Paypal PDT Auth/Identity Token

For those using EasyClickGuard with Paypal, here’s how to setup the Paypal PDT (Payment Data Transfer) Auth/Identity Token.

1. Log in to your PayPal account.
2. Click the Profile subtab.

3. Click on the “My selling tools”. On the right panel, you will see “Website Preferences”  Payment Preferences in the Seller Preferences.
4. Click on the “Update” – see the screenshot above.

5. You will then see the  “Website Payment Preferences” page. Check (enable) the “Auto Return” radio button.


6. For the Return URL, enter the URL on your site that will receive the transaction ID posted by PayPal after a customer payment, OR, you can also specify the return URL when you create the payment button/code.

7. Scroll down to the Payment Data Transfer section of the page to view your PDT identity token.




Note:  There is a sample paypal buynow code in the zip file for easyclickguard.  You can use that as a template to create your own buy now button.

Aweber Mail Address rules

A quick tip – if you’re using Aweber’s Email Parser, or if you’re testing email subscription by sending an email t o Aweber, make sure the the “From:” field not “role-based”, e.g. emails such as:


These “role-based” emails will be automatically deleted by Aweber’s mail servers. So, for those of you using easyclickmate or easyclickguard, make sure the email address in the “Control Panel” page is NOT a role-based email address. Otherwise, the automated email subscription will not work.



Aweber Email Parser with EasyClickmate

There has been some subtle changes to the way Aweber handles email subscription via their Email Parser module.
Previously, one has to just enter the subscription email, in this format:

That no longer works.

Instead of using the listname that you’ve created, you need to use your unique

*Each list that you create in Aweber will have a unique listID. So, the email address you need to use with the EasyBiztools Parser at Aweber will be in this format:

where ‘XXXXX’  is some numeric number.


Critical WordPress Vulnerability discovered

A critical security bug discovered in WordPress can cause an attacker to cripple not only your website, but the entire server your website resides on. This is due to the vulnerability in the PHP XML parser used by WordPress’ XMLRPC implementation.

This bug affects Drupal installations as well (Drupal 6 & 7)

A reasonably skilled attacker can exploit this bug and cause your server to run out of memory simply by sending a 200+ KB XML file.

This bug is critical enough to cause the security team at WordPress to backport the affected files to the earlier versions, i.e. WordPress 3.7 and WordPress 3.8

If you are currently running WP 3.7 or WP 3.8 branch, please update to the latest .4 version.

The following versions are patched against this security bug.
Wordpress 3.7.4
Wordpress 3.8.4
Wordpress 3.9.2

The following files are updated:

For more details, please visit:

Kindling – the Best Kindle Course!

I’ve been rather ‘silent’ in the “IM” (Internet Marketing) world – and a number of friends and customers have asked if I’d fallen off the face of the earth ;-) … they are concerned of course!

But no, I’m still around, and still actively supporting my software and providing server and VPS management.

A good portion of my time now is spent on writing books for the Amazon Kindle Platform. I’ve 2 books out there at the moment (under a pen name) and will be releasing one under my own name soon.

I’ve bought many courses (over 20) in 2013 alone, and the best one, in my humble opinion is The Kindling Course by Geoff Shaw.

Unlike many other ‘Kindle guru wannabes’ who make money selling your their ‘get rich quick’ courses, Geoff is NOT an Internet Marketer.

He does not make his living selling IM products or kindle courses. He makes his living from the sales of his Kindle books. I know because I’m on his mailing list, and all his mailings are usually encouragement to his readers and customers to take action and write their first book. He does not promote any and every Kindle course out there (unlike many other ‘kindle gurus’ – you know who they are!)

Anyway, as they say, “the proof is in the pudding” – so I’m showing you my own Kindle book sales:

Dec 2013 – 155 copies sold


Jan 2014 (1st – 11th) – 60 copies sold


(you can click on the images above to see the bigger image)

Ok, I know – the figures are nothing to shout about – but these are passive income. There is the initial “book marketing” work that has to be done when the books are first published, but once that has been done, it’s more or less plain sailing on autopilot.

Geoff’s Kindling course covers everything – from niche selection, writing, fiction/non-fiction to marketing.

If you are interested in creating real passive income with Kindle, this is the best course I’ve come across.

Check it out on the Warrior’s forum:  Geoff’s Kindling Course

The link above is a direct link, not my affiliate link!

I truly believe in this course, and I’m happy to tell everyone about it without earning a single cent from it.

If you want to earn some passive income in 2014 – Geoff’s Kindling Course is the way to go!



Facebook Phishing Warning

Lately, I’ve been receiving lots of “friendship” requests from unknown folks, supposedly from Facebook. The way the emails are constructed are similar to the real Facebook friendship requests.

But on closer inspection, the links in the email to ‘accept’ or ‘decline’ the friendship request go to a different (hacked?) site.


One of the phish emails had this subject line:

“You requested a new Facebook password”

and this message:
You recently asked to reset your Facebook password.
Click here to change your password.
Didn’t request this change?
If you didn’t request a new password, let us know immediately.

The email was in html, the hyper link in the “click here” was linked to a hacked page.

The phrase ‘let us know immediately’ was also hyper linked to another hacked page.

Be careful!

Best regards,

Ultimate Heatmap 3.0 – Free until 24 Jan 2013

You’ve spent hours, perhaps days or weeks building your website, crafting your best offer and driving traffic/visitors to your site.

Perhaps you have even started a PPC or Social media campaign to drive traffic to your site …

BUT do you know what your visitors will do when they reach your site?

Do you know what will grab their attention and cause them to take action?

Do you know how to maximize each and every visitor that lands on your site?

May I suggest that you check out the Ultimate Heat Map 3 written by Michael Campbell – complete with new templates to boost your conversion rates.

I’ve read the original Heat Map, and I can’t wait to dive into his latest edition.

Michael is giving it to you as a free gift until Thursday at
midnight. So for the next four days, it’s freely available at Amazon.

After Thursday, it will cost $9.99.

Go get it now!

Best regards,