Monday, September 10, 2012

Add Donate Button for Paypal in a blog

You may have seen a donation button in other websites and maybe you are also considering having one in your blog.  A donation button allows your users to donate a few dollars through your Paypal account. Even though it is expected that not all your users will donate, sometimes you may be lucky and get a few dollars.

If you are thinking of adding a donation button, this post will guide you on how to go about doing it.
If you do not have an existing Paypal account, you will have to signup first with Paypal. 
  • After signing up, login to your Paypal account
  • Click on Merchants Services Tab
  • You will be taken to Paypal Website Payment Standards Page

On right side of PayPal Website Payments Standard page, there is a small box written Key Features.
  • Click on donations
A new page will open up - Create Paypal Payment Button
Choose a button type and enter your Payment details (you can select any other type of button such as; subscriptions, buy now, shopping cart and gift). 
Paypal donation buttons
  • Fill in your organization name, donational ID (optional)
  • Customize your donation button
  • Select Currency
  • Check all other information that is needed
  • Click on Create Button
  • On the new page, copy the code shown inside the box.
How to Paste the Paypal Donation Code in a Blog
  • Go to Design
  • Add a gadget
  • Select HTML/JavaScript
  • On the configure HTML/Javascript pop up window, paste the code that you copied from Paypal.
  • Click on Save.
If you view your blog, you now have a Paypal donation button. You can move the button to the right place where you want it to be displayed.
If you click on the donation button, you will be taken to a Paypal donation page where you can fill in the amount of money you want to donate.
That is all what you need to do in order for you to have a Paypal donation button in your blog.