[ms-protect-content id=”1409″]When you finally click on the “create button” at the bottom of your Paypal Button Creation Page, you’ll be taken to a screen that looks very similar to the screen shot below.
In the screenshot below, you should notice that you have two options when it comes to how you want to display your button.
The default tab is the form code to place a button on your website. (Acumen8.com members, see this tutorial if you need help in creating a WordPress page where this button will live.)
If you created a drop down menu during your button creation process, offering different options and/or pricing, then this is the only option you are offered.
If you created a button without drop down menus, you will have a second option labeled “Email”.
Here are specific instructions on how to add this code to your WordPress website.
Copy the button code by clicking on the button that says ” Select Code.”
Once the code is selected within the window, hold down on the Ctrl key while also pressing down on the “c” key. This will copy the code selected on the screen.
Open your WordPress Dashboard in another window and open the page where you want the button you’ve just created to live.
Place your cursor where you want the button to appear. Then click “v” as you hold down on the Ctrl key to [aste the button code in your WordPress page.
The code must be pasted in the “code” view which is identified as the TEXT tab in WordPress. In WordPress, the TEXT tab allows you to view and edit HTML.
Publish the page and then test the button to make sure it links to a PayPal payment page.
Here’s a link to the page at Paypal (opens in a new window) to help you troubleshoot any problems you may have with getting your button to work.
As the name implies, this button can be used within an email to request payment. You can either use this as the target url within a hyperlink, or you can simply paste this code into your email, and if the customer’s email program doesn’t break the link with a line break, then the link will work directly from the email.
[/restrict] You can also use this link as the target url for an image on your blog.
(Acumen8.com subscribers, see this tutorial for help on how to add images to your WordPress blog from your computer.)
For example, if you have a physical book you’re selling, you can use the email button option to create a direct link so visitors can purchase your book. In order to do this, paste the code above in the WordPress ATTACHMENT DISPLAY SETTINGS for the image. Simply select “custom” and paste the email option code into the ATTACHMENT DISPLAY SETTINGS field to use your book’s image in place of the “buy now” button displayed when using the form code.