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Paypal button does not work

Lexzorro okay I have a problem and I have searched high and low but still cannot find a answer to this. I build a Ebook with activ ebook everything went well. I checked the links and buttons they all worked. Then I decide to have the paypal buy now button open up in a new window which activ gives you that option. But now the button does not work it goes straight to paypals home page instead of going to the payment page I really gave up looking hopefully one person of this community will help me.  Thank You.

Posted on: 6:49 pm on December 14, 2005
Storyman Hi Lexzorro,

There is something incorrect with the Payment Page URL code that links to the page. When PayPal cannot find a Payment Page it will default to the home page.

To demonstate the below link goes to a non-existent page. Click on it and you'll see that it goes to PayPal's home page.


Posted on: 8:36 pm on December 14, 2005
Lexzorro Hi Storyman, thank you for the quick response.

The url is:

<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">.  (the paypal button is encryted)

Also I have tried the non encrypted button and got the same results.

now if I dont use the auto open internet link in new window the button works perfect but if I click  auto open internet link in new window and click on the same button it does not go to my payment page. I know is something im not doing right but I cant figure it out. The only reason why this is important is because when you use the auto open intenet link it opens up in a browser were the buyer could see at what website they are. which makes a difference in revenue because alot of buyers will be against making payment tru paypal when the payment page is open inside the ebook. I don't know maybe im wrong.

Posted on: 9:38 pm on December 14, 2005
Storyman Hi Lexzorro,

I'm not sure why it is working in one case and not another.

Have you considered using Microcreations APS? You might find it helpful.

Posted on: 12:21 am on December 15, 2005

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