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Integration between django-plans and django-paypal.

Project description

Almost automatic integration between django-plans and django-paypal. This will add subscribe buttons to the order page and automatically confirm the Order after the payment.

Currently it is in experimetal stage, wher only recurring payments (subscribtions) are supported.


The full documentation is at


Install and configure django-plans and django-paypal apps. Capture mode is not yet supported, so PAYMENT_VARINANTS with 'capture': False will not get confirmed.

Install Django plans paypal:

pip install django-plans-paypal

Add it to your INSTALLED_APPS, before the plans:


Add your bussiness account e-mail address to settings:


# To enable encrypted PayPal form:
PAYPAL_PRIVATE_CERT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'certs/paypal_private.pem')
PAYPAL_PUBLIC_CERT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'certs/paypal_public.pem')
PAYPAL_CERT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'certs/paypal_cert.pem')
PAYPAL_CERT_ID = 'xxxxx'

Add Django plans_paypal to the URL patterns:

urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^plans-paypal', include('plans_paypal.urls')),

Override django-plans class CreateOrderView so that get_success_url() returns url of paypal-payment view:

def get_success_url(self):
   return reverse("paypal-payment", kwargs={'order_id':})

Sandbox testing

Set following settings:


# For encrypted PayPal sandbox form:
PAYPAL_TEST_PRIVATE_CERT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'certs/paypal_private.pem')
PAYPAL_TEST_PUBLIC_CERT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'certs/paypal_public.pem')
PAYPAL_TEST_CERT = os.path.join(BASE_DIR, 'certs/paypal_sandbox_cert.pem')

Redirect user to paypal-payment-sandbox instead of paypal-payment view.


  • TODO

Running Tests

Does the code actually work?

source <YOURVIRTUALENV>/bin/activate
(myenv) $ pip install tox
(myenv) $ tox


Tools used in rendering this package:


0.6.0 (2023-03-22)

  • Fix amount received on recurring payments, add tests

0.5.1 (2023-02-11)

  • allow only logged users to access the failure view

0.5.0 (2022-12-14)

  • Fix tax received on recurring payments

  • More robust receiving original Order ID (if PayPal fails to handle custom_data)

  • update to Django 4.1

  • fix completing recurring payments if first order status is returned

  • only log error if custom data can’t be parsed

0.4.10 (2022-04-29)

  • fix problem with duplicate payments

  • PayPalPaymentAdmin: display connected IPN fields

0.4.9 (2022-03-07)

  • make parsing custom_data more robust

0.4.8 (2022-01-19)

  • fix last release

  • add tests and test on all supported Django/Python versions through GitHub actions

0.4.7 (2022-01-13)

  • fix problem if there was ‘ in custom payment data

0.4.6 (2021-12-02)

  • fix problem with creating bad JSON

0.4.5 (2021-12-01)

  • fix IPN field editing in PayPalPaymentAdmin

  • store also user e-mail in custom to enable search in IPN admin

0.4.4 (2021-12-01)

  • create PayPalPayment before completing the order

0.4.3 (2021-11-30)

  • fix problem with recurring payments

  • add created/modified/author auto fields

0.4.2 (2021-11-08)

  • fix problem with other IPN types

0.4.1 (2021-10-18)

  • cancel order after returning to failure URL

0.4.0 (2021-10-18)

  • allow to set up encrypted PayPal form

0.3.0 (2021-10-15)

  • fixes and improvements to the sandbox/production functionality

  • reverse sandbox logic - if no PAYPAL_TEST, the sandbox view would return production so nobody can pay through sandbox on production server

0.2.2 (2021-10-12)

  • fix foregotten pudb

0.2.1 (2021-10-12)

  • add sandbox view, so both production and sandbox can be used on one server

0.2.0 (2021-10-11)

  • fix periods to complain with PayPal maximal durations

0.1.0 (2021-10-08)

  • hook ipn.PayPalIpn object with plans.Order (for later usage e.g. determining PayPal fee)

  • set plan renewal for django-plans

0.0.2 (2018-08-05)

  • Payment process without capturing should work

  • Automatic buttons generation

0.0.1 (2018-07-23)

  • First release on PyPI.

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