How to Add Paypal to a Blog

Three Methods:Signing Up for PayPalReceiving Donations Through PayPalAdding a Shopping Cart to Your Blog

There are 2 main methods that you can use to add PayPal to a blog. The first method is to add a PayPal donate button so people can show their appreciation for your blog by making voluntary donations to your PayPal account. The second method allows you to add a PayPal shopping cart so your blog visitors can purchase the products that you are selling and make PayPal payments into your account.

Method 1
Signing Up for PayPal

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    Go to the PayPal website and click on the "Sign up" link if you don't already have an account on PayPal. You will need to fill out and submit a registration form. You can then return to the PayPal homepage and use the email address that you submitted and your chosen password to log in.

Method 2
Receiving Donations Through PayPal

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    Browse to the "Merchant Services" tab after logging in to PayPal.
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    Select "Donations" from the "PayPal Website Payments Standard Option" menu on the right. You will be taken to the "PayPal Create a Payment Button" window.
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    Pick "Donation" from the dropdown menu. It may already be selected by default.
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    Opt for the currency that you want to receive donations in.
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    Decide what the donation amount should be using 1 of the following methods.
    • Put a dot in the radio button next to "Donors enter their own contribution amount" if you want the donor to decide how much to donate.
    • Enter a donation amount in the donation box if you want to set the amount for donations yourself.
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    Create the PayPal donate button by pressing the button that says "Create Button."
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    Right-click on the button code and select "Copy."
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    Paste the code for the donation button within the HTML of your blog.

Method 3
Adding a Shopping Cart to Your Blog

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    Go to the "Merchant Services" tab in your PayPal account.
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    Click the "PayPal Shopping Cart" link from the menu on the right.
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    Define what details the shopping cart should have. The shopping can show the following features.
    • Item Name.
    • Item ID.
    • Item Price.
    • Payment Currency.
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    Press the "Create Button Now" button near the end of the page.
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    Copy the HTML scripts that appear on the next page. There will be 2 scripts, 1 for viewing the shopping cart and the other for allowing people to add items to the cart.
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    Paste the HTML scripts in the locations where you want them to appear within your blog HTML.

Tips

  • You can use various methods to paste HTML codes in your blog. For example, you could begin to edit a page on your blog as usual using a blogging website but go to the tab that allows you to edit HTML instead of just the blog's visible content. Blogging services such as Blogger and Wordpress also allow users to add widgets that can contain HTML codes, and you can then move these widgets just like the other page elements on your blog design.
  • The "Merchant Services" tab is designed in particular for people who want to add PayPal to a blog. Feel free to explore any other options that PayPal may be offering for bloggers in the "Merchant Services" tab.

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Categories: PayPal | Blog Basics