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  1. tcedfoundation

    Get button on my free wordpress website

    The blog I need help with is

  2. tcedfoundation

    I have been trying to get a Donate button from Paypal added to my website for a non-profit foundation. Do I need to upgrade to a paid WordPress account in order to do this? Please help.

  3. You could be confusing hosted sites and software installs. There is no FTP access to blogs and no blogger installed plugin capability. Those exist only on wordpress.ORG software installs and no upgrade alters that reality. WordPress.COM hosted sites have some built in plugins.

    No FTP access
    No blogger installed plugins

    If you require plugins see: Moving to Self-Hosted WordPress

    There is no secure payments system here at wordpress.COM and you cannot add a shopping cart to sites hosted by wordpress.COM regardless of upgrades.

    E-commerce options have been removed here at WordPress.COM. Secure payment systems are not available here at wordpress.COM. You need a wordpress.ORG install. Please read this

    Provided you are selling only what you yourself make or a providing service that you personally provide on a wordpress.COM site, or you are asking for donations you have two options.

    (1) PayPal - Know that the only instructions that will work for posting a PayPal donation button on a blog are found here
    Note that the PayPal email link is not supported and PayPal customization options are not supported either This is not likely to be changed any time soon, if at all.

    (2) If you set up an eCommerce site somewhere else online you can create a custom menu and include a custom link to that site in it.

    Some bloggers create a contact form on a page and after the people have made a PayPal donation they provide the link to a private page for downloading files. Maybe that will work for you.

    If what I provided above at (1) and (2) do not suit you, then this guide will explain how to move your site to another hosting platform: Moving to Self-Hosted WordPress where you can set up a secure payment system

    We provide support only for wordpress.COM hosted sites. Our support docs do not apply to
    (1) local installs of wordpress.ORG software on your own server or
    (2) wordpress.ORG software installs on paid hosting, and we do not provide support for them at wordpress.COM.

    Also, note that we do not provide Jetpack support for sites linked to wordpress.COM accounts with the Jetpack plugin so they display on the My Sites account page.

    Some Jetpack solutions are here

    Others are in the Jetpack support forum at

    However, if help cannot be found at either one then they can file a Jetpack support ticket here >

    WordPress.COM and WordPress.ORG are completely separate and have different username accounts, logins, features, run different versions of some themes with the same names, and have separate support documentation and separate support forums. Read the differences here

    If you don't have a username account at WordPress.ORG account, then click and register one on the top right-hand corner of the page that opens, so you can post to the support forums there.
    Resetting your WordPress.ORG password support docs are at
    See also

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