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Offline John Sivags

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How can i use my Visa card for donate ?
« on: February 24, 2011, 06:27:22 AM »
Am i able to use my Visa card (International debit card) to my forum to get donate ? Or even if i use paypal, can people donate by credit card, even if they don't have paypal ?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: How can i use my Visa card for donate ?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2011, 08:27:50 AM »
To GET, as in receive donations, you need a paypal account. To PAY through paypal you can just use your card without a paypal account.

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Re: How can i use my Visa card for donate ?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2011, 09:22:28 AM »
Can i use this in my SMF forum ?

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Re: How can i use my Visa card for donate ?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2011, 09:24:57 AM »
You need a Paypal account or some other payment system similar to Paypal.  Paypal is by far the most popular.

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Re: How can i use my Visa card for donate ?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2011, 09:45:44 AM »
simplemachines.org urrently accepts Paypal, which allows you to pay via credit card.
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Re: How can i use my Visa card for donate ?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2011, 10:11:10 AM »
simplemachines.org urrently accepts Paypal, which allows you to pay via credit card.

So how to do it ?

And i've paypal and visa / master - debit & credit card / international.

But some of them who want to donate, they only have credit card, not paypal. If i can add a donate button in my forum from paypal or visa, and if they can donate by their credit card, how and where i've to do it ?

Thanks.

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Re: How can i use my Visa card for donate ?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2011, 10:36:12 AM »
paypal allows users to pay using a credit card, with or without a paypal account, as long as the recipient (Simple Machines) has a vendor account (which we do)


But you appear to be asking about your OWN site, which is not what it appeared in your first question.
(seriously folks, if you have a question, please CLEARLY state the problem/question along with the minimum required information like your site URL, forum version, etc...   and post in the correct area. This section is for feedback, not for support questions)

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Re: How can i use my Visa card for donate ?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2011, 10:54:27 AM »
Ah ok, but i don't know much about this, and wasn't able to find the right category lol
I'm not so wise girl in this things. I'm using my brother's account.

I will try to find that category and post again. But i think the forum version is 2.1.1 or i'm not so sure. And i've tried to find the paypal option there, but can't get that in forum's ACP :(

Thanks.

Edited:
Ok, i just made a new forum right now. Can't see any version there. I think you know the version as i've made 1 now. It's mine, not my brother's.

Now would you please tell me what and how can i get that paypal option in my forum ? o_O And does it cost required ? I mean if i want this facility in my forum should i've to pay for that ?

Thanks..
« Last Edit: February 24, 2011, 11:23:29 AM by John Sivags »

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Re: How can i use my Visa card for donate ?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2011, 11:23:56 AM »
only version 2.0 (which is current still in RC) has the paid subscriptions feature built in.

None of the versions have a simple donate button, but there are several mods  that do that.
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Re: How can i use my Visa card for donate ?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2011, 12:12:18 PM »
To accept credit cards via PayPal you must have a Premier or Business account. Both of these account types can also support recurring transactions (subscriptions). If you are going to accept donations, you should also verify your account which will increase the amount of money you can receive and send.
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Re: How can i use my Visa card for donate ?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2011, 01:08:06 PM »
To accept credit cards via PayPal you must have a Premier or Business account. Both of these account types can also support recurring transactions (subscriptions). If you are going to accept donations, you should also verify your account which will increase the amount of money you can receive and send.

My pp account is verified, and using it in several sites. But now i can't use it in my SMF forum. There is 2 options. 1 is askng for $10, another one $5.

I think i can't add donate button free in my SMF forum :(

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Re: How can i use my Visa card for donate ?
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2011, 01:16:36 PM »
Sure you can. You can get the donate button code from your paypal account's control center and place it on your site, or as was already mentioned, there are a few mods available here that will make the placement easier for you.