a) Log in to your Paypal account and click on the “Profile” link in the menu, then on the next page, click “My selling tools.”
b) Under “Getting paid and managing risk” section, click “Update” beside “Instant payment notifications”
c) If IPN is already enabled, you are all set. If IPN is not already enabled, then click on “Choose IPN Settings”
d) On the next screen, in the Notification URL field, enter…
Don’t forget to replace “YourSite.com” with your actual web site’s domain name.
e) Make sure “Receive IPN Messages” is selected.
f) Click on “Save”.
If you’re having weird issues – like members logging in and seeing other people’s profile information, or logging in as a valid user and being told “Sorry, you don’t have access to this content” – then it’s probably because of a “cache” plugin.
Do not use cache plugins on your membership site
DAP now fully works with WP Super Cache (and possibly other cache plugins too).
You just need to make sure that you exclude your member content (including the login page) from being cached.
Follow the steps below to clean up some the junk left behind by cache plugins (regardless of whether you see them in your plugins section, and regardless of whether they are currently active).
1) You wish to disable your cache plugin that is currently enabled
2) You previously had one enabled at some point in the past
3) You don’t believe you ever had a cache plugin enabled in the past
4) You were redirected to this page by the DAP support team because of potential caching-related issues
Now re-test whatever the issue was before, and it would have probably been resolved now.
That should do it.
If the issue still persists, let us know via a support ticket.
As a courtesy to our customers, we offer a free installation service, where we will install DAP on your site for free. And we can do your free installation within 24 hours of your purchase.
However, many people are confused by what “Free Installation” really means. So this article is to give you more details about that.
To give you a real-world example, think of “DAP Installation” similar to “Delivering the boxed TV set to your doorstep”. That’s it!
We won’t take it out of the box, hook it up to your cable box, set up your channels, set up your DVR, hook up your game console, DVD player, Roku box, etc. All of those things fall under “Setup & Configuration”.
So if you want our help setting up your DAP site, then check out our “Membership Site In A Box” package that comes with “Concierge” sessions to help you set it all up.
That’s it. There’s nothing else involved in the free installation that we perform.
Hope this helps clarify what you’re getting as part of your purchase.
Please remember that get get only one free installation, regardless of which license you buy. Additional installations may be purchased at http://DigitalAccessPass.com/buynow.php#installation
If you want us to do it all for you, then check out our “Membership Site In A Box” package that comes with “Concierge” sessions to help you set it all up.
To get your first free installation, click here.
“Login Xpress” is a DAP feature that enables your members to be logged right into your membership site immediately upon completion of their purchase.
This is roughly how it works:
DAP supports this feature with the following payment processors:
If you use any of the payment options above, then you can set up your sales funnel in such a way that buyers are logged in right away immediately after purchase.
DAP integrates with the above processors via some kind of “back-end payment notification” – similar to Paypal’s “IPN” (Instant Payment Notification). Which means the notification between the payment processor and DAP on your site only happens on the “back-end”. Which is why DAP can only deliver the login details to the buyer via an email, and cannot log them in right away (like it can do with “Login Xpress”), because the buyer’s information is available to DAP only when the payment processor sends out the IPN notification behind-the-scenes, so to speak.
So if you’re using the above processors to accept online payments, then what you need to do, is to redirect your buyers to a static “Thank You” page that has a message similar to the one below…
“Thank you for your purchase. In a few minutes, please check your email address used during purchase for your log in details to log in to the members’ area and access the product you just purchased.”
And behind the scenes, DAP would’ve already received the payment notification from the payment processor, and it would’ve created an account for your buyer, given them access to the purchased product, and sent them the “Thank-you Email” for the product(s).
NOTE: If you wish to set up your Paypal IPN URL to be broadcast to multiple sites, you may also consider our IPN Redirect plugin from WickedCoolPlugins.com
Question 1B: If I use “DAP” generated buy-buttons, and I have to set up the “auto-return URL” in Paypal, which is limited to just one URL. How can I use that if I’m selling from multiple web sites and using the same Paypal account?
Answer: You can share same Paypal account between multiple DAP and other non-DAP sites if you use DAP-generated Paypal buttons or Paypal-hosted buttons or a combination of both.
If you use DAP generated Paypal buttons:
DAP sends button-level return value to Paypal. By default, DAP sets the button level return to point to a DAP script on the site where you generated the button ( http://yoursite.com/dap/dap-thankyou.php ). Upon payment, the users are returned to that dap-thankyou.php. And then the dap-thankyou.php script creates the membership account , auto-logs in users to their membership area and redirects users upon login to whatever you have in DAP product-level or DAP global-level login redirect. So the users automatically land at the ‘DAP product-level or DAP global-level login redirect‘ upon successful payment.
