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Here’s how to create a Paypal button for your site

Using a Text box

Adding an Eventbrite calender to tell readers about upcoming events

Give your readers clear direction they can follow.

Email an invoice for your services or products

This video reminds you of all the things paypal can do with online payments

Some screen shots to use the profile method

  1. Go to http://www.paypal.com/login and log in to your PayPal account. Please note: The exact options and wording for the following steps on the PayPal website may vary from country to country.
  2. Click on Profile in the main menu.
    Link to Profile page from PayPal menu
  3. On the My Profile page, click on My selling tools.
    My selling tools
  4. Under Selling Online, look for PayPal buttons and click on Get started.
    PayPal buttons item
  5. Create your button (I see the mistake I made and why I couldn’t put a button on WordPress)
    • Choose a button type from the dropdown, either Donations or Buy Now
    • Fill in the other fields – they will vary depending on button type
    • DO NOT check the box next to any of the customization options, like drop-down menus or text fields. If you select any of those checkboxes, you’ll generate a button that you won’t be able to use on WordPress.com.

    PayPal button configuration

  6. If you like, you can customize the button to use your own image.
    Optional: Use your own button image
  7. If you have a Personal PayPal account, select Use my primary email address under Merchant Account IDs. (Only Premium and Business accounts have a merchant account ID.)Merchant Account IDs
  8. Click on Create Button.
  9. You will see now see two sets of code:
    • Website tab – provides HTML code
    • Email tab – provides a plain link

    Believe it or not, you do not want the the code for websites! WordPress.com does not let users post web forms so the website code would be stripped. You must use the link provided in the Email tab. This is the link that you’ll be attaching to your button image. Keep this window open, as you’ll need to copy that URL soon.
    PayPal email tab

  10. In a separate window or tab, open a post or page for editing.
  11. Switch to the Text editor.
  12. Add an image for people to click on as customisation
  13. Switch back to the Visual editor and you should see something similar to the screenshot below, depending on which button was used.
    Visual editor showing donate button
  14. Next, you need to add a link on your image. Copy the link provided in the Paypal Email area from Step 6 on this page. Click the image in your visual editor, then click the link icon link icon and paste the PayPal code into the Link URL field.

And that’s it! Preview or publish your post or text box, and test your button to ensure that it’s working properly. Log out and click the Paypal button to check it.

Adding your image to a sidebar using a text box
  • upload an image to a new page or post
  • change to text editor next to visual top right of kitchen sink
  • cut and paste the code and click leave the page or post
  • appearance,widgets scroll to text box drag to sidebar/footer
  • paste your code into the text box
  • SAVE
 Eventbrite widget
  • join eventbrite.com(keep your login details)
  • appearance,widget,Eventbrite
  • drag widget to sidebar
  • couple of videos to watch about Eventbrite

Set up the widget

  1. Add the widget to your sidebar under Appearance → Widgets in your dashboard:
    Eventbrite Calendar Widget
  2. Click Authenticate with Eventbrite to connect the widget with your Eventbrite account. This opens a page where you can log in to Eventbrite or sign up for a new account:
    Eventbrite Login Page
  3. After you log in, click the Allow button to allow WordPress.com to access your Eventbrite account:
    Eventbrite widget - Allow access
  4. Now your widget will be linked to your Eventbrite account. Just add a title, click the Save button, and you’re all set!
    Eventbrite Calendar Widget - authorized

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