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NO PAYPAL?! This is a dealbreaker. (22 posts)

  1. megahurt
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm a long-time user of Blogger, and I was planning to move my blog as well as another site I run over to WordPress.

    As I'm experimenting with adding some posts to the new blog here, I see that it totally doesn't understand the simple PayPal button code that I've always used on my sites as well as my Blogger blog.

    I need to be able to use the nice "BUY NOW" button code supplied by PayPal, and if I can't do that, I simply can't use WordPress.

    Is there a way to do this without having to go in and edit code by hand each time?

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    How about a plugin?
    http://wp-plugins.net/plugin/wpshop/#plugin_895
    scroll down

    Still a deal breaker?

  3. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    What paypal button code are you talking about? Where do you want to put it?

    If you want to put a paypal button in the sidebar, then it's easy. Trivial if you are using Sidebar Widgets, as there's a Paypal widget on http://widgets.wordpress.com already.

    If you want to put the paypal button code in an actual post, then it's less easy, but still doable, either via a plugin or an extremely minor modification.

    So, be more specific about what you're trying and what is not working, and maybe you'll get more specific assistance, yeah?

    It would also help to post an example of the code you're trying to put somewhere.

  4. jackosh
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I use paypal buttons.. they work fine if you use 'em correctly..

  5. megahurt
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I scrolled down on that site, but I guess I'm missing what it is I should be seeing.

    Anyway, I'm using the code for the "BUY NOW" buttons. In all of the other sites I use (one built by hand by a friend, and one on Blogger), I simply paste in the code provided by PayPal, and it works. On WP, it doesn't.

    I want to use the buttons right at the end of posts. I'm aware of the idea that I can go in and edit the code by hand each time, but I'm already able to do it without editing on Blogger.

    I'm just looking for the best, easiest way to do this. WordPress is cool, but if it's actually less convenient to use, I'd have no reason to switch.

  6. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    What does the "buy now" code look like? Could you post an example?

  7. megahurt
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Here is the code given by PayPal, copied and pasted with no alterations:

    <form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">
    <input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick">
    <input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/x-click-but23.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!">
    <img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1">
    <input type="hidden" name="encrypted" value="-----BEGIN PKCS7-----MIIHVwYJKoZIhvcNAQcEoIIHSDCCB0QCAQExggEwMIIBLAIBADCBlDCBjjELMAkGA1UEBhMCVVMxCzAJBgNVBAgTAkNBMRYwFAYDVQQHEw1Nb3VudGFpbiBWaWV3MRQwEgYDVQQKEwtQYXlQYWwgSW5jLjETMBEGA1UECxQKbGl2ZV9jZXJ0czERMA8GA1UEAxQIbGl2ZV9hcGkxHDAaBgkqhkiG9w0BCQEWDXJlQHBheXBhbC5jb20CAQAwDQYJKoZIhvcNAQEBBQAEgYBiHyhQ9K6Z3f0fK6pg04Uiqgqh3RVsCHYfFolFgySmUFvRCKUFPYL2PO9L569Q5l9p/ZHBUzPn4pORkuGV6mUK1Wn95gDE9wqprdG5Kb7hGb75X50T4lSvOGmPZJMmHuWsn77JlLLvcJPvYurxHpO8gUVx7Z5RHnCc70fe1kUWfTELMAkGBSsOAwIaBQAwgdQGCSqGSIb3DQEHATAUBggqhkiG9w0DBwQIzXAd1O3johaAgbDduBkjfW0jyjeC3QP93dHHydpcTXPmFW79jJzdk95ZVozETdsh44eIWOisCgxTsuBAkd26LC7XO7UAvymG8uO6sS5lycYd0PA14vVtccrm2tObhnA23Jo6o/1U0SJIUnZdUmnnmbK9tw1YzMOijz/QJDOfdvHhf0GsAmdKKvbbcaFcE7EVUAbeTep2BblheyqIRc8hilaeqAu1xgDhpJ98i3IAwkOUrNG+lmeA5N9hIqCCA4cwggODMIIC7KADAgECAgEAMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBBQUAMIGOMQswCQYDVQQGEwJVUzELMAkGA1UECBMCQ0ExFjAUBgNVBAcTDU1vdW50YWluIFZpZXcxFDASBgNVBAoTC1BheVBhbCBJbmMuMRMwEQYDVQQLFApsaXZlX2NlcnRzMREwDwYDVQQDFAhsaXZlX2FwaTEcMBoGCSqGSIb3DQEJARYNcmVAcGF5cGFsLmNvbTAeFw0wNDAyMTMxMDEzMTVaFw0zNTAyMTMxMDEzMTVaMIGOMQswCQYDVQQGEwJVUzELMAkGA1UECBMCQ0ExFjAUBgNVBAcTDU1vdW50YWluIFZpZXcxFDASBgNVBAoTC1BheVBhbCBJbmMuMRMwEQYDVQQLFApsaXZlX2NlcnRzMREwDwYDVQQDFAhsaXZlX2FwaTEcMBoGCSqGSIb3DQEJARYNcmVAcGF5cGFsLmNvbTCBnzANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOBjQAwgYkCgYEAwUdO3fxEzEtcnI7ZKZL412XvZPugoni7i7D7prCe0AtaHTc97CYgm7NsAtJyxNLixmhLV8pyIEaiHXWAh8fPKW+R017+EmXrr9EaquPmsVvTywAAE1PMNOKqo2kl4Gxiz9zZqIajOm1fZGWcGS0f5JQ2kBqNbvbg2/Za+GJ/qwUCAwEAAaOB7jCB6zAdBgNVHQ4EFgQUlp98u8ZvF71ZP1LXChvsENZklGswgbsGA1UdIwSBszCBsIAUlp98u8ZvF71ZP1LXChvsENZklGuhgZSkgZEwgY4xCzAJBgNVBAYTAlVTMQswCQYDVQQIEwJDQTEWMBQGA1UEBxMNTW91bnRhaW4gVmlldzEUMBIGA1UEChMLUGF5UGFsIEluYy4xEzARBgNVBAsUCmxpdmVfY2VydHMxETAPBgNVBAMUCGxpdmVfYXBpMRwwGgYJKoZIhvcNAQkBFg1yZUBwYXlwYWwuY29tggEAMAwGA1UdEwQFMAMBAf8wDQYJKoZIhvcNAQEFBQADgYEAgV86VpqAWuXvX6Oro4qJ1tYVIT5DgWpE692Ag422H7yRIr/9j/iKG4Thia/Oflx4TdL+IFJBAyPK9v6zZNZtBgPBynXb048hsP16l2vi0k5Q2JKiPDsEfBhGI+HnxLXEaUWAcVfCsQFvd2A1sxRr67ip5y2wwBelUecP3AjJ+YcxggGaMIIBlgIBATCBlDCBjjELMAkGA1UEBhMCVVMxCzAJBgNVBAgTAkNBMRYwFAYDVQQHEw1Nb3VudGFpbiBWaWV3MRQwEgYDVQQKEwtQYXlQYWwgSW5jLjETMBEGA1UECxQKbGl2ZV9jZXJ0czERMA8GA1UEAxQIbGl2ZV9hcGkxHDAaBgkqhkiG9w0BCQEWDXJlQHBheXBhbC5jb20CAQAwCQYFKw4DAhoFAKBdMBgGCSqGSIb3DQEJAzELBgkqhkiG9w0BBwEwHAYJKoZIhvcNAQkFMQ8XDTA2MTEwNzIyNTMxMVowIwYJKoZIhvcNAQkEMRYEFETr5p5sM97ylz8kbGHvql5kbEYoMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUABIGApDU//0gxf4gpZ5TSZZzxrjuC8YNwXBuKT2YrhaOv78i+RYiR6oTwet2VdS2epfOaLpIG5/mnPhlZlDz3KrOMLqyplXgf+o8Ia6J5DPSJhZqn7jvCRC+3sgDTECXNPYe4uEKoPE6wQA8YuUqZfrU0htaagVUNgTFkz1csI5Ty1mM=-----END PKCS7-----
    ">
    </form>