If you want the users to be redirected to a different URL upon login, then you can add a redirect tag to dap generated button code:
<input type=”hidden” name=”redirect” value=”http://yoursite.com/thankyou” />
The auto-return needs to be set and pointed to some URL – any URL – otherwise Paypal will not be able to automatically return users back to your website upon payment for non-paypal hosted buttons. DAP does not care what you set it to – but if you do set it, then make sure that all the Paypal buttons you use (DAP-generated or Paypal-hosted) have their own auto-return value.
If you use a DAP-generated Paypal button, you do not have to worry about the auto-return URL, because DAP will set it and send it to Paypal at a button level. But if you use Paypal-hosted buttons, then make sure you set the button level ‘return’ value.
If you do not set the button level return value, then the Paypal profile -> global level auto-return will get used. So if your global auto-return (under Paypal -> Profile -> Website Payment Preferences) is set to some URL on Site B and say you use a Paypal button to sell something on SITE A but that paypal button does not have a return value set, then upon purchase, the users will get returned to the URL on SITE B and that is probably not what you want. so make sure you set the button level return value for paypal-hosted buttons.
I added DAP hosted buttons and did a test purchase. After purchase the user was redirected to the login page and but the user was NOT automatically logged in. The login page states: SUCCESS! Thank you for completing the purchase. Please check your email for further details. Have I setup something incorrect?
What do you see in DAP Payments/Coupons -> Orders page for this transaction ?
Hit the search button in the orders page and it will bring up all orders.
Is the payment status “Pending” or is it “Complete” ?
If it’s pending, it could be why the user is not getting logged in. Click on the transaction Id hyperlink for that order and it will take you to the transactions page… here you can see what Paypal sent in the transaction blob.
See if Paypal sent Payment Status = pending. It yes, it can happen if the buyer didnot confirm their email in paypal.
But if payment status is complete, then do this.
Set DAP setup -> config -> log level to 5
Then go to dap system -> logs and Empty log content
Then rerun the paypal purchase and send us the log snippet.
I see these errors in the dap log.
>> 2011-03-29 10:54:02:dap-thankyou: after fopen
2011-03-29 10:54:02:dap-thankyou.php: paypal communication failed <<
Answer: In dap-thankyou.php script, dap uses fopen to connect to paypal to retrieve purchase details and to auto-login users.
If it is failing, then there is probably a fopen connection issue between your host and paypal.
In dap config -> payment processing -> Set “Use CURL to connect to Paypal” to FOPEN.
If you set it to fopen, the the IPN script (dap-paypal.php) will use FOPEN to talk to Paypal also. Otherwise it will use CURL.
If the dap-paypal.php (backend ipn script) works, the user account will get created successfully in DAP but for auto-login to work, the front-end script (dap-thankyou.php) needs to work. But for front-end dap-thankyou.php script to work, FOPEN needs to work on your server/host.
So to test if FOPEN is working, do this:
Set DAP setup -> config -> log level to 5
Then go to dap system -> logs and Empty log content
Make the backend IPN script also use FOPEN (by setting dap config -> “Use CURL to connect to Paypal” to FOPEN)
Now rerun purchase and see if you notice dap-paypal.php lines in there with fopen communication error in DAP Logs.
If yes, then the problem is that your host is preventing fopen communication with paypal.
If no, then open a ticket with us and we will look into it.
Look for this line in the button code:
<input type=”image” src=”http://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_buynow_LG.gif” border=”0″ name=”submit” alt=”Make payments with PayPal – its fast, free and secure!” />
Replace the “src” tag with the path to your own image file.
Ex – <input type=”image” src=”/dap/images/myimage,gif” border=”0″ name=”submit” alt=”Make payments with PayPal – its fast, free and secure!” />
If you’re using buy button form code, then you can add a redirect tag to dap generated buy button code:
<input type=”hidden” name=”redirect” value=”http://yoursite.com/thankyou” />
If you are using a buy button link, then add the text below at the end of your link.
While DAP already supports a large number of shopping cart systems and payment providers, if you wish to integrate DAP with one that we don’t support yet, then you can custom create DAP integration for any 3rd party shopping cart providers that support Instant Payment Notification (IPN) via HTTP POST to 3rd party scripts.
NOTE: While you’re welcome to use the documentation below and develop your own custom integration with any payment processor that supports IPN, during development if you need our support, then we charge an hourly fee if you want help with your code.
