[Pro] Trouble with PayPal button!

Please help! I have spent many hours on this today - trying desperately to get the PayPal button to work properly on the page. It is only one button. All the links within the PayPal button are correctly configured to the correct pages, i.e. cancelled order page and successful page. However, when clicking on the PayPal button it goes to my search page - not to PayPal.
Any suggestions - this is driving me crazy…

http://www.schooldaysmagazine.com/AWARDS%20AND%20RECOGNITION/recognitionvsmer.html


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I haven’t clicked the link, and already I can see what might be at issue. You have spaces in your URL (that’s what the %20 means). Get rid of those for a start. Then, make sure that the URL you have applied to your button begins with https:// or http:// (not sure which one PayPal requires for their buttons) so it is a fully-qualified URL. If you click a link that doesn’t begin with the protocol, the browser fills in the current URL as context, so you may be ending up with a URL that goes like this:

http://schooldaysmagazine.com/more/local/url/here/www.paypal.com/button/path/here

Walter

On Feb 25, 2014, at 6:15 AM, Elizabeth wrote:

Please help! I have spent many hours on this today - trying desperately to get the PayPal button to work properly on the page. It is only one button. All the links within the PayPal button are correctly configured to the correct pages, i.e. cancelled order page and successful page. However, when clicking on the PayPal button it goes to my search page - not to PayPal.
Any suggestions - this is driving me crazy…

http://www.schooldaysmagazine.com/AWARDS%20AND%20RECOGNITION/recognitionvsmer.html


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Thanks Walter,

I don’t know what you mean by “spaces”, I don’t deliberately put any spaces in. That’s the URL I get from that page - not a URL that I have created, so how do you get rid of the 20% etc?
Regarding the https - I have not had an https before and yet had PayPal on the site. It works perfectly well on another site that I have that’s not made in Freeway and is not https. ??

Elizabeth

On 26 Feb 2014, at 12:55 am, Walter Lee Davis email@hidden wrote:

I haven’t clicked the link, and already I can see what might be at issue. You have spaces in your URL (that’s what the %20 means). Get rid of those for a start. Then, make sure that the URL you have applied to your button begins with https:// or http:// (not sure which one PayPal requires for their buttons) so it is a fully-qualified URL. If you click a link that doesn’t begin with the protocol, the browser fills in the current URL as context, so you may be ending up with a URL that goes like this:

http://schooldaysmagazine.com/more/local/url/here/www.paypal.com/button/path/here

Walter

On Feb 25, 2014, at 6:15 AM, Elizabeth wrote:

Please help! I have spent many hours on this today - trying desperately to get the PayPal button to work properly on the page. It is only one button. All the links within the PayPal button are correctly configured to the correct pages, i.e. cancelled order page and successful page. However, when clicking on the PayPal button it goes to my search page - not to PayPal.
Any suggestions - this is driving me crazy…

http://www.schooldaysmagazine.com/AWARDS%20AND%20RECOGNITION/recognitionvsmer.html


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What Walter is referring to is the fact that you must have a subfolder called AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

It should be named without spaces ie awards-and-recognition

Also tha PayPal link should start http://www and not just www.

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Ahh, thanks for the explanation David, I have changed all the subfolders now, none have spaces - all these years and I didn’t know this!

I checked the link in HTML markup does start https://www.paypal………

Still not working….

Elizabeth

On 26 Feb 2014, at 8:14 am, DeltaDave email@hidden wrote:

What Walter is referring to is the fact that you must have a subfolder called AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

It should be named without spaces ie awards-and-recognition

Also tha PayPal link should start http://www and not just www.

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Online example?

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Sorry, here it is:
http://www.schooldaysmagazine.com/AWARDS-AND-RECOGNITION/recognitionvsmer.html

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Online example?

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I did find it by adding the hyphens!

The issue is that the Search action is capturing the PP button submission.

Not sure what code you have in the PP Button but the first thing I would try is to remove the site search action from that page.

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And if that works and you want to put Simple Site Search back on there then have a look at http://freewaytalk.net/thread/view/142411#m_142411

There’s an Action for that!

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The code I have in the HTML mark up is as given by PP.

But, thank you, thank you, thank you - removing site search made it work!

I appreciate your help enormously.

Now I can get on with fixing the visual aspects of the page.

Elizabeth

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I did find it by adding the hyphens!

The issue is that the Search action is capturing the PP button submission.

Not sure what code you have in the PP Button but the first thing I would try is to remove the site search action from that page.

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The issue is that when you have the normal Search action on the page, it takes over any forms it finds on the page and overwrites them to point to the search results page. The Action I wrote fixes this by changing the way the search form works so it doesn’t need to do that.

Walter

On Feb 25, 2014, at 5:54 PM, Elizabeth wrote:

Sorry, here it is:
http://www.schooldaysmagazine.com/AWARDS-AND-RECOGNITION/recognitionvsmer.html

On 26 Feb 2014, at 9:49 am, DeltaDave email@hidden wrote:

Online example?

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Thanks Walter!

I might use that Action.

Elizabeth

On 26 Feb 2014, at 10:25 am, Walter Lee Davis email@hidden wrote:

The issue is that when you have the normal Search action on the page, it takes over any forms it finds on the page and overwrites them to point to the search results page. The Action I wrote fixes this by changing the way the search form works so it doesn’t need to do that.

Walter

On Feb 25, 2014, at 5:54 PM, Elizabeth wrote:

Sorry, here it is:
http://www.schooldaysmagazine.com/AWARDS-AND-RECOGNITION/recognitionvsmer.html

On 26 Feb 2014, at 9:49 am, DeltaDave email@hidden wrote:

Online example?

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