View Full Version : Paid ads don't show up
September 20th, 2013, 07:27 PM
This may be a bug or...
I am having complaints that people are adding highlight, bold, or italics, and paying the $2.00, then the ad does not show up. Could it be something I am doing, or is there a problem?
The ads are free, I only charge for the extras.
My current version is 5.3
September 20th, 2013, 08:55 PM
do you have moderation on?
I mean if they actually pay for an ad and moderation is on it goes to a que for you to approve otherwise if moderation is off it should simply show.
Check your approval que and see what is there.
September 20th, 2013, 09:02 PM
I don't believe I do, I checked at the top of the admin panel
Approve / Bulk Actions
and there is nothing there.
September 20th, 2013, 09:49 PM
in the approval que you selected moderation que and not paid for que? if both are empty then the ads are viewable.
You need to give me something to work with here. ;)
The ad after they pay is either going to be in your moderation que or displayed or in the not paid for que if they did not finish paying.
September 20th, 2013, 10:20 PM
Of course I now realize that I was only using the link "Approve / Bulk Actions" and when the window opened, I then should have used the pull down menu to view "Payment Pending Queue" which then would allow me to approve the paid ads.
As the ads aren't automatically shown, I guess I should set up a better payment notification from paypal so that I take note and approve the ads.
September 20th, 2013, 11:22 PM
did you enter the full url to the payment_verificaton.php script in your paypal ipn setting which is the paypal notification that bounces the info back to your site. If not then that could simply mean that paypal is not bouncing back notification of a completed payment which of course would mean the ad is marked not paid for and would not show.
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