I'm programatically creating orders, and having problems on a single site setting the payment method.

Just before setting the method I am logging all available payment methods with:

Mage::log("All avaialable payment methods:" . print_r(Mage::getModel('payment/config')->getActiveMethods(), true), null, 'mycustom.log', true);

I've tried multiple methods that are shown in the log, and all return the error "Payment method not available". Even things like checkmo and free aren't working (both are shown as active).

Multiple sites are working just fine with exactly the same code.

  1. all countries are allowed, and the payment method is set to all allowed countries, on all levels
  2. no errors in system or exception logs (other than the exception with the mentioned error, being thrown in app/code/core/Mage/Sales/Model/Quote/Payment.php(153) )
  3. the payment method itself is enabled

If the line of code before shows it as active, why might the line setting the method return the error that it's not available?

  • Check if the extension RicoNeitzel_PaymentFilter is installed. It may block the payment methods.
    – Simon
    Commented Feb 18, 2015 at 13:00
  • @Simon. I think you're magic. It's installed. I haven't had time to look into if this is the problem yet. Is there a specific fix for this?
    – Matt Flamm
    Commented Feb 18, 2015 at 15:58

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Check if the extension RicoNeitzel_PaymentFilter is installed. If this is the case, go to Customers - Customer Groups. Click on a customer group (probably "NOT LOGGED IN" in your case), make sure that some or all payment methods are selected and save. Only payment methods which are selected there are available for this customer group.

  • This was it. Thanks for helping me so quickly.
    – Matt Flamm
    Commented Feb 18, 2015 at 16:24

No payment methods are displaying

Click the above link and Check my old answer. This will come handy to you.

  • Thanks Rapid, but this doesn't really help me. As I said in the question, I'm already logging all the active payment methods, and it does show the method as active. Also I'm doing this programatically so the .js mentioned never comes into play.
    – Matt Flamm
    Commented Feb 18, 2015 at 15:42

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