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    PatF's Avatar
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    PayPal button

    I am trying to place a PayPal button in a web page to collect payments. PayPal creates the HTML for me to paste into my page

    If I preview the page (Dreamweaver) in FireFox (V2.0.0.12) or IE (V7) It works fine. When I upload it to my web space it works in FireFox but IE usually takes me to a PayPal "click here to retry" page. I have tried recreating the button and also hosting the page on Geocities and the effect is the same

    I do not want to post the URL and have removed the URL and Email details from the code, which is as follows:

    <form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
    <input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_xclick">
    <input type="hidden" name="business" value="EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED">
    <input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="Dream Scene Subscription">
    <input type="hidden" name="amount" value="5.00">
    <input type="hidden" name="no_shipping" value="0">
    <input type="hidden" name="return" value="RETURN ADDRESS REMOVED">
    <input type="hidden" name="cancel_return" value="CANCEL ADDRESS REMOVED">
    <input type="hidden" name="no_note" value="1">
    <input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="GBP">
    <input type="hidden" name="lc" value="GB">
    <input type="hidden" name="bn" value="PP-BuyNowBF">
    <input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_paynow_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!">
    <img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1">

    Others (presumeably using IE) tell me that they are getting the same effect

    If anyone can tell me why this is happening it would be much appreciated



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    Re: PayPal button

    If you are trying to set this up on a free web hosting account such as Geocities, I can tell you right now that you probably won't be able to do it. I'm not familiar with the technical aspects of setting up a PayPal payment system on a website since I've never done it myself, but from the looks of the HTML you posted, at the very least you need to have access to a CGI bin. Compare PayPal's server requirements to what your web host offers. You may have to use another web host to set this up.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: PayPal button

    It could be an error in one hidden field. In my case, the PayPal button is created by the shopping cart - comersus - so I dont worry about hidden fields and syntax.

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