Instant Payment Notification (IPN) is basically a message service provided by a shopping cart service or payment processor, that enables them to notify third-party systems like DAP about events related to Payment transactions. You can use it to automate membership sign-ups and cancellations, and extend membership access (for recurring products).
Paypal pioneered the concept of IPN, and different systems may have a different name for it (for eg., ClickBank calls it “INS – Instant Notification Service”). But they all essentially mean the same.
So, using IPN, the cart/processor notifies DAP when a payment-related event occurs. Typically, these events represent various kinds of payments. The notification includes info about the buyer’s email id, product name purchased, product price, payment status etc.
And you can use the DAP IPN Generator script below to generate a PHP script that can receive (and understand) the IPN notification from your cart/processor.
DAP provides the ability to generate an IPN Script/handler for any 3rd party shopping cart that support IPN. Once the script is generated, upload it to the dap folder on your site and update the shopping cart IPN URL settings with the URL to this script.
1) Go to DAP Admin > Setup > Generate IPN Script
2. Fill in the boxes with the exact TAG NAME / FIELD NAME that your shopping cart sends for each of the fields listed there.
Say that in the IPN notification, your shopping cart sends the product name in the tag/field called item_name. Then you need to enter item_name in the product name text box.
The transaction type indicator tells DAP what type of transaction it is… whether it’s an add-to-cart or buy now or subscription type of transaction. The tag name itself goes into the Transaction Type text box but the actual value for each type (buynow, cart, subscription) goes into the text boxes that say BUY NOW, Subscription, AddToCart.
In the text box in the picture above, the value of ‘Sale’ is an example value that a shopping cart might send to identify a ‘buy now’ transaction/button. Check your shopping cart’s IPN documentation and make sure you fill in the right values in each of the text boxes in the dap generate ipn page.
3. After filling up all the text boxes, hit the ‘Generate IPN’ button. It will open a small window with the actual dap IPN script.
Copy the whole script and put it in a file and lets say you call this file – dap-IPN-script.php.
Upload this file to the dap folder on your site.
4. Go back to Generate IPN Page in your DAP admin panel.
Now click on the ‘Test IPN Script’ button at the bottom. It will bring up a form where you can fill in actual values (you can give this form to your shopping cart provider so they know what fieldnames/tags to send to dap ipn handler/script). In the IPN URL text box, put in the full URL of the IPN Script you generated in step 3 (for ex – http://yoursite.com/dap/dap-IPN-script.php).
Run the test. It will simulate a real purchase transaction by a buyer and show you how DAP automatically manages the creation of membership account upon successful purchase.
DAP’s built-in affiliate module makes every one of your members an affiliate by default.
You can have 1-tier or 2-tiers of commissions. Up to you.
If a user has an account in DAP (on your site), it means they have a User Id in the system, which means they are also instant and automatic affiliates – regardless of whether you actually choose to show them their affiliate link or not, regardless of whether you have set up commissions for products or not.
Now obviously, if you have not setup commissions for your Products, and are not showing them the affiliate details page, maybe because you’re not using DAP as your affiliate program manager, then of course they won’t get to see their affiliate link, which means they won’t be promoting your DAP affiliate link.
If you want to show them their affiliate link and other affiliate stats, then you simply need to create a “Affiliate Info” page (merge tags available).
If your site is YourSite.com , and if your member’s user id is 123, then their default affiliate link is:
So basically, their user id (123) is also their affiliate id.
If you’re the DAP Admin, then your user id is probably 1. In which case, your own affiliate id for your site would then be:
If your affiliate (say, id #123) wishes to link to a specific page on your site, then this is what the link would look like:
Which is the same as…
Both of them will set the affiliate cookie for affiliate id #123, and then redirect the visitor to the landing page URL custom-landing-page, which is basically the same as http://YourSite.com/custom-landing-page
Once an affiliate is “tied” to a member’s account, that association is forever. And the member now forever belongs to this affiliate. So any future purchases made by this same member (using same account) will always result in commissions being credited to the same original affiliate, regardless of which other affiliate’s id they click on before making a purchase. See example below.
>> 1. I want to have an Add to cart button for each product. I have a PayPal business account that I want to use. I want to have DAP host the add to cart buttons. Where do I put my paypal info in at? < <
See – http://www.digitalaccesspass.com/doc/integrate-dap-generated-buttons-with-paypal/
>> 2. Also it would be nice to be able to set up an OTO/up sale for each product. The OTO will be the same for every product. < <
Add a redirect tag as shown below to the button code generated by dap.
Say the OTO page is http://yoursite.com/otopage, then add the following redirect tag to your button code that you generate in DAP:
(Note: replace yoursite.com above with the name of your site. )
>> 3. After the customer makes the purchase I want them added to my Aweber auto responder. < <
Please see: http://www.digitalaccesspass.com/doc/aweber-integration/ For paid products, always integrate DAP -> Aweber.
