Payment before creating membership?

Discussion in 'Payments processing' started by tarawagner, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. tarawagner

    tarawagner New Member

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    Is there a way to make a payment via Paypal BEFORE creating a username/password, etc?

    I get an exorbitant amount of spam signups (yes, even with Captcha and email verfication) and I'm thinking if they have to get through payment first this will decrease the amount of admin work on my part to delete these accounts.

    Of course, I'd still like to be able to have affiliates signup through their own form for free, so it would need to be executed only on the signup form.

    Possible?
  2. davidm1

    davidm1 aMember User & Partner

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    yes, check box on the plugin page- create users by demand.

    David
  3. tarawagner

    tarawagner New Member

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    I don't see this option.
  4. davidm1

    davidm1 aMember User & Partner

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    Screenshot of what it should look like.

    David

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  5. tarawagner

    tarawagner New Member

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    That box is already checked. Does this mean I just need to remove from the signup form the member's data, such as username and password info that they enter?

    Are there any drawbacks to doing this?
  6. davidm1

    davidm1 aMember User & Partner

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    The signup form isnt used if you are using paypal in front- amember will generate a username/pw when they IPN 'hits' amember. Make sure you have amember set to send them the registration email.

    David
  7. tarawagner

    tarawagner New Member

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    I'm not sure I"m understanding this. Isn't there anything in the Docs outlining this all? I searched and couldn't find it.

    Are you saying that they would purchase only through a Paypal purchase link and then Paypal will send a notification to AMember which would send out the automated message I have created to allow them to them signin? No signup form would be used whatsoever (except maybe for affiliates)? So for my VBulletin, would the signup link then need to be redirected to Paypal instead of the signup form? (Right now it's directed to the signup form which is likely why I get so many spam signups - I started getting them when my VB was independent of AMember and they just are getting redirected now.)
  8. davidm1

    davidm1 aMember User & Partner

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    Yep, no signup for would be used- you go from sales page -> paypal -> amember thanks page & registration /product ordered emails sent.

    David
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    robw CGI-Central Partner

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