I am curious how you would connect something like paypal or a credit card payment method to a website and allow a person to purchase objects or services on your website. Does anyone know a good place to research or a good video explaining this concept? thanks in advance
It’s going to vary based on the payment processor. Check the documentation for whichever processor you’re looking at (on paypal it’s developer.paypal.com/docs) and if the docs don’t make it simple and obvious, choose a provider with better docs. Paypal and Stripe both tend to be pretty idiotproof and both have excellent docs.
Oh and I want to single out BlueSnap: they have been nothing but hellaciously incompetent, and should be avoided like ebola.