For free products, you can use either aweber webform -> DAP OR DAP direct signup form -> aweber.
If you want to use aweber -> DAP, use http://www.digitalaccesspass.com/doc/use-aweber-webform-to-signup/
If you want to use DAP -> AWeber, use http://www.digitalaccesspass.com/doc/aweber-integration/
To create a DAP free/direct signup form, use this –
>> 4. People sign-up with their email through an Aweber sign-up form. At the end of a few dripped emails using Aweber they can buy a low-priced product. Whats the best way to set this up ? <<
Create a free product in DAP.
Use Aweber webform -> DAP to integrate aweber free list to DAP free product.
When the users signup using the aweber free form, they will also be signed up in DAP.
Encourage these users to update their paypal email address in their DAP userprofile after they become member that way when they become paid members (applies to payment via Paypal only), DAP will add the paid product under the same user account under which they had free product.
See – http://www.digitalaccesspass.com/doc/use-aweber-webform-to-signup/
Create the paid product in DAP.
Integrate DAP with the payment processor so when they purchase the product, DAP will be notified and the user account will be created in DAP.
Update the 3rd party notification field in DAP products page to notify the paid aweber list.
Add product chaining rule in DAP to remove access from free product when the user gets access to the paid product.
Add rule in aWeber to automatically remove user from free list when they get added to paid list.
When the user makes purchase, DAP will add the new product to their existing account, remove free product from their account, add them to the new aweber list and aweber will remove them from the free list.
>> 5. There are two subscription products: Monthly ($10, recurring) and Annual ($100, Recurring). A subscriber tries Monthly for two month and then decides to “upgrade” to an Annual subscription, which is cheaper in the long-run. Is there a way to automate this for the subscriber’s choice?
Create 2 products in dap – monthly subscription and annual subscription product
The recurring settings for monthly will be as shown below:
The recurring settings for annual will be as shown below:
Setup product chaining rule in dap to automatically remove user’s access to monthly product if they subscribe to annual.
1) user purchases monthly product
They will get 30 days access initially. When the next payment comes in at the end of the month, dap will extend access by another 30 days.
2) now after the user purchases monthly product, they want to upgrade to annual payment option.
They will click on the buy button to complete purchasing the annual subscription.
DAP will now give them access to the annual product with a start date of current date and end date of 365 days from today.
The product chaining rule will trigger and dap will remove this user’s access to monthly product. So now in manage users page, you will see the user is tied to annual product and not the monthly product.
You do need to take some manual action in this scenario. You will have to login to the payment gateway (authnet or paypal) and remove the users old subscription to monthly). DAP will not automatically remove user’s monthly subscription profile in the payment gateway.
>>6. How do i make sure the email drip feed via DAP autoresponders are working?
Add a new user via DAP admin panel
Wait for the top of the hour for cron to run
Then check the user’s email box at the top of the hour to see if the day-1 drip emails went out.
If the user is on say day 2 of membership… then they will receive the day 2 drip emails at midnight (server time) because when the cron runs for the first time for that day (at midnight), it will pick up all users that are on day 2 of their membership and send out day 2 emails.
>> 7. All of the products are in one file called DLmmmDL. All files in this folder are zipped. The file is located where dap was installed. I want this file and the files in it protected. < <
If you have a wordpress site, ideally you should upload the files that you want to protect under /wp-content/uploads folder. You can create a subfolder under uploads and upload the files there. DAP looks under /wp-content/uploads folder by default for file protection. After uploading files under /wp-content/uploads, go back to dap products page and protect the full URL of each zip file. See – http://www.digitalaccesspass.com/doc/protecting-regular-site-files/ >> 5. I want an affiliate section to where people can sign up and sell my products. I dont see where to create a link in my footer that says affiliates. < < You can update the theme footer to include the hyperlink of your affiliate signup page. See – http://www.digitalaccesspass.com/doc/instant-affiliates/ >> 6. Of course it needs to send an email to the customer once they pay so they can download their products. <<
See – http://www.digitalaccesspass.com/doc/troubleshooting-welcome-email-delivery/
DAP supports 3 different types of Paypal Integration.
1) Paypal Hosted Buttons
2) DAP Generated Buttons For Paypal
3) DAP Shopping Cart with Upsells
Let’s get into more details about each one of them.[s3mv]DAP-Paypal-Integration-Overview.mp4,640,350,false,false[/s3mv]
You generate the button within your Paypal account.
