Paypal IPN Digital Downloads using Linklok
How to Sell Downloadable Products with Paypal IPN
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.
I’m not going to explain how to write your own IPN code from scratch. It’s just too difficult. Commercially available scripts have mostly been around long enough to iron out the bugs, to add on new features and create spin off scripts that do other related tasks. They also have established support systems to help with any problems you might encounter.
The one I recommend is Linklok from Vibralogix. (This is an affiliate link so I gain financially if you purchase after following this link)
Vibralogix provide an excellent user guide and there is plenty of help available on their support site but despite this I found it all a bit overwhelming so hopefully you will find my Linklok video tutorials helpful. They cover all the other things you need to do as well such as setting up your Paypal account, creating Paypal Buy Now buttons and so on.
This first tutorial covers the basics. The next ones will be more advanced. e.g. using a database to store products and log orders, high security, generating serial numbers, invoices, product specific emails, complex products and so on.
Tutorial #1: How to Sell Downloadable Products with Paypal IPN
Tutorial #2: How to Customise the Download Page