Adding a Paypal "Buy Now" Button

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  • #1144417

    Hi,

    I want to add a “Buy Now” button from Paypal to sell my book on my blog. However, when I go here all I get is the donate button
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/paypal/. Do you know where I can get the button I would like?

    Thanks :)

    The blog I need help with is ariannasrandomthoughts.com.

    #1144515

    raincoaster
    Member

    You can’t: it won’t work at WordPress.com. Only the donate button works here.

    #1144796

    Thanks! Good to know.

    #1144797

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    The “buy now” button will work, but you have to use the plain html version of it. It’s basically the same as the donate button, but it is a “buy now” button.

    #1144798

    raincoaster
    Member

    Really? I’ve never seen an example of that working.

    #1144799

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    I had it for a short while, when we had a specific item for sale on our non-profit site. I don’t know if it actually worked (though it tested out as functional) because we sold the piece in person, in our storeā€¦

    Also there was this from a staff member:
    Date: August 2, 2012 8:17:56 AM EDT

    The use of a PayPal button that’s not a Donate button isn’t actually a violation of the WordPress.com ToS.

    As long as the button is a plain HTML button it will work.


    Ryan M.
    WordPress.com | Automattic

    http://circlesofhealing.wordpress.com/about/

    #1144800

    Oh, wow, thanks 1tess! That’s very nice to know!

    #1144802

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Maybe.

    As I said, it seemed functional but it was only up for a day or two on our wp.com blog, and no one used it to buy the painting. It’s definitely not a shopping cart. So I cannot say it is really as useful as a regular paypal button / account where you can keep track of your inventory, send receipts, or anything else.

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