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  1. It is imperative I have a paypal button on my site to generate revenue. If I would have known you couldn't do business with a .com blog I would have done a .org blog ?? This is very confusing especially after spending hours building my site and adding other languages! Please advise.

    The blog I need help with is junesylvan.wordpress.com.

  2. Oh really? Then you need to hire a web host and set up your own wordpress.com install.

  3. There is no upgrade, aside from a VIP hosting upgrade http://vip.wordpress.com/our-services/ that you can purchase that allows blogger initiated advertising on a free hosted WordPress.com blog. You will have to hire a web host and set up your own WordPress.org install to run your own advertising.

    There is only one advertising program called WordAds at WordPress.com and it’s for blogs on their own domains. Aside from a blog being accepted into WordAds http://www.wordads.co/ no blogger initiated advertising, retailing or reselling the work or products created or services provided by anyone other than yourself is allowed on free hosted wordpress.com blogs.

    E-commerce transactions via shopping carts and the like cannot be conducted on free blogs from and being free hosted by WordPress.com. Paid content and/or sponsored content is not allowed.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/affiliate-links/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/suspended-blogs/
    http://en.wordpress.com/tos/

    On free hosted WordPress.com blog we can use a contact form and/or a PayPal donation button for sale of only products or services created or provided by ourselves.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/paypal/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact-form/

    If you do require an ecommerce site, advertising, affiliate links, paid or sponsored content you can hire a web host and get a free software install from http://wordpress.org
    Refer to > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/

  4. I don't know where you're getting your information from, but stop, because it is incorrect. I charge people hundreds of dollars for my workshops and I use Paypal on my WP.com blog for it. Get your information from the Support documents http://support.wordpress.com/ which contain the correct instructions on using Paypal with your WP.com blog, and the Forum here, where virtually any question you can think of relating to WP.com has been answered dozens of times.

  5. Help with Paypal. I've read all the instructions for taking Paypal payments on my WordPress blog. I've followed them to the end and when I get to the part about copying the paypal e-mail link into the WordPress URL link section, it does not work. I can copy the Paypal e-mail code, but when I go to click on the Paypal icon in my post, I get a message that says the address is not valid. I've followed the instructions to the letter. Please help if you can.

  6. When you copy the code into the link under visual view you have to click the box that says open a new link. But I have a problem that gives a message my paypal account has a problem when the link opens up to the paypal site.

  7. I figured out the copy/paste link part of adding PayPal. Be sure to click the link icon in the toolbar at the top of the post when in edit mode. I was attempting to use the link icon in the left navigation panel, but that is for the site's global links whereas the one in the top toolbar of the actual post is for that particular post, which is what I needed because I am accepting $$$ only for an event/item related to that particular post.

  8. Junesylvan, do you have a Merchant account? You need to make sure your account is a Merchant account before the instructions will work.

  9. Thanks everyone, I did create a merchant account. But I am still getting this message. I also did copy the link in the correct area under edit.

    Error Detected
    Error Message

    PayPal cannot process this transaction because of a problem with the seller's website. Please contact the seller directly to resolve this problem.
    PayPal cannot process this transaction because of a problem with the seller's website. Please contact the seller directly to resolve this problem.

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  11. Hi @junesylvan,

    I just took a quick look at your site, and if the page I'm looking at is the correct one (on your "lessons" page), the PayPal button doesn't appear to have had the correct link entered in.

    Specifically, the link is pointed towards this:

    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=K5T6PVNQRRAP6http://

    The "http://" is not going to be correct. It could be that it is extraneous or that you need to enter your site to the end, but in either case, you will need to get the correct link and substitute it in and it should work. PayPal customer support should be able to assist you with what should be there.

  12. @amightywp
    Thanks.

  13. It is working now. Thanks ! I had to remove the incorrect code http://.

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