Credit Card Processing

I would like to have users enter credit cards directly onto my site for recurring payments.

There have been several discussions that have referred to this on the forums, but they seem to pick up the conversation half way through the decision process, and some of these questions aren't directly wpmu related, but I think that you all will be able to steer me in the direction

1. PayPal's Website Payments Standard can process on the site if you are only doing a one time charge right? However, there is currently no option for this on the membership plugin right? (Although, I am not really sure this matters- I wouldn't be able to figure out a membership model with single payments anyway.)

2. Since I believe that the answers above are yes and no respectively, it seems like Website Payment Pro is the PayPal solution. If I hired a developer or wpmudev added a paypal pro option, what would I have to do on my end? Is the subscription form a "cart" that just needs some tweaking to work with paypal pro? Would I need to get an SSL certificate, PCI compliance (or is that my host), etc? ( I know that a lot of this is directly paypal related, but since I want to interact with my theme (blogsMU) and I think that you all know...it seems relevant enough.

I "+1'ed" an authorize.net solution earlier, and since I don't see it I will also +1 a paypal pro solution assuming that it needs its own solution. As long as the conclusion is that WPP would work as my solution.

  • charles
    • WPMU DEV Initiate

    @james just kind of answered part of this in another post.

    He is for a paypal pro solution and an authorize.net, so it isn't just a little tweak. It is a different solution. I think most of the questions still stand as questions I would like an answer to, but my focus of misunderstanding I believe really revolves around the "cart" issue. I know it is basic, but hey...

  • Aaron
    • CTO

    I am currently working on a Paypal Pro gateway for Supporter, which should be out very soon. It will allow you to embed the checkout form into any page, and style it as you wish.

    To use PayPal pro you need at minimum an SSL certificate and PCI compliance. We manage to skirt most of the PCI stuff as I carefully code it to never store any CC info on your/our server. Only on PayPal's.

    We will likely be adding the same to Membership.

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