Can i use PayPal donation buttons on my non-profit blog?

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  • #720413

    I’m trying to add PayPal buttons to allow donors to donate to our nonprofit organization. The HTML I am adding works until I update the changes. The button disappears on the web page and the HTML language does totally disappear but morphs into something less than what it was:

    Was before Update:
    <form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post"><input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick"><input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="PFFYUD7KY23LS"><input type="image" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_donate_SM.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!"><img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1"></form>

    Now after Update:
    <img src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" alt="" width="1" height="1" border="0" />

    Can you help? Thanks!

    Terry

    The blog I need help with is mealsonwheelserie.org.

    #720516

    timethief
    Member

    The instructions for unencrypted PayPal donation button we can use on free hosted WordPress.com blogs are found here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/paypal/

    #720517

    micahcooksey
    Member

    Hello,

    As per this article, form and input tags are not on the list of allowed HTML tags.

    That’s why they’re being stripped out when you update the widget.

    #720519

    micahcooksey
    Member

    Thanks timethief, I didn’t see that article! Should have looked.

    #720520

    timethief
    Member

    I also note that the free hosted WordPress.com blog linked to your username does not have any content aside from a custom header. Is that the blog in question or not?

    #720521

    timethief
    Member

    @metroeriemealsonwheels
    The question I asked immediately above was directed to you.

    ~~micah

    #720523

    the blog in question is mealsonwheelserie.org, The “metroeriemealsonwheels” name i show I first opened the account. Actually, I would prefer to have my main site AND my username be the same: mealsonwheelserie I’m not sure how to do this.

    #720525

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for providing the URL for http://mealsonwheelserie.org/ What I posted above re: an unencrypted PayPal donation button does apply to that blog.

    #720527

    timethief
    Member

    Actually, I would prefer to have my main site AND my username be the same: mealsonwheelserie I’m not sure how to do this.

    Please see here > change username

    #720797

    grandpadavid
    Member

    I have a similar problem as there is no option on PayPal to create an email style button as shown in the instructions. In fact the pages in the instructions bear no resemblance at all to what I see after the Merchant Services part.

    Is this because it is paypal.com/ie perhaps?

    I only have the option to create a donate button.

    #720798

    airodyssey
    Member

    @grandpadavid: That’s exactly the only button you can use at WordPress.com: donate. Do you not see a Website and an Email tab when you select a donate button there?

    #720799

    grandpadavid
    Member

    Hi, yes the screens are completely different for me to the ones shown in the help, but having got put off at first I went on through and the selection for web or email is actually 4 sections further on! Problem solved eventually!

    If anyone can’t see the email part just keep going. It is a tabbed choice at the end AFTER you have entered everything else.

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