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Paypal button error

For some reason my Paypal button works when tested through my local server, but once I uploaded my site onto my FTP, I started getting an error message whenever I tried to add an item to my cart--the error message says: "PayPal cannot process this transaction because of a problem with the seller's website. Please contact the seller directly to resolve this problem."

Here's my form:

<form target="paypal" action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
            <input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick">
            <input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="<?php echo $product["paypal"]; ?>">
            <input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="<?php echo $product["name"]; ?>"> 
                    <input type="hidden" name="on0" value="Size">
                    <label for="os0">Size</label>
                <select name="os0" id="os0">
                    <?php foreach($product["sizes"] as $size) { ?>
                    <option value="<?php echo $size; ?>"><?php echo $size; ?> </option>
                    <?php } ?>
            <input type="submit" value="Add to Cart" name="submit">

Anything would help! I'm so close to finishing this up!

Thanks :)

1 Answer

That error is coming from Paypal. You probaby want to check the hosted_button_id value that's being generated.

Thanks for getting back to me, John. I went back and double checked that I used the correct paypal ID that was generated for that item, and it's correct. I just copy/pasted it into my products.php inventory page within the array for that item, so I'm not sure why I'm having an error here. Any other ideas?