Joomla Paypal Module - Redirect Buyers to Your Site After PayPal Purchase

If you have been using our Joomla PayPal module for usage with Paypal - the most used merchant system online you may want to learn about this trick that will optimize your PayPal experience as a seller and for your customers! By default, PayPal redirects customers back to PayPal after they have completed payment on your product. However, there is an easy way to redirect your customers back to the web page of your choice and it is a fairly easy process:

Turn Paypal - Auto Return On

To turn Auto Return on is a fairly simple process

  • Login to your PayPal account.
  • Click on Profile
  • On the right-hand side, click My selling tools
  • Under Selling online, go down to Website Preferences and click Update (on left-hand side).
  • Under “Auto Return for Website Payments,” click the option for Auto Return to “On”

Paypal Auto Return Setting

Next, type in the default url you wish to lead your customers to, if you don’t specify a url in the module paramters of Joomla Paypal module. If you don’t use the return URL parameters in the Joomla Paypal module, Paypal will still return to their own website rather than yours, so make sure you specifiy the URL in the module parameters!

Go down to the bottom of the page and click “Save”.

Specify the return URL in the Joomla Paypal button module

You don't need to mess around with any code to automate the Auto-Return in the module. You simply need to specify the Return URL parameter as can be seen at the very bottom of the module parameters. Once these are done, after your customer completes the purchase, they will be redirected to the page you specify in the parameters, such as a thank you page, or instructions to perform some kind of download, or whatever the case maybe after they purchase from your using the Joomla Paypal module

Joomla Paypal Module Auto Return Parameter after purchase


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