Is it OK to use PayPal buttons on Registered Charity website

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  • #1082288

    miowmix
    Member

    Hi,

    I’ve recently helped April Lodge Guinea Pig Rescue setup their website on wordpress.com (aprillodge.co.uk Registered Charity No 1121002).

    The website is mainly offering advice and giving information about the animals that need adoption, but we would like to include a shop page that allows people to purchase items to raise money for the charity. I saw on your support pages that it’s OK for charities to have ‘donate’ PayPal buttons, but are ‘Buy Now’ buttons also allowed for charities?

    Thanks,

    JJ

    The blog I need help with is aprillodge.co.uk.

    #1082547

    timethief
    Member

    Yes it’s okay to have a PayPal donation button. It’s the only one that we have instructions for here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/paypal/

    #1082548

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    The plain html “Buy Now” button will also work. That won’t support a shopping cart.

    #1082549

    timethief
    Member

    Hi Tess
    Thanks for posting that information.

    #1082555

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Yes, I was surprised by it.

    #1082556

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Also the ToS rules apply about what sort of things one can sell. I doubt that it would be acceptable for a non-profit to buy promo items to sell as fundraisers. ??? I don’t know.

    #1082557

    raincoaster
    Member

    I’ve heard that info, but I’ve never yet seen it working.

    #1082558

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    I have. The reason I learned about it was that I reported a wp.com blog selling things with a paypal buy now button and Ryan M. emailed me back:

    The use of a PayPal button that’s not a Donate button isn’t actually a violation of the WordPress.com ToS.

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

    #1082563

    miowmix
    Member

    Thanks everyone for your help. I knew donate buttons were allowed, it was the other buttons eg buy now and add to cart that i was worried about. The email link buttons definitely work as ive tested them. I just didnt want to waste loads of time setting it up if it wasnt allowed.

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