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[resolved] Donate button - a little naughty (5 posts)

  1. Jason Judge
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Check the conditions for using a "Donate" button with Paypal. It violates their terms (assuming you are not raising money for a non-profit organisation) and you could end up having your PayPal account locked.

    Instead, set up a product without a price, and don't call it "Donate".

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/stealth-login-page/

  2. Handoko
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I just googled the web and found here has good explanation:
    http://netprofitstoday.com/blog/thinking-about-using-that-paypal-donate-button-to-your-blog/

    Thanks Jason for mentioning it and thanks the author for this useful plugin.

  3. PMGLLC
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    I see...

    Some of the most-respected devs use the donate button because it is the only one that lets you enter your own amount.

    However, I hate PP so much, I'm adding a Stripe form to https://www.petersenmediagroup.com/contribute and am just waiting for my host to apply my SSL to that URL. It should be done Monday.

  4. Jason Judge
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Yep - it is used a lot, and it was only setting one up for myself that I spotted the small print and did a bit of searching on what it means (and the potential consequences if you go ahead and use it anyway). It surprised me, and just wanted to spread the word.

    I have found that you can set up a simple "item" for sale and leave the price blank. People can still fill in the price they want, even if it is not a donation.

    -- Jason

  5. Jesse Petersen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    This has officially been resolved. I haven't placed my new link back into the dashboard, but it has a new link here in the sidebar of the plugin area.

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