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Effortless E-Commerce with PHP and MySQL, Second Edition by Larry Ullman

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6. Using PayPal

The final yet most important step in the “Knowledge Is Power” site is to integrate PayPal so that the site may actually make money. Using PayPal isn’t necessarily that hard, but it’s such a critical step that I want to give it extra attention. And, as with many technologies, wading through all the documentation and possible uses can be the biggest challenge.

In this chapter, you’ll learn about the current state of PayPal and what payment options PayPal offers. The next step is to begin using PayPal for testing purposes. After that, you can complete the PHP scripts required by the site and completely test the end result. Once you’re satisfied that everything is working properly with your test accounts, you’ll repeat some of these ...

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