Adding a Paypal "Buy Now" Button

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    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 Do you know where I can get the button I would like?

    Thanks :)

    The blog I need help with is



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


    Thanks! Good to know.


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    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.



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


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    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 ToS.

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

    Ryan M. | Automattic


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


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    As I said, it seemed functional but it was only up for a day or two on our 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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