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I am creating my first ever major plugin for Wordpress and I intend to share it to the community. It integrates paypal's subscription button which is very useful for people who wishe to build a membership site using Wordpress. Question: Is IPN reliable enough that there's no need to control the subscription thru cron myself? I have not tested my plugin for a span of a month or so though because doing so would eat a lot of my time.

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Yes, it is reliable enough. Thousands of businesses depend on it and it just doesn't fail. Now, is the plug in reliable? That's something you need to research more.

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Yah, admittedly I am not sure if my plugin is reliable. It's something I hope the community can help about. :-) –  Joann Feb 11 '11 at 7:22
    
Whomever downvoted this want to explain why? –  John Conde Feb 11 '11 at 12:47
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I've never had any problems with it, and I've used it on a few sites before. So I'd say yeah, it's pretty reliable.

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I see. Thanks so much... –  Joann Feb 11 '11 at 9:15
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