I am trying to change my IPN URL but cannot access my IPN settings. I follow the help instructions (attached below) but they do not lead me to the IPN section. I click settings (little gear icon), which takes me to my account section, with my profile section on the left of the page. However, there is no "Notifications" link, button or section under the "Profile" section on the left of the page as the instructions say. The only section under my profile is "Account options" and nothing else. I have also looked everywhere else.
I have been using recurring payments with the IPN for many years. I need to change it to work with a different "Manage Members" script - per instructions from Paypal that they no longer generate usernames and passwords for recurring payments.
The IPN Section was easily accessible from the classic site many years ago. I went to the classic site, but still cannot find any link to the IPN section. It used to be under Profile: My Selling Tools, but when I click on "My Selling Tools," I am taken right back to the new site's my account section, with my profile section on the left of the page.
Please help ASAP - this is rather urgent.
===== Instructions From Paypal Help:
How do I specify the URL for my IPN script?
You can specify the URL for your IPN script in three ways:
Add the URL in your PayPal Profile for Instant Payment Notification:
Click Settings. Click Notifications under "Profile" on the left of the page. Click Update beside "Instant payment notifications." Click Choose IPN Settings to specify your listener's URL and activate the listener. Under Notification URL, enter the URL for your listener. Click Receive IPN messages (Enabled) to enable your listener. Click Save.
Add the notify_url variable in your PayPal Standard HTML code. Set this variable to the URL of your IPN script. Add the NotifyURL variable in your PayPal Pro script, and set it to the URL of your IPN script. For more information on this feature.
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Hi, I am having the same problem AND "may" have a solution. Like you, I have several web sites, which I built for clients a few years back, with many paypal buy now buttons. I tried the target="self" with the second input line of code, however it does not work on the browsers I tried it on. I do have one buy now button that does work. It does not have target="paypal" (or target="self") in the form action. It is just this: <form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> In this case however, I'm not using the paypal shopping cart, as it is just a single product, so there is no "continue shopping" button on the paypal page. It just goes to the paypal pay / login page (as it should). However, I tried this (no target) technique on a site with multiple buy now buttons that does use the shopping cart, and it appears to solve the problem. The shopping cart does open in the same window (or tab), and when I click on the "continue shopping" button, it does return to the web site page in the same window (or tab). There is one more consideration. If there are more than one page with buy now buttons, and you click a second button on a different page, the "continue shopping" button will return to page where the first buy now button is. The way around this is to use the second input line of code that Skier recommended, to redirect back to the page you came from. So this is what is required - so it seems: <form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"> (Note: No target) <input type="hidden" name="shopping_url" value="http://www.yourwebsite.com/your_page.html"> I have tried this on MAC versions of Firefox, Safari, Opera and Google Chrome. They all work. I have not tried this on a PC, or with IE. So if someone would like to explore this on PC and report back any findings that would be great. If this is a solution, that would be good, but unfortunately we are still faced with a lot of code changes for every buy now button on a variety of sites. It would be nice if there was a global solution, perhaps one that Paypal can implement on their end, rather than having to modify code for every buy now button out there. This must be a wide spread issue with many people's web sites, most likely with many site owners not even being aware of the problem. I only noticed it because an old client asked if I would add another product to his old paypal shopping cart. Anyway, I am glad I found your post; and I hope the above helps us get to a solution. Nick
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