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e-Commerce, Donations

The FreePayPal Donation software is a one-stop shop for automatically handling user donations (it can also track subscriptions) using PayPal's IPN (Instant Payment Notification) software. Features: automatically track donations, automatically generate user-defined dynamic tables, displays a highly-configurable flashplayer animated donation thermometer. Other functions: top donors, recent donors, donation list, all functions are user-configurable and can appear as a component or module.

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Very buggy


Posted on 30 July 2014

There are many backend and front end bugs, most of the modules don't even show up.


This is great


Posted on 17 October 2013

I installed this on J 2.5.14 and it had problems out of the box. The thermometer wouldnt show up and I got errors. I had to edit the files to get it to work.



When I did get it working it works perfectly and is a fantastic plugin for Joomla and does everything I need and more. Very configurable too.


Awesome and Free


Posted on 06 June 2013

I'm not sure why it says it's version 2.0 but it's actually 2.0.1 on the download site. We needed something for a club to collect membership dues and this was perfect. Since we collect dues once a year, we were able to set it up to automatically bill members 1x year. The payment module is easy to use, and I had zero issues setting this up. You can even redirect it to your own thank you page or the one built in (that you can also customize). Great component! Keep up the great work.


Not so much


Posted on 26 April 2013

The component itself works fine but none of the modules seem to work. If support exists, I can't find it.


A Useful Extension


Posted on 30 August 2012

This extension is very easy to install and use, and valuable to anyone needing a convenient and simple donation system on their site.



The only limitation I found was that when changing the selected currency the minimum donation remained numerically the same. Consequently, a minimum donation of UK£5 becomes Y5 or $5 when the currency is changed.



Since the purpose of the minimum donation may be to avoid suffering loss due to Paypal charges etc, it seems impossible to set an appropriate minimum amount. It would be better if the amount could be converted when the selected currency is changed.


Thank you


Posted on 05 October 2011

Nice component, very useful and free!

Thank you.


This is potentially a great component. It's supporting extensions work well together and have great utility, but there are simply too many coding errors to be usable on a production site. Many appear to be simple cases of using hte incorrect case. Would well be worth the effort.

Owner's reply: I've gone through much of the code and re-vamped it to generate XHTML 1.0 compliant markup and to be OK for strict PHP 5.3 compatibility. The entire frontend now validates as XHTML 1.0 compliant via w3c.org validation. There is one exception: the flashplayer thermometer is embedded via an OBJECT tag and an EMBED tag. These are not W3C/XHTML standard compliant. Yet, there is no way to embed the dynamic flash thermometer without these tags. Hence, this exception to complete W3C compliance remains.

This seems like a great extension but I uninstalled immediately when it didn't validate with many errors. Standards validation has been around a long time now and is expected that when your site is "green" (validates with the w3c.org) and 1 module throws a bunch of errors it's unacceptable. SimplePayPal keeps doing the trick, but my clients would probably love to see/download their transaction data. Did notice someone brought the issue up on his forums a couple of years ago;( If issue is resolved I will take a look again and re-evaluate and change this rating accordingly.

Owner's reply: I've gone through much of the code and re-vamped it to generate XHTML 1.0 compliant markup and to be OK for strict PHP 5.3 compatibility. The entire frontend now validates as XHTML 1.0 compliant via w3c.org validation. There is one exception: the flashplayer thermometer is embedded via an OBJECT tag and an EMBED tag. These are not W3C/XHTML standard compliant. Yet, there is no way to embed the dynamic flash thermometer without these tags. Hence, this exception to complete W3C compliance remains.

This component and the associated modules were very easy to download and install, and although the mouse-over explanations on the back end could be clearer, it's fairly easy to set up and configure (less than 10 minutes work in total).



Very quick way to set up a donations system using Paypal on your Joomla! site, and the thermometer module is great too.



Had to do a few core hacks to remove punctuation which is unnecessary and to centre the thermometer - would be nice to have this controlled by the back end, but that's just a cosmetic issue really!



Overall, very impressed and will definitely be using on more sites in the future!


errors in IE8


Posted on 04 December 2009

I would give this great component 5 stars but it generates error when mouse over on donate button in frontend. The error is "is not null or not an object" and is generated in IE8 (didnt try other).Whole extension is fully functional the prob is you see error message in left bottom IE corner which is really annoying. The error is even in authors demo page. After author fix those bugs this coponent will be simply the best free paypal donation extension here.

PayPal Donations Lite

Version:
3.0.0
Developer:
Drew Willis
Date added:
Jan 06 2009
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Free download
Uses updater:
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