Selling my products on my WP blog – Can I use PayPal "Buy It Now" button?

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    I would like to sell products I have made and created myself. The primary reason for my blog will be for tutorials for other artists, selling is secondary.

    I found one question in the forum that helped a little:

    I also viewed the information for adding PayPal buttons:

    I would like to know if I can add a “Buy It Now” button from PayPal to my blog so folks can purchase items that I have fabricated and made myself?

    The blog I need help with is



    Someone said they got it to work, but in six and a half years I’ve literally never seen that work on a blog. I use the Donation button myself.


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    I asked about TOS violation on a blog re the paypal button they were using, and Ryan M. sent an email to me:

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

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

    I don’t know much about paypal, but have used both paypal donate and a paypal button for pre-payment for some workshops (not on a site). Never used a shopping cart. And sorry I can’t remember if the buttons I used were plain html or not, or if there was such an option which might work on


    Who is Ryan M. ?

    What do you mean by “work on a blog”?
    I did an experiment and I can add a functional “Buy it Now” button to my blog. I want to know if you mean it will not work because it is a violation of the WordPress ToS

    Thanks for the help.


    Who is Ryan M. ?

    A WP Staff member.

    What do you mean by “work on a blog”?

    Just exactly what you have:

    The blog I need help with is

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