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Posted: October 16, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Xanthe Lawson

October 16, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Hi. I’m trying to get PayPal working for the first time. Whenever I try and complete a registration using the Paypal button, I get ‘Error detected. Your shopping cart is empty’. I’ve been through all the instructions others have offered in the forums on this topic such as: ‘Transaction page public & published”IPN is enabled’etc. but nothing seems to be working. Any suggestions?

  • This topic was modified 11 years, 1 month ago by  Xanthe Lawson.

Seth Shoultes

  • Support Staff

October 16, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Please post the url to the event.

Xanthe Lawson

October 16, 2012 at 7:44 pm

Hi Seth, URL as follows:


October 17, 2012 at 12:33 am


First things first your theme is wrapping the javascript in p tags which is causing problems.

You could try using the [raw] [/raw] tags around the [ESPRESSO_EVENTS] in your event registration page, if your theme supports it.

This alone may resolve the PayPal issue, but if nothing else will clear up other problems such as the attendee toggle not functioning.

Otherwise, is it possible to get your login details in order to look into this?

If so, please send them via

Choose the “I am sending login info as requested” option and fill out the form

Xanthe Lawson

October 17, 2012 at 4:46 am

Hi Dean
Thanks so much for the [raw] fix, this has certainly got things working, including the attendees toggle. I’ll contact Striking to work out a way to remove the paragraph tags.


October 17, 2012 at 4:49 am

Hey Xanthe,

Glad its working now, i’ll mark this thread as resolved.


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