Joomla AceShop

AceShop is a feature-rich e-commerce module for Joomla! with an easy to use, search-engine friendly and visually appealing interface.

Key Features

  • Unlimited products & categories
  • Reviews & ratings
  • Digital products
  • PayFast integration

Integration

See PayFast integration

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

  1. Download the payment module from gitHub
  2. Unzip the module to a temporary location on your computer
  3. Copy the folders in the archive to your base ‘Joomla’ folder
    • 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 Control Panel of your Joomla installation
  5. Navigate to the Components > Aceshop > Dashboard, then Extensions > Payments
  6. Scroll down to the PayFast.co.za payment method and click the ‘Install’ button to install the module
  7. The PayFast options will then be shown, select the payment status for ‘completed’, ‘failed’ and ‘pending’ payments, select the sandbox mode, enable the payment module and click ‘Save’.
  8. 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:

/components/com_aceshop/opencart/admin/controller/payment/payfast.php
/components/com_aceshop/opencart/admin/language/english/payment/payfast.php
/components/com_aceshop/opencart/admin/view/image/payment/payfast.png
/components/com_aceshop/opencart/admin/view/image/payment/payfastlogo.gif
/components/com_aceshop/opencart/admin/view/template/payment/payfast.tpl
/components/com_aceshop/opencart/catalog/controller/payment/payfast.php
/components/com_aceshop/opencart/catalog/controller/payment/payfast_common.inc
/components/com_aceshop/opencart/catalog/language/english/payment/payfast.php
/components/com_aceshop/opencart/catalog/model/payment/payfast.php
/components/com_aceshop/opencart/catalog/view/theme/default/image/payfast.png
/components/com_aceshop/opencart/catalog/view/theme/default/image/payfastlogo.gif
/components/com_aceshop/opencart/catalog/view/theme/default/template/payment/payfast.tpl

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 Control Panel section of your Joomla system
  2. Navigate to the Components > Aceshop > Dashboard, and then Extensions > Payments page
  3. Under PayFast.co.za, click on the “Edit” link
  4. In the PayFast Settings block, use the following settings:
    • Set Sandbox Mode = “No”
    • Merchant ID = Integration Page>
    • Merchant Key = Integration Page>
  5. Click Save

See Upgrading and FAQs

UPGRADING

tandard Upgrade Procedure

  1. Download the payment module from github
  2. Unzip the module to a temporary location on your computer
  3. Copy the “components” folder in the archive to your base “Joomla” folder

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

How Do I Add South African Rands

In the aceshop dashboard, go to System>Localisation>Currencies, click the “Insert” button and complete the form, enable the currency status and click “Save”.

How Do I Change The Default Currency?

In the aceshop dashboard, go to System>Settings click “Edit” go to “Local”, change currency from USD to ZAR, click “Save”; The list of currencies is generated for the currencies in the localisation settings.

PayFast Isn’t listed in the Checkout

Ensure that you have added a South African geo-zone, System>Localisation>Geo Zones then go edit the tax options to include the geo-zone, System>Localisation>Taxes>Tax Rates, click on the “Edit” for VAT or “Insert”, South African VAT is currently 14%, be sure to set the Geo Zone setting to the one you created in the previous step.

What is the payment flow?

PayFast works on browser redirection and will redirect the user to PayFast for payment after they click the “Confirm Order” button on the Checkout page.

At this stage, the order has NOT been created in OpenCart, but the shopping cart details will be used.

If the payment is CANCELLED during processing on PayFast:

  • The user will be returned to the “Shopping Cart” page to either correct their shopping cart or to choose another payment gateway.

If the payment is SUCCESSFUL through PayFast:

  • The user will be returned to the “Order Confirmation” page
  • The order will be created and will have a status of “Confirmed”

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