Video: PayPal Setup for Event Payments with RSVPMaker

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This tutorial shows how to integrate PayPal with RSVPMaker so you can collect a fee for admission or other fees associated with an event.

The PayPal configuration seems to be the part of RSVPMaker setup people have the most trouble with, and the directions are a little tricky. I hope this will help.

Because there’s money involved, I’ve tried to be careful to make this as secure as I know how, following the guidelines from PayPal. That’s the reason I make you jump through a few extra hoops, creating a file in a secure location on the server to contain the PayPal parameters, rather than simply providing a configuration screen in WordPress. You don’t want someone using the API access to get into your PayPal account (and potentially your bank account), so it’s worth taking a little more time to do it right.

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  1. Please help! I cannot get the paypal config file to be found, no matter what I put in.

    I have uploaded a fake pp file to a directory off the root, called 1testfile. Filezilla doesn’t give me the whole path, like you’re showing, so I used the path given in rsvpmaker (the “On your system, the base web directory is: /var/chroot/home/content/28/11067328/html” statement). So I entered the whole path in the parenthesis and /1testfile/fakeppfilename.php. I’m still getting file not found. What am I doing wrong?

    1. If you can upload your file into the directory above the one where your wordpress files are installed, then you should be able to reference it as /var/chroot/home/content/28/11067328/paypalfilename.php where the web root directory is /var/chroot/home/content/28/11067328/html

      If your web host won’t allow you to put files in the parent directory of html, you could also tuck the file into some other location, like /var/chroot/home/content/28/11067328/html/obscuredirectory/

  2. Hi This plugin is great, but what if we do not want to use Paypal? we only want guests to RSVP showing the cost of tickets and let them mail the check instead. I cannot see the option to add pricing for Adult, child ticket. thx for ur help.

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