[wp-hackers] Pay a fee to post

Brian Fidler fidler.brian at gmail.com
Fri Apr 30 19:45:27 UTC 2010

Thanks Jerry,

I thought that too, but I wasn't aware of the WP-PRO list so a little silver

And great thought on some possible approaches, I appreciate it.


On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 12:41 PM, Jerry Johnson <jmiloj at gmail.com> wrote:

> This was a perfect request for wp-hackers, I thought.
> He isn't trying to hire someone to do it, he is asking if anyone knows of
> existing plugins that would be a starting point, or if not a good approach
> to take.
> If you want a COTS solution, it looks like WPDirectoryPro might be on
> point.
> (http://www.wpdirectorypro.com/index.php). I have no experience with them
> or
> it, so cannot comment on it. Searching "directory" in the wp plugins
> returns
> a number of systems to look at.
> If you are looking to piece something together, I would imagine that the
> "let customers write posts" is handled already by wordpress natively. Just
> do not give those users publish rights. They can create posts, which will
> languish in draft mode until someone publishes them.
> Adding "pay for the listing on paypal" could be handled by a function that
> maybe hooks the save new post?
> After the payment is made on paypal, handling the activation could either
> be
> done manually (the owner would get a payment email), or use the paypal
> mechanism to send the user to a "success" page, which could be handled by a
> function that records the transaction # (and other paypal details) in
> metadata for that post, and pushes the post to "publish".
> Reporting would need to be another function that maybe adds columns to the
> edit.php page (manage posts).
> I am just glad at the moment that I don't have to solve this one!
> Jerry Johnson
> Web developer
> On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 3:19 PM, Shane Froebel <shane at bugssite.org> wrote:
> > Please use the wp-pro wp-job mailing list for these type of requests.
> > ------Original Message------
> > From: Brian Fidler
> > Sender: wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com
> > To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> > ReplyTo: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
> > Subject: [wp-hackers] Pay a fee to post
> > Sent: Apr 30, 2010 3:11 PM
> >
> > I have a client that would like to set up an ability for his readers and
> > sponsors to post job listings on his site. He wants to charge them $X
> each
> > via Paypal.
> >
> > Can anybody recommend a simple solution to this? My main concern is that
> we
> > will need to resolve the transaction to the job posting.
> >
> > thanks,
> > brian
> >
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