Blackbaud NetCommunity 6.45 New Feature – Automatic Styling of Payment 2.0 Pages
In a prior release of Blackbaud NetCommunity, the Payment 2.0 part was introduced to decouple the entry of sensitive user information (such as billing information) from the web server where your Blackbaud NetCommunity website resides. When using the Payment 2.0 part to collect payments, the website visitor actually leaves the Blackbaud NetCommunity website and is instead redirected to a page on a secure Blackbaud server where the payment information is entered and processed.
The benefit of using the Payment 2.0 part is that sensitive user information isn’t collected or stored, even momentarily, on your Blackbaud NetCommunity website. However, the drawback with prior versions of Blackbaud NetCommunity was that the styling of the page where the user actually entered payment information was generic and therefore it was visually apparent to the user that they ‘left’ your website for payment processing.
Now in version 6.45 of Blackbaud NetCommunity, the stylesheet, layout, and page template where your Payment 2.0 part resides are all passed along to the page on the secure Blackbaud server where billing information is collected. The effect is a more seamless experience for your site visitor because there is no longer a sense that they leave the site to process payments.
Note that once you’ve upgraded to version 6.45 of Blackbaud NetCommunity, you don’t need to take any action in order for your Payment 2.0 checkout pages to render using your payment page’s styling. Changes that you make to your stylesheets, layouts, and templates will be uploaded to the secure payment server automatically.
Note also that if you have a Payment 2.0 part on multiple pages, each of which use a different combination of stylesheet, layout, and template, then the page from which the site visitor accesses the secure payment checkout will determine the styling used on the checkout page itself.
For example, let’s say that you have two different pages, each with a Payment 2.0 part for payment processing and that one of these pages has a red background and the other has a blue background. When you direct users to the ‘red’ page for payment processing, then when the reach the secure checkout page, it too will have a red background with the same styling and layout/template design elements.
You can read more details about this and other exciting new features available in Blackbaud NetCommunity version 6.45 in the New Features Guide.