Paypal IPN Tutorials
This paypal ipn tutorial explains how to use Paypals IPN system with a simple single item purchase. Instant Payment Notification allows you to integrate your PayPal payments with your website’s back-end operations, so you get immediate notification and authentication of the PayPal payments you receive. The main use of IPN is where your website needs to know immediately that payment has been made. For example you might have sold something that you will then make available for the user to download.
There is a lot of information on the Paypal website which is worth looking at but the following paypal ipn example will show you in detail a real world example of how to use it.
The top 12 really useful Paypal IPN web pages as selected by Designer Tuts. The Paypal website itself is obviously one of the best but we have dug down to find the most useful of their vast collection for those of us wanting to just concentrate on Paypal IPN. We also have a good collection of articles, tutorials and code snippets by some of the top IPN sites around. Have a look at @merseyinternet/paypalipn on Twitter for a list of Paypal IPN experts
Note: Paypal has redesigned its layout recently so my videos are now not quite right. Sorry!
I’ve been experimenting with Paypal IPN for some time now and I’ve had in the back of my mind that I wanted to put all the different Paypal tutorials I’d written together into one big explanation of what you need to do to sell downloadable products. When I tried this I realised there is just too much information for one tutorial.
So I’ve created a series. And despite my frog like voice I have decided to give video tutorials a go.
This tutorial explains in some detail what you can do to get the most from a Paypal Buy Now button. There are many options available to you and I include example code where possible. Paypal has some really good documentation on the subject so I have also included links to their site.
This is the second in our short series of tutorials about the Paypal Buy Now button. It covers some of the extra options that are available such as
Postal Address options
Thank You page
This is the first and simplest of a mini series of tutorials on the Paypal Buy Now button. If you want a really simple “Buy Now” button on your website, then this is how to do it.
Instant Payment Notification is better known as Paypal IPN and is Paypal’s interface for handling real time confirmation of purchases.
A typical use for IPN is where you want a customer to pay for a software download but there can be more to it than that and the IPN interface provides a wealth of options some of which I will go through in this article.