When I test the checkout from my site it takes me to an older style, non-responsive PayPal login and payment processing. I then noticed when buying the Email Reminder plugin from market.osclass.org that the PayPal login is a newer style, responsive and a clearer UX overall. Is that determined by the plugin or by PayPal? The URL of the page is sandbox.paypal.com.
Ahhh the "beautiful" paypal's sandbox. Sandbox is a test environment, for some reason, it's still in the old interface, in fact, some part of paypal (not sandbox) are still in the old interface (for example recurring payments dashboard).
You could also expect the sandbox to fail for days at a time or not to work properly (like you make a payment and receive no notification). If you uncheck the sandbox button from the admin panel (warning, this will put you in production/real money mode), you could go to your checkout and click to pay, it should show you the newer UI (just don't pay). Anyway, this is on the paypal's side
Okay, I'll dig around on that side and see what's possible.
IIRC, you could change the title, add a "store image" and a few colors, at least with the old UI. Read a little more : https://www.paypal.com/customize
That's a concern. May be best to just offer more navigation choices from the Checkout page.
It's possible, you could make it as complicated as you want, or simply redirect to listing payment status or any other page, just remember to handle the flash message
That's good. I found a little bit in the forums on the subject of PayPal recurring payments but not enough for me to go on.
You need to use a few hooks to adjust some things like the period (day, month,...) if it has a free trial period too,... there are enough hooks and filters to do it without modifying the plugin. Unfortunately, you need to do what you are doing, it's not difficult, but a little tricky.
The changes I made are minor, like editing payment_pro/index.php to change the nav link "Listings payment status" to "Your payments". I expect they'll be undone by a plugin update. Adding user-custom.php to my theme folder took care of the styling.
I'm not comfortable enough with php to create a plugin for the recurring payments or the redirect. What's the preferred way to find somebody to do that kind of work?
Thanks again for your help.
If you just want to change some texts, I recommend you take a look at https://doc.osclass.org/Translating_and_editing_language_files_(.po_and_.mo
) and modify the file oc-content/plugins/payment_pro/languages/en_US (or whatever language you use). It will be overwritten by each upgrade, BUT if you save a copy, you could import your translations to the new file and save a lot of work.
For finding someone to make your job, you could post in the "Jobs" area of the forum (please, read the rules here : http://forums.osclass.org/jobs/important-read-before-publish-in-this-forum/
) or contact the premium support here : https://osclass.org/premium_support_info/