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Admin Panel - Billing > Gateways

If you want to monetize your site, you’ll need to enable one or more payment gateways. SocialEngine PHP has default gateway support for Paypal. This tutorial will walk you through the process to set up this payment gateway.

To enable a payment gateway, go to the Billing > Gateways menu item in your admin panel.

Select the Paypal gateway.

PayPal Gateway

If you don't yet have an account, you can create one at PayPal's website.

Configure your Paypal Account

  1. Establish a business Paypal account:
  2. Navigate the API Access page. To create new credentials, under “NVP/SOAP API integration” select “Request API Credentials”.
  3. Select “Request API Signature” and click “Agree and Submit”. For more information, see Creating and Managing Classic API Credentials. If you have existing API credentials, you can also use this shortcut to review them: 
  4. In your Admin panel, go to Billing > Gateways and click “edit” to the right of PayPal. 
  5. Insert the Paypal API username, password, and signature values into this form and click “Yes” for “Enabled”. “Save Changes” when done.
  6. At PayPal, enable Instant Payment Notifications via: My Account > Profile > My Selling Tools. Expand “Getting paid and managing my risk” if needed and check “Instant payment notifications”. Click “Update” and add or edit settings. From this page, you can enable or disable the IPN service and enter your “Notification URL”. The IPN messages should be enabled. Set the “Notification URL” to the one where you want to receive IPN messages. (For example: ) Note that the Notification URL will show in your Admin panel in the PayPal edit screen.
Great work with payment gateways! Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need further tutorials. Visit our community to have more interactions with us and other clients or third party developers. We’d love to see you there!
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