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Change Log and Release History.

1.3.20 - 11 August 2017
PayPal Credit option added, formerly known as Bill Me Later, this allows eligible PayPal merchants the opportunity to let their customers to pay on credit. Added a locale code based on the Joomla language to the PayPal logo URL, so the logo matches the language used in the store.



1.3.19 - 20 July 2017
Removal of deprecated functions to help maintain compatibility with any future editions of Joomla.


1.3.18 - 14 July  2017
Reintroduces PayPal Express "Buy Now" buttons to the product description. This takes the customers directly to PayPal and uses the PayPal customers shipping address.


1.3.15 - 6 November 2016
Checks to ensure a secure version of Joomla is installed.


1.13.14 - 8 June 2016
Fix to prevent an extra confirmed email been sent under some circumstances.



1.3.11 - 18 February 2016

Removed the direct to PayPal short cut option to retain compatibility with 3rd party checkouts. This may be reinstated at a later date for carts that have shipping and tax already included. With these PayPal can be the first and last checkout, with no need to return to Virtuemart checkout to confirm order details.



1.3.10 - 6 February 2016

Extra checks for old or outdated versions of Joomla. Added notification message if shipping or taxes change the order total.


1.3.9 - 24 November July 2015

If the Virtuemart Shipping and PayPal shipping address are the same then the Virtuemart Address is no longer overwritten as there is no need.


1.3.8 - 22 July 2015

Added PayPal Express quick checkout button to order form.


1.3.7 - 10 July 2015

Updated PayPal Checkout button for compatibility with a wider range of templates.


1.3.6 - 10 March 2015

Update for countries who do not require a state id.



1.3.5 - 1 February 2015

Clearer ordering process for users who are logged in. Restored the Transaction ID field to the order details.



1.3.1 - 18 November 2014

Changes to improve compatibility with earlier versions of VM 3


1.3.0 - 17 October 2014

Added support for Virtuemart 3. Requires either Joomla 3 or Joomla 2.5


Version 1.3.0

Added support for Virtuemart 3. Compatible with VM2 and VM3 and Joomla 2.5 or 3.x



Version 1.23 - 20 December 2013

Added options to process refund notifications from the merchants PayPal account.

Version 1.19 - 2 October 2013

Changes to help with the display of attributes with third party attributes.

Version 1.18 - 30 September 2013

When the plugin is first installed it is now automatically enabled in the Joomla Extension manager to simplify  the setup process. The invoice number of the order has also been added to the plugin confirmed order page. A link on how to find the API username, password and signature has been included in the plugin setup page.

Version 1.17 - 25 September 2013

All files are now saved in UTF-8 format to support the display of extended characters.


Version 1.16

Fix for setup problem in 1.0.15


Version 1.15

Improved support for multi-currency options. Customers can now pay and be charged in the currency of their choice.


Version 1.14 - 23 August 2013

Buyers can now confirm their purchases either on PayPal or on the merchants website. Depending on setup.



Version 1.13 - 9 July 2013

Allows the merchant to prioritize the PayPal or Credit Card order form. The default behavior is if buyer has previously paid using a PayPal account, then PayPal is maximized, if not then the Credit Cart order form is maximized. This can be permanently set to one or the other options.



Version 1.12 - 16 June 2013

Added a French and Italian customer/merchant language files for the front and backend of the store. The English, German, Spanish and Swedish language files were also updated.



Version 1.11 - 1 June 2013

Added a Swedish Language file for the frontend customer side of the store.



Version 1.0.10 - 27 May 2013

Made changes to ensure Australian Goods and Services Tax is correctly labeled as GST when used with third party plugins.



Version 1.09 - 10 May 2013

Checks if the PHP function set_time_limit is available before increasing timeout on slow servers. Default time out is 45 seconds.



Version 1.08 -  21 January 2013

CSS changes to improve compatibility with third party templates. Also changed Edit billing and Edit Shipping URL's.



Version 1.0.7 - 15 January 2013

Added a German language file for both frontend and plugin configuration page.


Version 1.0.6 - 11 January 2013

Includes an option to add logos or images to the checkout.

Images should be placed in Virtuemart's /images/stories/VirtueMart/payment folder.

Added a Spanish language file with translations for the frontend of the plugin.


Version 1.0.5 - 04 December 2012

Added an editable language file

en-GB.plg_vmpayment_paypalexpresscheckoutssc.ini

located at \administrator\language\en-GB that includes the text used in the plugin

and can be used with language overrides.



Version 1.0.4 - 12 July 2012

Minor changes to layout of order form.



Version 1.0.3 - 4 July 2012

Clears the shipping basket after a completed order



Version 1.0.2 - 29 June 2012

adds the option of "Shipping Address required" to the setup program

When set to "No" PayPal does not display the shipping address fields on the PayPal pages.

For digital goods PayPal requires you set this to "No".



Version 1.0.1 - 23 June 2012

Adds an "Address Override" option, which overrides PayPal's shipping address with Vitruemart's

For US addresses, if it is set to "On" PayPal will check that the zip code of the shipping address matches the city in the shipping address
before letting the order continue.

If the customer accidently misspells the city address or it does not exactly match the one
in PayPal's database , this will cause an error.

Setting "Address Override" to "Off" to avoids this.


Version 1.0.0  -  20 June 2012




Version 1.0.22

Updates to setup and language files.


Version 1.0.21

Updated installation procedure to make the initial install easier and quicker.


Version 1.0.20

Adds editable headers and footers for the final receipt page. Also allows some customisation of the PayPal order page.


Version 1.0.19

Changes to help with the display of attributes with third party templates.


Version 1.0.18

When the plugin is first installed it is now automatically enabled in the Joomla Extension manager to simplify the setup process.


Version 1.0.17

All files are now saved in UTF-8
format to allow the display of extended characters.


Version 1.0.15

Improved support for multi-currency options.


Version 1.0.14

Buyers can now confirm their purchases either on PayPal or on the merchants website. Depending on setup.


Version 1.0.13

Allows the merchant to prioritize either the PayPal or the Credit Card order form.

Version 1.0.12

Added French and Italian customer/merchant language files for the front and backend of the store.



Version 1.0.11

Add Swedish Language file for the frontend customer side of the store.


Version 1.0.10

Made changes to ensure Australian Goods and Services Tax is correctly labeled as GST when used with third party plugins.


Version 1.0.9

Checks if PHP function set_time_limit is available before increasing timeout on slow servers.


Version 1.0.8

CSS changes to improve compatibility with third party templates. Also changed Edit billing and Edit Shipping URL's.



Version 1.0.7

Added a German language file for both frontend and plugin configuration page.



Version 1.0.6

Includes an option to add logos or images to the checkout.

Added a Spanish language file with translations for the frontend of the plugin.



Version 1.0.0

Initial Release for the PayPal Express plugin.