Configure PayPal for Accepting Money

Configure PayPal for Accepting Money

JV-ContentLinks uses PayPal as the gateway to process payments for keyword advertising. Once the advertiser provides all the information, they will be taken to PayPal where they will complete the payment. JV-ContentLinks will process the Instant Payment Notification (IPN) sent by PayPal and fulfill the order. 

JV-ContentLinks also provides with 2 different environments to operate this integration. You can choose between Live and Sandbox environments when you use PayPal. In Live environment, it is real money, where in Sandbox environment it is in test mode. We suggest you test in Sandbox mode before you switch to Live environment.

You need to complete the following steps to have this working:

  1. Go to 'Extensions' - 'Plugins' in Joomla backend, and enable 'JV-ContentLinks Paypal Online IPN Processor Plugin' plugin.
  2. Login to your PayPal account (where you want to accept money)
  3. Go to 'Profile and Settings' - 'My Selling Tools' - 'Instant Processing Notifications', and click on 'Update


  4. Set 'Notification URL' to '{your site url}/index.php'. For example if your website url is https://www.abc.com, then please set the Notification URL to https://www.abc.com/index.php


  5. Make sure that IPN is turned On.
  6. Go to 'Profile and Settings' - 'My Selling Tools' - 'Website Preferences', and click on 'Update


  7. Go to 'Auto Return for Website Payments' section, and set 'Auto Return' to On. 
  8. In the same section, set 'Return URL' to '{your site url}/index.php'. For example if your website url is https://www.abc.com, then please set the Return URL to https://www.abc.com
  9. Save the settings!

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