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Help: Setting up a services payment system in Wordpress

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Klikster, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Klikster

    Klikster Registered Member

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    I have a friend who runs a photography website/blog and he's decided to offer a photo retouching service, he's come to me as web related stuff isn't really his forte and I offered to help, but I'm trying to figure out the most efficient way to go about it.

    Essentially, he wants to charge $20 per retouch, and he says limiting submissions to one at a time is fine.

    Here's the method I came up with, keep in mind I don't really work with this stuff a lot (I'm a front-end web designer, not a coder.)

    1. Have retouching splash page with link to paypal gateway
    2. Visitor goes to gateway, pays $20
    3. Gateway takes user to wordpress form submission page and asks to enter: Name, Email, PayPal Transaction ID & Upload Photo (was going to use contact form 7 for this)

    Then my friend can check his email and verify the transaction ID with paypal.

    I'm not sure if this method is good or not, but I'm interested in seeing if anyone has a better solution (or knows of a plugin, haha.)

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. GlobalP

    GlobalP Regular Member

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    You can make a custom payment thing in the merchant section of paypal that has text fields for them to fill out the required info. That way the fill the info out and pay at the same time. No need for a redirect.

    Cheers,
    GlobalP
     
  3. GlobalP

    GlobalP Regular Member

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    1. Merchant services

    2. buy now button

    3. customize with text fields and what not.

    4. take html code and plug it in
     
  4. Klikster

    Klikster Registered Member

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    I also need them to be able to upload an image for him to retouch though.

    I can literally plug in HTML? How does this work? In an iFrame? Again, I need an upload file field. But I'm definitely going to try this when I sit down with him tomorrow. Thanks!
     
  5. berthfield

    berthfield Newbie

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    There is a paid plugin (WP estore) that could probably be used for this. having the picture uploaded however I am not sure about. He could have them email it or probably upload it to a image host and send him the link.
     
  6. jerzydawg

    jerzydawg Supreme Member

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    Add me on Skype: jerzydawg101

    I'll be able to help you out $$$.
     
  7. Klikster

    Klikster Registered Member

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    Can't seem to find it, sorry!
    Not looking to pay for any help, sorry. :(