This is a MercadoPago Checkout API and IPN 2.0 implementation for VirtueMart 2 and automatic currency exchange convertion at checkout time (needs currency exchange rate plugin installed, go here to view available plugins http://www.mgscreativa.com/contenidos/VirtueMart-Currency-Plugins/Ver-categoria.html)
Currently MercadoPago Checkout API and IPN 2.0 supported countries:
1_ Make shure you have latest VirtueMart version, tested with VM 2.0.2 - Check latest version
2_ Install it using joomla installer
3_Publish plugin in joomla plugin manager
4_Create and configure payment method in VirtueMart (Components->VirtueMart->Payment Methods->New)
5_Set Payment Name as you like
6_Set Published to Yes
7_Set Payment Method to VMPayment - Mercadopago Payment Plugin With IPN 2.0 And Checkout API
9_Click Configuration tab
10_Set configuration as you like
11_Get Client ID and Client Secret from mercadopago (Option 'Obtener mis credenciales'). Click Here
To be able to use the IPN functionality, you need to configure the notificacion URL in mercadopago, to do so, follow this simple steps:
*Check if your Joomla installation is in the web root of your domain or in a subfolder
*Check if you are using Joomla 1.5 or Joomla 2.5
*If you have Joomla 1.5 in root folder, your URL may be http://www.yoursite.com/plugins/vmpayment/mercadopago20_ipn_notification.php
*If you have Joomla 1.5 in sub folder, your URL may be http://www.yoursite.com/your_joomla_subfolder/plugins/vmpayment/mercadopago20_ipn_notification.php
*If you have Joomla 2.5 in root folder, your URL may be http://www.yoursite.com/plugins/vmpayment/mercadopago20/mercadopago20_ipn_notification.php
*If you have Joomla 2.5 in sub folder, your URL may be http://www.yoursite.com/your_joomla_subfolder/plugins/vmpayment/mercadopago20/mercadopago20_ipn_notification.php
After you have determined wich is your correct notificacion URL, Go to MercadoPago to configure your notificacion URL.
Implemented MercadoPago SDK for better performance.
Fixed a bug with the IPN when enabling sandbox mode.
Fixed a bug when returning from plugin functions.
Better SSL connection handling and error reporting routines.
The plugin now stores important MP transaction data to identify possibble transaction issues
Implemented Joomla Updater to notify new plugin releases (purchase required, only available for joomla 2.5 and up)
Fixed an issue with new versions of OpenSSL, preventing MercadoPago API SSL connection
Added a preventive error message at checkout if your server has issues to contact
The support is excellent and efficient. When I had problems with a new version of OpenSSL instaled in my server, the developer helped to solve the problem and even released an update promptly.