Getting donate button into text widget

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    I followed the directions, to the letter, using

    It worked great.
    I added the text widget, but I don’t know how to get the info from blog post (only in draft form currently) into the text widget so that is shows up in the side bar.

    Specifically, when I go to cut and paste the Donate image into the text widget, I get the donate image fine, but there is no link, and the link shows up below it in html.

    I know there have been lots of question about the donate button – I’ve read most of them – but I haven’t found a solution for this other than telling people to reread the instructions. Like I said, the instructions are great, but I don’t see specifically how to get the info in the widget.

    The blog I need help with is



    Hey, I feel ya. But I think I have the answer. You need to use the image widget! You upload your Donate image and there is a spot in the upload form for the link. Just put the link there for the Donate button and Wha-Lah! It works perfectly! I know, because I just did it! Susan


    Thanks Susan – I’m messing around with it, but I still can’t make it work. I copied the image widget areas here. I can get the email link from pay pay to stay in the
    Link URL (when the image is clicked) area.

    But – well -now I’m just pasting stuff everywhere because I’m so frustrated and nothing is working. I finally got the word “Donate” to show up, but with no button or link. II think I’m just giving up -but thanks for the attempt to help – I appreciate it!



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    Some of the limitation is in the Paypal buttons! Only the simple, “Buy Now” button & simple “Donate” button works with WordPress that I’ve seen. The reason they work is because they give a specific https link to put ‘behind’ the image in the image widget. Are you trying to put the html code into the widget or the reference link for the image? you can only put a real link in it. That is why I can’t use the more sophisticated Paypal buttons- most of them require the implementation of html!

    That’s all I know! I leave you to the experts! Good luck!


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