be instantly and automatically verified by PayPal, the verification will be sent via IPN and the ad will be automatically approved.