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#1 geggart

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 06:42 AM

New Old programmer here... that needs some advice from the "young bucks" whom know how this new technology works ;-)
(He says casually as he pushes away his Fortran & PL/1 manuals.....)

I am creating my first implementation of Trumba Calendars and all is going very well. The site I am doing is in Joomla with calendars featured at the local, state, and country level. Anyone whom visits the site and joins for $15.00 / yr can create a calendar entry. I've successfully added a "featured event" list and they can pick to spotlight it at the Local level (extra $20) A locals in a state ($30) or site wide for $40.

Thingy I'm getting stuck on is how I can add a button to the event submission that would require them to pay for it using paypal.

Any help from the experts would be greatly appreciated.

-Gerry from the "Senior Center" in St Clair Shores!

#2 Steve A

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 12:42 PM

Hi Gerry,
We currently do not have a way to collect payment for a featured event listing. I have worked with a few clients who are doing something very similar and what they do is require the submitters to become a member before they can post events. As an example, if you go to this site: http://www.weecalendar.com/ select the icon to the far right that states Add Your Events. This will take you to a page with additional information on how to register for this site to be able to submit events. This would require some development work on your side to get this to work. ;) Here is another site that is using an event submission form that requires payment in advance: http://www.fox11onli...ar_Submit_Event

Another idea for you would be create a required custom field (that is unpublished) but is visible on the event submission form. You can provide details on the Event Submission Form or on the page that controls the spud with instructions on how to pay for the listing that directs that person to PayPal for example. Once they pay for the listing on PayPal, if they get a confirmation code, your custom field could be where they enter in that confirmation code. When they submit the event, you as the approver can verify that code to ensure that they have paid for the listing and if so, you can approve the event. If it is not a valid code you can reject the submission.

I hope this gives you a few more ideas! Please let me know if you have any additional questions!
Thanks,
Steve




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