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Offline Last Active Nov 13 2012 10:16 PM

#38472 Zero Value invoices

Posted by jaxpa on 13 November 2012 - 10:09 PM

Is this numbering issue just affecting a few users, or is it a global problem for all users of Paypal on Soholaunch sites?

Hey guys, quick heads up re: this issue. We've had a few of our customers running into this issue, and what is happening is search engine crawlers are hitting the shopping/pgm-*.php file that generates the invoice number etc and it's it to that database(can't remember the exact file off the top of my head, or even it's exact location at the moment sorry :yikes: ).

As there is no cart/customer info etc passed through to the file, it just generates the blank transactions.

A bandaid solution for this is add a disallow on the /shopping/ directory in the sites robots.txt file, this will stop most crawlers from hitting that file, although not all crawlers adhere to this.

Hope this helps!

Edit: I should point out this only relates to the original issue! ;)