I have problem to get PayPal Standard Membership Renewal to work:

  • If it's the only payment option, the form doesn't have a submit button, I would expect the PayPal button to appear.
  • If I use it with a second option like Pay Later, the form displays error message requesting Credit card number and Expiration dates, despite the fact, that this information would be collected on PayPal's site. (see screenshots here)

Any ideas?

CiviCRM 4.6.4 + WordPress 4.2.3 updated 7/30 upgraded to 4.6.5

2 Answers 2


You may want to follow progress on this issue which seems related: https://issues.civicrm.org/jira/browse/CRM-17082


Membership renewal and auto-recurring memberships with PayPal Standard have been quirky. Civi 4.4 they worked with some caveats; Civi 4.5 less so. Civi 4.6 (and the post 4.6 versions of 4.4LTS) work much more smoothly - though there's still improvements being made, both in the 4.6 and 4.7 branches. Try upgrading a non-live version of your site to Civi 4.6, and I'm almost certain you'll see this issue go away.

  • Thanks so much for your quasi answer. I actually run this already on 4.6.4 - silly typo in first post. So in essence, if I don't find it fixed I tomorrow's release - I am just SOL? Commented Jul 29, 2015 at 0:11
  • This afternoon, I upgrade the CiviCRM instance to 4.6.5. After I emptied the browser cache, I tested this again. And the issue persists. Commented Jul 30, 2015 at 22:09

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