Jamroom

Jamroom is a social media platform designed to connect artists and musicians with their fans. It allows you share videos, audio, blogs, reviews and allows you to sell digital media.

Key Features

  • Own branding and control
  • Social media features
  • Powerful media support

Integration

See PayFast integration

How do I use PayFast with Jamroom v4.3.0?

In order to use PayFast with Jamroom v4.3.0, you will need to install the PayFast payment module for Jamroom v4.3.0 which is provided by PayFast.

What are the installation requirements?

Installation and Testing

How do I install the PayFast module?

To install the PayFast payment module, follow the instructions below:

  1. Download the payment module from our site
  2. Unzip the module to a temporary location on your computer
  3. Copy the ‘include’ folder in the archive to your base ‘Jamroom’ installation
    • This should NOT overwrite any existing files or folders and merely supplement them with the PayFast files
    • This is however, dependent on the FTP program you use
    • If you are concerned about this, rather copy the individual files across as per instructions below
  4. Login to the Jamroom v4.3.0 Admin console
  5. Navigate to ‘Admin Options’->’System Config’->’Payment Settings’
  6. Select PayFast as ‘Vault Processor’
  7. Select the configure button next to PayFast under ‘Payment Processor Modules’.
  8. Click ‘Update Settings’
  9. The module is now ready to be tested with the Sandbox. To test with the sandbox, use the following login credentials when redirected to the PayFast site:
    • Username: sbtu01@payfast.co.za
    • Password: clientpass
How do I copy the individual files across?

If you are concerned that copying the entire folder from the downloaded module may overwrite files in your installation, rather copy the files from the extracted module individually into your installation.

Be sure to copy the files from the downloaded module to their corresponding locations within your installation:

The list of files needed in your online installation are as follows:

include/plugins/jrPayment/PayFast.php
include/plugins/jrPayment/payfast_common.inc
include/plugins/jrPayment/images/PayFast.png
How can I test that it is working correctly?

If you followed the installation instructions above, the module is in ‘test’ mode and you can test it by purchasing from your site as a buyer normally would. You will be redirected to PayFast for payment and can login with the user account detailed above and make payment using the balance in their wallet.

You will not be able to directly ‘test’ a credit card, Instant EFT or Ukash payment in the sandbox, but you don”t really need to. The inputs to and outputs from PayFast are exactly the same, no matter which payment method is used, so using the wallet of the test user will give you exactly the same results as if you had used another payment method.

I”m ready to go live! What do I do?

In order to make the module ‘LIVE’, follow the instructions below:

  1. Login to the Jamroom v4.3.0 Admin
  2. Navigate to ‘Admin Options’->’System Config’->’Payment Settings’
  3. Select the configure button next to PayFast under ‘Payment Processor Modules’.
  4. In the PayFast Settings block, use the following settings:
    • PayFast Sandbox/Live = ‘Live’
    • PayFast Merchant ID = Integration Page>
    • PayFast Merchant Key = <Integration Page>
    • PayFast ITN Debug = Off
  5. Click Update Settings

See Upgrading and FAQs

Upgrading

Standard Upgrade Procedure

  1. Download the payment module from our site
  2. Unzip the module to a temporary location on your computer
  3. Copy the ‘include’ folder in the archive to your base ‘Jamroom v4.3.0’ folder

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the payment flow?

PayFast works on browser redirection and will redirect the user to PayFast for payment after they click the ‘Pay Now’ button on the Checkout page.

If the payment is CANCELLED during processing on PayFast:

  • The user will be returned to the ‘Front’ page of your Jamroom installation.

If the payment is SUCCESSFUL through PayFast:

  • The user will be returned to the ‘Order Confirmation’ page
  • The order will be created and the item will be available within the user”s secure logged in area
Do I need to set the ITN url on my account?

No. When using the one of our payment modules, the ITN url is set automatically and you do not need to set it on your account manually.

Where is my “base Jamroom v4.3.0 folder”?

This is the root of your Jamroom v4.3.0 installation. Where this is, depends on what system you are using and where you are hosting.

The easiest way to find this though would be to look for the Jamroom v4.3.0 directory structure.

The base (or root) Jamroom v4.3.0 folder will look similar to the image shown below.

Simply find the folder in your installation which looks similar to this structure and that will be your ‘base Jamroom v4.3.0 folder’.

I upgraded Jamroom v4.3.0 and now “PayFast” no longer appears as a payment option!

When upgrading Jamroom v4.3.0, the PayFast payment module files may be deleted.

You simply need to reinstall the module following the installation procedures above and the ‘PayFast’ options will reappear with your previous setting intact.

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