How to get donation button working with ipn simulator

I would like to know whether does the paypal button works with ipn or just API? I have got my ipn simulator working with a subscription button but can’t get the following to work with a donation button. I have set the donation button with a notify_url

the post that you posted has incomplete help on it… I still can’t find an answer…

I am still struggling with this problem and not sure what to do here… does the paypal donation fall under the web accept? Also, has anyone tried the ipn section of paypal recently? I just can’t get additional information to be shown under web accept lately…

I am also assuming that once we changed the url to a live url, the user would still have to enter the items information to purchase the product?