Clickable PayPal Button

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  • #1264686

    fabini
    Member

    I am failing to get a clickable PayPal donate button in my sidebar.

    Theme = Misty Lake
    PayPal email code = https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=Y8U4Y4SB2TA5Q

    I am putting this in a text widget. Sometimes a button appears, but does nothing, and sometimes the text above appears and also does nothing.

    Can someone set me on the right course? Thanks. – John

    The blog I need help with is l1616levoyageur.wordpress.com.

    #1264786

    timethief
    Member

    This is the guide that you must follow to post a PayPal donation button on a free hosted WordPress.com blog. http://en.support.wordpress.com/paypal/ Do not add anything. Do not change anything.

    #1264790

    fabini
    Member

    Right-O. I was following that very page. Specifically, I was following the admonition in the second paragraph:

    “…to add a PayPal button to a widgetized area like a sidebar or footer widget, you’ll need to copy the code into a Text Widget.”

    So… what am I doing incorrectly? Thanks. – John

    #1264793

    timethief
    Member

    I don’t know so I tagged this thread for Staff help. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

    #1264794

    timethief
    Member
    #1264796

    fabini
    Member

    Oh I’m a patient guy…

    #1264803

    macmanx
    Staff

    The included code wasn’t formatted properly in HTML, but I fixed it for you.

    Next time, just make sure that you follow the guide at http://en.support.wordpress.com/paypal/ and copy/paste the resulting code into the widget.

    #1264804

    fabini
    Member

    I thought it was magic, but no, it’s intelligent intervention. Why Macmanx, you are a Happiness Engineer. Thank you.

    I thought I was following the guide. I shall review my clumsy steps and make an effort to get it right should I ever need to do this again.

    – John

    #1264806

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    #1265085

    I just did everything here and I am trying to add the PayPal code into a text on the sidebar. It is not working for me. We are trying to sell a book from the sidebar. Can I please get some assistance.
    Thank you!

    #1265086

    raincoaster
    Member

    Define “everything here” and specifically, paste the code you are using here between backticks so it displays properly and we can analyze it. Are you attempting to use the encrypted version of the button?

    #1265087

    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BEYP7S4AMZGVY

    This is the code I am posting in the text format and it is displaying just the code on the sidebar. There is no Paypal image assocation.

    #1265088

    raincoaster
    Member

    Please post the code between backticks so it displays properly instead of trying to execute.

    #1265089

    Ok so I did post with backticks and it is not working. In the side bar it still displays as above post. Am I doing something wrong?

    #1265090

    fabini
    Member

    #1265091

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    @morrisonleadership
    This is a link

    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=BEYP7S4AMZGVY

    We need to see the code for that link here in these forums so we can look at what you are trying to post. The “pasting” between backticks won’t make the code work on your site. It will let us volunteers look at what you are trying to post.

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