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  1. The email button code does NOT create a button on my WordPress site, but shows up as code.
    http://craigbuhler.com/2012/11/29/the-second-edition-of-new-ears-resolution-is-here/
    My last email was not answered. i cannot work with you if this is not resolved.

    The blog I need help with is craigbuhler.com.

  2. Hi there,

    If you could, would you make a screenshot of the code in question? It will help me to troubleshoot more effectively if I can see what you see.

    Here's a bit more information about how to take a screenshot:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/make-a-screenshot/

    You can save the image into your media gallery and then just paste in the link here.

    We'll get you up and running as fast as possible!

  3. Hi zandyring ,
    Thank you so much for your response! i thought i was writing to PayPal, but then discovered the msg was going to WordPress instead. A PayPal phone rep referred me to Google "Wordpress PayPal buttons", where i found an excellent WordPress help video. The solution was one i should have thought of myself: The PayPal button with the charge card logos is a simple graphic which can be pasted onto the WordPress post. The link to PayPal (the EMAIL style link, NOT the html link) then becomes a normal WordPress link attached to the inanimate graphic of the button to activate it. Should have thought of that meself! Since the PayPal email-style buttons do NOT allow options (such as S, M, L, XL, XXL T-shirts for example), you need 1 button for each option (see http://craigbuhler.com/play-by-ear/purchase-new-ears-resolution/). I also discovered that, since there are several places on my WordPress site that direct the viewer to purchase the item, and since it can be purchased either as a physical book or a pdf download, and since my vendors may change in the future, it is much better to link to a single seperate "BUY THIS PRODUCT" page. Getting the 4 buttons and their corresponding option descriptions to line up properly was VERY DIFFICULT!!! Do you have any tips on how to do this? It would be much easier if WordPress had a "multiple column" feature or a "table" option to get everything to line up.
    Thank you for your assistance.

  4. Hi Craig,

    I'm sorry you were having a problem with PayPal, but I'm glad things have resolved!

    I went ahead and manually added a table to the page you showed me - I can certainly remove it if you don't like it, but I think it's what you're looking for.

    Cheers!

  5. That is so awesome! i did not know WordPress sites had a table function capablilty. Thank you so much. This will hopefully make the spacing more stable when the page is viewed on various machines using different browsers. Is there a help thread that will guide me thru the process, should i need to do it again in the future?

  6. I'm not sure if we have a thread somewhere in the forums specific to this, but here is a quick link to an HTML table generator:
    http://www.quackit.com/html/html_table_generator.cfm

    For your table, I didn't use any border, cellpadding or cellspacing. It has two columns and three rows. The width is defaulted to 100% (so you don't really need that).

    Typically, a table looks like this in HTML:

    <table>
       <tr><td></td><td></td></tr>
      <tr><td></td><td></td></tr>
    </table>

    So this is what all that means: the table and /table tags tell the HTML that you're starting a table (and the /table tells it that you've ended the table - that's what the slash means in HTML when it comes in a tag like that). The tr tag means "table row", and the td tag is "table data". So if you have two columns, each table row should have two td tags (with closing /td tags); if your table has three columns, it should have three td tags (with closing /td tags). So in the above example, you have two rows and two columns. If you wanted to add text or anything else, it would go inside the td tags like this:

    <table>
       <tr><td>Cell One</td><td>Cell Two</td></tr>
      <tr><td>Cell Three</td><td>Cell Four</td></tr>
    </table>

    In your example, Cell One and Cell Three would have the PayPal image code, and cells Two and Four would have the explanatory text.

    One last thing to mention: you should only use HTML code in the "Text" view of the editor, not the "visual" view.

    I hope all that is helpful!

  7. You are the best!
    Thank you so much.

  8. Happy to help!

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