Click Here to find instructions to integrate DAP and Paypal Hosted Buttons.
If the integration is not working, Click Here to find troubleshooting instructions.
Note: you only need to set the following config items for Paypal hosted buttons.
a) If you want to use Paypal Sandbox for testing, then set the following to “Y”.
DAP Setup -> Config -> Paypal -> Use Paypal Sandbox: For initial testing only
If you want to connect to your Paypal live account, then set it to “No”.
b) If your site has trouble connecting to Paypal via CURL and you see this error in DAP orders page => Check Product and Price(Reprocessible), then update the config below to FOPEN.
DAP Setup -> Config -> Paypal -> 4) Paypal Communication Protocol: How DAP connects to and communicates with Paypal on the back-end.
The following config items are NOT needed if you use the Paypal hosted buttons.
Paypal API Username – Only needed if you use the DAP upsell tree plugins for Paypal Payments Pro or Paypal Standard.
Paypal API Password – Only needed if you use the DAP upsell tree plugins for Paypal Payments Pro or Paypal Standard.
Paypal API Signature – Only needed if you use the DAP upsell tree plugins for Paypal Payments Pro or Paypal Standard.
Paypal API Endpoint – Only needed if you use the DAP upsell tree plugins for Paypal Payments Pro or Paypal Standard.
Paypal Business Email ID – Only needed if you use the DAP generated button for Paypal (DAP Payments/Coupons -> Generate paypal button)
Merchant Payment Gateway API Login ID: Only needed if you use e-junkie or the DAP upsell tree plugin for Authorize.net
Merchant Payment Gateway Transaction Key: Only needed if you use e-junkie or the DAP upsell tree plugin for Authorize.net
The following fields in the DAP Products page ONLY need to be set if you use DAP upsell tree plugin or the DAP generated button for Paypal.
Recurring Count, Trial Amount and Product Price
If you are using regular paypal button, you can leave these empty. Even if these are not-empty, DAP will not use it for regular paypal hosted buttons.
With DAP 4.0, we have added support for DAP generated buttons for Paypal. You no longer have to generate buttons within Paypal.
You can generate the button for Paypal from within your DAP Admin Panel -> Payment Processing -> Generate Paypal Button page.
Click Here to find instructions to integrate the DAP generated button with Paypal.
1) Paypal Standard Upsell Tree Plugin
2) Paypal Payments Pro Upsell Tree Plugin / DAP shopping cart
Click Here for details.
DAP has built-in support for ClickBank’s Instant Notification Services (INS) (starting v3.9)
This is very similar to Paypal’s Instant Payment Notification (IPN).
The ClickBank INS notification will be processed instantly in real time, and your members will receive their welcome email with their membership login info instantly after purchase.
Integrating with ClickBank is the same whether it’s a one-time product, a subscription product with recurring payments, or a PitchPlus (one-click upsells) product.
1. Login to your ClickBank account
2. Go to the “Account Settings” tab at the top
3. Click on “My Site” from the sub-menu at the top.
4. Under Advanced Tools, update the Instant Notification Service URL (accept the terms of service etc), and make sure the URL points to:
Replace YourSite.com above with your actual domain name.
5. Screenshot below shows Version 1.0, but starting DAP v4.2, we have added support for CB INS 2.1.
So if you’re using DAP v4.2 or later, then select INS Version 2.0 and set the CB INS URL TO :
But if you’re using DAP v4.1 or earlier, then select Version 1.0
and set INS URL TO:
6. Whatever value you put in the Secret Key field in ClickBank (see image above), put the same value (must be ALL UPPERCASE) in to your DAP Admin Dashboard on your web site, at:
Setup > Config > Payment Processing > Secret Authorization Key used when interfacing with external systems
7. The Product Title in CB must match the Product Name in DAP.
8. The Thank You Page url in CB product settings page, should be set to point a static thank-you page you create in your WordPress blog – something like http://YourSite.com/thank-you/ .
And the page should state something to the effect of…
Thank you for your purchase. The download information for the product you just purchased has been sent to the email id you just use during the purchase.
Please check that email id in a few minutes, and you will see an email from us with your login information.
Make a test purchase.
If the integration was setup correctly, the user will be registered in DAP. You will find the user account in the DAP Users > Manage screen and you will find the completed transaction / order details on the DAP Orders page.
If the test order is listed in DAP Orders page, then CB is correctly integrated with DAP. Check the payment status in DAP Orders page. If it says Success, but no welcome/thank-you email got sent, then make sure you set the thank-you email for that product in DAP products page.
If no order is listed in DAP orders page for the test purchase, then CB is not integrated with DAP.
To troubleshoot, do the following: