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Effortless E-Commerce with PHP and MySQL 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. It’s not hard to use PayPal, 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 hardest part.

In this chapter, you’ll learn about the current state of PayPal and what payment options PayPal offers. The next step is to sign up for PayPal’s Sandbox feature, so that you can create dummy PayPal accounts 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 ...

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