How to set up Pay Pal Pages

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I know this is going to be really easy, but I just cannot figure it out and Pay Pal has not been much help.

I know how to put the Pay Pal buy buttons on my site but what I do NOT know how to do is this:

AFTER they have gone to Pay Pal and paid for my service...how do I get them to the right page to access what they paid for? This has me TOTALLY stumped!!! And I feel like a fool but I really do not know how to do this!

For example: I have a service that sells specific products for each day. When they go to Pay Pal and pay, I need to direct them to their purchase. How do I do that? I guess I just repeated myself but can anyone help?

Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author DPWeb
    You could set up an autoresponder to catch their email address and send them the item they need. In the mean time you can ask for them to opt-in for your newsletter.
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    • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
      When you set up your PayPal button I believe it is in the last step they ask you for a redirect URL.

      Basically, that is where the person will be taken after the purchase.

      Now, if you have I believe it's called the instant IPN turned on it will automatically redirect.

      If you do not, they have to click return the merchant.

      I believe that's how that works?

      Someone correct me if I'm wrong
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  • Profile picture of the author Imanimer
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    • When creating the buy now button, scroll down in paypal to "step 3", in there you should be able to set something up for the redirect URL/thank you page or whatever paypal calls it where your customers are automatically redirected after their purchase. Let me know if you can't find it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    Hey, I learned something new. Thanks for the handy tutorial guys. I'm a bit er, challenged when it comes to these types of things lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Under Step 3 Customize advanced features - find this:

    Take customers to this URL when they finish checkout - click the checkbox and paste the URL of your download page into the field.
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    • Profile picture of the author SeoVancouverWa
      Thanks for all of the replies, they were a big help. I have about 90% of it figured out....BUT...I want the page they are redirected to on my site (the page with the information) to NOT be public on my site or to anyone else unless they buy my service.

      How do I set up a page on Wordpress that allows me to do this. I am using the Socrates theme. Gosh, this is frustrating!!!

      I know the answer is probably going to be simple...but I cannot figure out how to make the page they are redirected to NOT show up on my site or anywhere. LOL. There I go repeating myself again. I need to take a break!!!
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      • Profile picture of the author Steve Wells
        Originally Posted by SeoVancouverWa View Post

        Thanks for all of the replies, they were a big help. I have about 90% of it figured out....BUT...I want the page they are redirected to on my site (the page with the information) to NOT be public on my site or to anyone else unless they buy my service.

        How do I set up a page on Wordpress that allows me to do this. I am using the Socrates theme. Gosh, this is frustrating!!!

        I know the answer is probably going to be simple...but I cannot figure out how to make the page they are redirected to NOT show up on my site or anywhere. LOL. There I go repeating myself again. I need to take a break!!!
        You need a digital file delivery system, or a nice script that cloaks/hides the origin of your files.

        The second option is free and works, but I will have to search to find the script somewhere on my hard drive, if you want to use that option....

        I have both that I can use, but I use the file delivery system called Digivendor Pro, which is a standalone php script that does all that you need and more....... its much less than DL Guard, but also it does not do everything DL Guard offers.

        One day, when I feel like changing everything I have set-up and I have some extra money I want to blow I will maybe switch to DL Guard, but for now, my system works great.

        If you want to see the flow of how it works, look here......look at post #5 in the following thread.... Here
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    No, the answer is NOT simple.
    WordPress is of no help for this - and, to be honest, it shouldn't. It wasn't designed for that!

    You need some kind of download page protection, like DL guard or something similar.

    As a temporary (security by obscurity) measure you can make up a URL like
    example.com/9fhry57d/p-45bdk/brtsl9022jfgrtd.html
    i.e. create some nonsense folder and file names.
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    • Profile picture of the author SeoVancouverWa
      Well heck!!! Ok, thanks for the help...looks like you led me in the right direction to DL Guard. I checked it out and it certainly sounds like what I need.

      Thank you for your help!
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  • Profile picture of the author gottahave
    If you're using Wordpress there are a variety of plugins for ecommerce with Paypal for the payment system. Some are free, some not. I use the paid Wordpress eStore plugin from http://www.tipsandtricks-hq.com.
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