Here’s a plea for a savvy software designer to help with a problematic upgrade to Moodle 2.  The issue is that the (a popular payment gateway) plugin has not been updated for Moodle 2.0, so the upgrading institution, the Ludwig von Mises Institute is now unable to use their account (and are relying solely on the Paypal payment gateway integration).

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For institutions contemplating upgrading, be sure to check all 3rd party plugins and addons for compatibility with Moodle 2.0.  There are a great many included in the plugin database which have not been adapted for the newest releases of Moodle.

If you’re a savvy developer who likes a challenge, consider connecting with the Mises Institute.  Here’s a link to their original blog post asking for help (quoted below):

The Mises Academy upgraded to Moodle 2.0 and there are a few things broken, primary among which is the payment functionality that interfaces with payment service provider. Apparently the plugin needs to be seriously hammered in place or even re-written. For now, the Academy is living by paypal alone, but we would be so very grateful if some amazing code monkey were to help us fire up the Authorize plugin. If you are interested in doing this work on a contract basis, please contact me.

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