@Ryan-hoerr YESTERDAY sent out message that there was v2 Patch or upgrade to
v220.127.116.11 from v18.104.22.168 because of the
form_key checkout problem which the Magento CE 22.214.171.124 Release Notes was supposed to address.
"...changed how Magento validates form keys during the generic five-step checkout process. Previously, customer registration failed during standard checkout processing if form key authentication was enabled."
However after upgrading the
v126.96.36.199 did NOT fix or change the checkout process issue Im seeing. i.e. when anyone tries to check out as Guests/ or Registration form still cant get past initial page for registration i.e. wont change pages and stays on page one on checkout with Enable Form Key Validation "On" at Checkout. It stays on same page and if set to 'no" will go through all 6 form pages but wont send form to PayPal. (Im using Standard PayPal checkout API).
It will take too long to wait for patch (v3?) and Im unable to have a single checkout on this live site. Read way too many comments that talked about other bugs, or other versions, mostly using hours and read through them all. So far there were no clear and specific answers or addressing this as a work around.
I just need the specific 1) path/location to fix this in V188.8.131.52 and
2) what specifically in the code that must be commented out (or added or whatever) so I can get this live site running again. If your guessing then please dont respond as there is a fix that does work (according to @Ryan-hoerr message who appears to have worked on it) That specific change to get it to work is what I do need. Thanks ahead of time for your help.
EDIT: to be clear I would like to NOT have to roll back to v.184.108.40.206 but will if no solution for this v220.127.116.11 checkout problem is presented that works. If v18.104.22.168 will still function with PayPal new security requirements started June 30 then that would be best option.