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Old 11th October 2011, 03:16 PM   #1

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Default Paypal/Google Subscriptions On A Custom Wordpress Theme

I've looked on Wordpress.org's forum to no avail and have a feeling that my question will get answered quicker here.

Here's my situation. I'm using a custom Wordpress theme that is perfect for what I was looking for. It's a subcription/membership site that will charge the member a monthly amount and I also have an option for them to purchase a 3 month membership at a discount. Once they fill out all the information, it takes them to a secure page where they can choose to pay through Paypal or through Google Checkout.

That's the good news, now the bad news for me. The way the theme was set up originally, the two options were "Free for 30 days" and a "One-time Payment". So now, whichever membership they choose, it will only charge them once.

I looked at S2Member plug-in and it's not what I'm looking for. I don't want a Paypal "buy now" button. So, my question is, does anyone know of a plug-in that will work? Or, is there a way, once the member goes to the secure Paypal screen, I can set it up to charge every month (unless they cancel) or 4 times a year if they choose the 3-month plan?

Thanks in advance for the answers,

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Old 12th October 2011, 12:32 PM   #2

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If anyone knows Wordpress, this could be an answer to my problem. When I set up a mock membership, it takes me to the payment screen.

The pages it takes me to has the id "page=preview" and "page=paynow". The problem is, in the pages section of Wordpress, there isn't a page that says "preview" or "paynow". I can't find it anywhere.

I did a search and it doesn't exist, but it does because it takes me there for payment info lol.


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Old 6th December 2011, 03:27 PM   #3
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I'm sure this is way too late, but it sounds like you're describing a query string. Does it look something like yoursite.com/index.php?page=pagenow...?

WordPress separates editable content into two categories: Posts and Pages. Posts are blog posts, and pages are essentially static (although still dynamically generated), separate webpages.

Your plugin and its output is separate from the posts/pages functionality (assuming that it is not using custom post types). I know nothing about the plugin, so I can't tell you how it works. But if the plugin configuration doesn't allow you to do what you need to do, you may need to use another plugin or hack your current plugin (which I don't recommend, as plugin updates will revert your changes).

I'd need more info to tell you more, but that at least should help with WordPress stuff in the future. If you have any more WordPress questions, PM me.

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