Friday, October 3, 2008

Making a Paypal Donate Button

One of my friends has just gotten his paypal account verified. Teasingly, I said, he could now place a code on his blog about being bought a cup of coffee (no less than Starbucks, at that). Since I know he loves starbucks, I got tempted to create one for myself.
So, these are all for the bloggers who want to ask people to donate thru paypal.


To get one of your own...follow these instructions.
(I hope you understand my instructions.)

  1. Get a paypal account! It's so easy to sign up and it's free.
  2. Confirm your registration with paypal by checking your email and clicking the link provided
  3. Log in to your paypal account.
  4. Click on the merchant services tab.
  5. Look at the right side, look for KEY FEATURES, click on Donations
  6. Put a name in the organization name. Mine's Coffee Cup. No donation Id.
  7. Click on customize appearance.
  8. You can choose to have a small button, a big button, paypal donate with pictures of credit cards.
  9. If you want a different one from the default paypal button, you can make your own button, or image, just pick an image you want and upload it to an image sharing/storing site like photobucket, or imageshack 
  10. Copy the link. Note: COPY THE DIRECT LINK! the one that starts with http://   not the ones with html involved.
  11. Click choose your own image.
  12. Paste the direct link to the space provided.
  13. Save your button
  14. Create your button now!
  15. Copy the code
  16. For blogspot bloggers, go to add a gadget, choose html, and paste the code generated by paypal.
  17. That's it!
Tell me if this helps, or if I missed a step.


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