Can I use a Pay Pal button on my blog?

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  • #478423

    jcryle
    Member

    Most of the pay pal discussion forums date back to 2006-2008. Just curious: Can I use a Pay Pal button on my blog?

    The blog I need help with is jcrylequotes.com.

    #478529

    timethief
    Member

    Hello there,
    You can have the PayPal donation button only. Instructions here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/paypal/

    #478531

    jcryle
    Member

    What is the difference between a donation button and a regular pay pal button?

    #478541

    sl1k
    Member

    I believe it’s the wording on the button…

    #478542

    timethief
    Member

    The merchants services buttons cannot be used because they are javascript which is a restricted code here that the wordpress.com software will strip out. http://en.support.wordpress.com/code/

    Also wordpress.com only allows specific types of blogs and no wordpress.com blogs can be equipped with shopping cart setups, etc. for ecommerce. WordPress.com supports authors, artists, musicians, and artisans iie. creators. No reselling and no retailing is allowed.
    http://wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/

    #478546

    sl1k
    Member

    Thanks TT, = )

    #478547

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. :)

    #478587

    hi timethief, so can we add html ad’s and affiliate links to the blog? We see other blogs doing it a lot but are unsure and thought it best to ask?

    thanks

    #478716

    raincoaster
    Member

    No, you can’t. If you do, your blog will be suspended or deleted. These instructions relate to the Paypal donate button. Reselling and blogger-initiated paid advertising are against the Terms of Service.

    #478729

    Also, familiarize yourself with the differences between wordpress.COM blogs and self-hosted wordpress.ORG blogs. On self-hosted blogs, you have virtually no restrictions other than those placed on you by the third-party web host. It could be that you were seeing ads and affiliate links on self-hosted blogs.

    http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

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