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PayPal Payments Standard

This gateway lets your users pay for points using credit cards or their PayPal account. This gateway only supports the PayPal Payments Standard API. All other PayPal payment options are not supported by this gateway.

This gateway uses cURL to verify incoming IPN calls from PayPal. If cURL is disabled on your server, IPN calls will cause a fatal error that will prevent points from being paid out! If you are receiving emails from PayPal informing you that IPN calls are not working on your server, this could be the cause!

Setup Guide

  1. Go to the myCred > Payment Gateways page in your admin area.
  2. Click on “PayPal Payments Standard” in the list to view your settings.
  3. Select to enable the payment gateway.
  4. Select the currency to use with this gateway.
  5. Enter your PayPal Account Email.
  6. Change “Item Name” to what you want buyers to see when they pay. You can use the %number% template tag to show the amount of points a user will buy and this field also supports general template tags. Note that this field can not be empty!
  7. Set an exchange rate between your points and the currency you selected. By default this will be 1:1.
  8. Save.