February 14, 2010 at 12:15 pm #795oakhemMember
I keep getting this email from PayPal. What does it mean?
Please check your server that handles PayPal Instant Payment Notifications (IPN). IPNs sent to the following URL(s) are failing:
If you do not recognize this URL, you may be using a service provider that is using IPN on your behalf. Please contact your service provider with the above information. If this problem continues, IPNs may be disabled for your account.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this issue.
PayPalFebruary 14, 2010 at 10:42 pm #18012amin007Participant
Nope, you are not being hacked. The WP eStore plugin uses PayPal’s IPN (Instant Payment Notification) feature.
Basically, PayPal is trying to send the payment notification to the plugin after a payment but your server is rejecting it. Why? I don’t know why your server is blocking PayPal IPN (it’s a standard PayPal feature that most ecommerce system uses). Please contact your web host to see what they say.February 15, 2010 at 4:01 am #18013awdesignMember
It may have nothing to do with the hosting. I started receiving the same message for a site using a different script that has worked with the same URL setting in the IPN for 4 years. For some time it was also possible to leave the PayPal IPN URL field empty, however, PayPal has made some changes to their system so you need to check that the correct link is placed into the field. Also check with plugin authors that their script works with the new PayPal configuration requirements.
FYI – recent test of the full package install (theme, eAffiliate, eStore and eMember) works fine with PayPal so far!February 15, 2010 at 5:19 am #18014amin007Participant
Good to hear that it’s working. I am not sure what the status of your PayPal profile is but by default the plugin has been developed to work with the default settings of PayPal profile. The following URL should explain more:November 9, 2011 at 6:06 pm #18015
Out of interest, seeing the error/url at the top of this post;
Would the correct return url be, in Paypal Website Payment Preferences, for instance:
Auto Return: On
Payment Data Transfer: On
I am interested.
I already read that the plugin will OVERRIDE the Paypal Return URL, but as neat guy. and as I remember setting this up a few years ago on another cart; I am wondering what is the ‘proper’ Return url? There has to be one, no?November 9, 2011 at 6:49 pm #18016wzpModerator
I’d recommend using your home page as the profile URL. That way, if there’s a PayPal “misfire,” the plugin won’t waste its time.November 10, 2011 at 4:26 pm #18017
Are you sure about that?
I followed the tutorial on setting up the “Thank You” page, and apparently the return URL should read something like the following:
https://themagneticlouis.com/thank-you That is is Paypal.com > Website Payment Preferences > Auto Return for Website Payments > On. Payment Data Transfer (optional) = On.
Am I confused? (very possible)November 10, 2011 at 8:45 pm #18018wzpModerator
I think we are confusing the thank you page setting in eStore, with the PayPal profile IPN setting. my last response was for the PayPal profile IPN setting; because eStore tells PayPal what URL to use for the IPN.November 11, 2011 at 12:58 am #18019
Ah! Mine was about the “Thank You” page lol
I am actually deciding, wether I am going to use the Auto Return feature and PDT at all, because after careful considerations; NOT displaying downloading links on the thank you page might help preventing unauthorised Paypal access and/or related issues.
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