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Getting donate button into text widget

  1. sacredintersections
    Member

    I followed the directions, to the letter, using
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/paypal/

    It worked great.
    I added the text widget, but I don't know how to get the info from blog post (only in draft form currently) into the text widget so that is shows up in the side bar.

    Specifically, when I go to cut and paste the Donate image into the text widget, I get the donate image fine, but there is no link, and the link shows up below it in html.

    I know there have been lots of question about the donate button - I've read most of them - but I haven't found a solution for this other than telling people to reread the instructions. Like I said, the instructions are great, but I don't see specifically how to get the info in the widget.

    The blog I need help with is sacred-intersections.com.

  2. Hey, I feel ya. But I think I have the answer. You need to use the image widget! You upload your Donate image and there is a spot in the upload form for the link. Just put the link there for the Donate button and Wha-Lah! It works perfectly! I know, because I just did it! Susan

  3. sacredintersections
    Member

    Thanks Susan - I'm messing around with it, but I still can't make it work. I copied the image widget areas here. I can get the email link from pay pay to stay in the
    Link URL (when the image is clicked) area.

    But - well -now I'm just pasting stuff everywhere because I'm so frustrated and nothing is working. I finally got the word "Donate" to show up, but with no button or link. II think I'm just giving up -but thanks for the attempt to help - I appreciate it!

  4. @sacredintersections
    How are you connecting to the internet and to WordPress.com? The way you connect to the internet (mobile, satellite, DSL, dial-up) and to your blog, and how many proxy server jumps etc. it takes to connect can cause problems.
    Are you using http:// or are you using https:// see http://en.support.wordpress.com/https/
    Exactly which browser and version of it are you using? If you don’t know click here to find out > http://whatsmyuseragent.com/
    Have you tried clearing your browser cache and cookies? http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=32050
    Is your browser version up to date? You can upgrade any browser version here. http://browsehappy.com/
    Have you tried using the browser with all extensions or add-ons disabled?
    Do you have third party cookies enabled? http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=61416
    Do you have JavaScript enabled? http://www.google.com/adsense/support/bin/answer.py?answer=12654
    Do you have another browser you can try?

  5. Some of the limitation is in the Paypal buttons! Only the simple, "Buy Now" button & simple "Donate" button works with WordPress that I've seen. The reason they work is because they give a specific https link to put 'behind' the image in the image widget. Are you trying to put the html code into the widget or the reference link for the image? you can only put a real link in it. That is why I can't use the more sophisticated Paypal buttons- most of them require the implementation of html!

    That's all I know! I leave you to the experts! Good luck!

    Susan

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