Monday, May 19, 2008

Create PayPal Donate link instead of a Button

After our earlier post on How to add PayPal donate button to your blog, We were asked if there is a way to generate a PayPal Donate Link instead of a button. Here's how you can generate a text link.

If you don't have a paypal account yet, you can get a free account

After you have your login ID/password, Login to your account. Then click the
"merchant services" tab.

scroll down and on the right sidebar, find the box labelled key features, click on the link named "Donations"

After clicking on that link, you will taken to "Create paypal payment button" page, just make sure that donations is selected in the "Accept Payments for" dropdown box. You can type a name/id for this button

Down below you can customize your paypal button by selecting options like using smaller button, displaying credit card logos, changing language, currency, contribution amount or use your own graphic as a button.

Step 2 & 3 are optional and requires a business account, so leave them for now. and click on create button.

On the next page you get the code for your website/blog, just copy the entire code from the textbox and paste it to your blog or website.

The next page generates two code boxes, the first one is for the button and the second one is text link for email and sites, copy the entire code from the second textbox and paste it into your template of your website or blog, where you want it to appear. You can choose to display your own anchor text and wrap the code around it. eg: Remembering 9/11 Victims

XML blogger users read the post on How to add HTML or JavaScript into blogger