How to Add a PayPal Donate Button in WordPress

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Today we’ll add a Paypal donate button to our WordPress site. We’ll cover the two easiest ways to do this. We are assuming that you already have a Paypal account setup and that it’s ready to use on your site. The first method is to use a plugin and we’ll
begin by installing and activating the Paypal donations plugin. Then you can go to Settings–>Paypal donations to
configure it. Make sure you fill all this out especially
your Paypal email address and all the other settings. And when you’re finished, save your changes. Now you can add this shortcode to any post
or page where you want the donation button to go. If you want to add it to a widget, go to Appearance->Widgets and add the Paypal donations widget to the sidebar and save. The next method is by manually adding the
Paypal button in WordPress. To do this, you need to go to your Paypal
account, go to tools, and click Paypal buttons. Here we want to create a new button, fill
out the information for it. And you’ll see a website or email tab if you choose
the email code, you can customize it a bit more so I’m going copy that code. Next, lets go back to our WordPress site
and edit a post or page where we want the donation button to go. I’m going to click on the text editor part and paste the code here. I’m going to replace this info with somthing I want it to say. We can update the post and now we have a button
on our site. Since we used the email version, we can replace
any of these button images with what you see here. If you like this video click on the like button and go ahead and leave us a comment there, we’d love to hear from you. And subscribe to our YouTube channel to get the latest videos.

18 thoughts on “How to Add a PayPal Donate Button in WordPress

  1. very useful channel, i'm beginner and i aim to wantch all your videos, all of them 🙂 many thanks

  2. nice video. It definitely helped get it working . although it doesnt work on tablets or ipads? do I need to edit the html?
    I used the add html element in wordpress. I did the same in mobile wordpress to get it working on phones, but webview on phone or tablets don't work?

    thanks again


  3. Hi, you brushed on adding PayPal as a widget, could you explain in more detail how to do that please, I'm on WordPress and I get hosting and everything else from WordPress; so I'm not self hosting which means I can't use plugins so it'll be great if i could add PayPal donate as a widget. Thanks

  4. Hi – Good, Fast, but … at the end … where are the various buttons from which I can choose. Didn't say. Sigh.

  5. I have a website already so there is plenty of code there. However I want to add a paypal button to the left side of my content.

  6. sorry guys, not so beginner for the beginner. I feel like there are many steps missing here that a beginner actually needs to know and I don't see them. I will have to get more help to do this task =

  7. Hello, donate button option missing from the button option drop down menu Can you help me about this issue? 🙁

  8. A very succinct video; but the text overlay is very distracting. Is that all there really is to it – select the paypal plugin, and add it to any page on site? If so, you're better than anyone else making this type of video. Thanks for the info. Cheers.

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