woocommerce: getting paypal ipn to update order status of downloadable product to complete

Woocommerce has paypal functionality built-in to handle downloadble product. After the paypal IPN is setup, it should ping the merchant server on the status of the payment and update the order status from “pending” to “complete”. If you are seeing the “processing” status, it means that you haven’t check the right boxes when setting up the product. For any product that you want IPN to update from “pending” to “complete”, it needs to be both “virtual” and “downloadable”. So much for what virtual and dowloadable means… I realised that only after reading line 1161 in plugins/woocommerce/classes/class-wc-order.php

if ( $_product->is_downloadable() && $_product->is_virtual() )

I then realised woothemes does document this part a bit – http://wcdocs.woothemes.com/user-guide/managing-products/

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