How To Setup PayPal IPN post show you how to log into your PayPal account and set up your IPN settings.
Last Updated: April 16, 2016
Latest News: I have edited the grammar a bit and corrected some spelling errors.
If you are using PayPal on your website as a payment method you probably want to communicate between PayPal and your website. You need to configure your Instant Payment Notification (IPN) settings in your PayPal account. It allows you to get immediate notification and authentication of the PayPal payments you receive, which is very important.
This setting is something that people forget to set up and then have issues when someone makes a payment on their website.
How To Setup PayPal IPN Steps
Note: If you are using the old classic style go to Step 1 ) if you are using the New layout go to Step 4 ).
Step 1 ) If you are using the classic PayPal layout click on the following Profile tab. See image below.
Step 2 ) If you are still using the old style click on My Selling Tools. See image below.
Step 3 ) Click on Choose IPN Settings. See image below.
Step 4 ) Log into PayPal and click on Summary -> Seller preferences. See image below.
Step 5 ) In the following image Instant payment notifications click on Update link. This will allow you to edit the settings.
Step 6 ) The following image allows you to set up the following options.
- Notification URL
- IPN messages = Receive IPN message (Enabled) if you want to communicate between your website and PayPal.
- Click on Save button once you have completed your settings
I will be updating this tutorial from time to time so keep coming back for the latest. If you have any questions please let me know.
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