Sorry folks – I’m sure it’s difficult to solve all the issues what with all the different server configurations and the like, but I came here in search of an answer to my own issue with the IPN seemingly not functioning. I see the Thanks page I created but no download links. Only the short code. So while I’m waiting for helpful forum replies I’m poking around.
So here’s the deal. On page one I see the following advice:
If you want to display the product downloads on a “Thank You” page explained here:
Then you need to make sure you have enabled PDT in your PayPal profile. This means you will have to change the value of the following two items from the “Website Payment Preferences” settings:
Auto return: On
Payment Data Transfer: On
Now I’m taking that to advise that “On” is the way to do it, no?
So the last comment is from Ivy and advises:
When “Auto Redirect” is turned on PayPal does not post the data needed by the eStore to display the links on the “Post Payment/Thank You Page”. PayPal only sends this information when the “Return to Merchant button or link is clicked. Remember the eStore will never display or send out the links if the sale can not be fully verified.
This seems to contradict with the earlier advice.
Obviously I’m very confused