  8. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Worked 1st time I tried it:
    http://www.comeuphither.com/blog/archives/72

    It may be as simple as you need to turn off the wysiwyg editor:
    admin -> Users -> scroll to bottom left.
    Also go to :
    admin -> Options -> Writing and uncheck box for "WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically".

  9. megahurt
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I don't get it. I have all those options set, and it just won't work. I publish, and it simply erases all of the code as if it was never there.

    The same thing is happening with Adsense code. All of this works so smooth and easily on Blogger. I've heard so many good things about WP, I am really surprised to find this.

  10. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I don't have any problems with adsense or amazon or paypal code. You might double check that you have no checkmark in the box at the bottom left of your profile page in the Options/Users screen (which deactivates the idiocy known as the wysiwyg) - if that's not really off, all your js is going to get trashed when you insert it.

  11. WPChina
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I just tested it and it works fine... it seems you need to turn your WYSIWYG off for a moment to paste it in and then it works fine. Should be no problem. I often add php code into my posts and WYSIWYG corrupts it if I don't moemntarily turn it off.

  12. megahurt
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Do you mean "the visual rich editor"? Yeah, that is unchecked.

    I even turned it off, logged out, logged back in, and tried again.

  13. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Gee.... I'm really at a loss then.... if it's off, it should be OFF. So I don't have a clue now. Sorry.

  14. megahurt
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Not that I think it will help, but this is the blog I'm messing with. All the content is total BS right now, while I TRY to get it all working.

    http://bandgrade.wordpress.com/

  15. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ummmmm..... you forgot to tell us it was a wordpress.com blog. We can't really help you with that here, the forum for that is at http://wordpress.com/forums - it's a whole other animal and there are some caveats re use of ads, js, etc.

  16. rbenson
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Megahurt, all adsense, and such code is automatically removed from posts. This is to protect wordpress.com servers and users.

    all embedded php,css, javascript and some html are automatically removed. Nothing you can do will override this

  17. megahurt
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    what the hell? if this isn't wordpress what is it?! Now I'm really confused.

  18. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 7 years ago #

    WordPress.ORG -> self-hosted version of WordPress (that is, you install and run it on your own web site).

    WordPress.COM -> a centralized blog-host running WordPress MU.

    Basically, for WordPress.COM support, you should visit their forums:

    http://wordpress.com/forums

  19. megahurt
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Good lord... sorry for the confusion. I had no idea that wp.com blogs were so limited. I'm now in the process of installing the software on my MediaTemple server.Hopefully I'll have better results that way.

  20. clivesgt
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    hi

    i also have a problem putting the button on a page. it works fine in the sidebar. i unchecked "WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically" and turned off the WYSIWYG editor. then pasted the html code i got from paypal. i get the paypal error 3005 when clicking on the buy now button. this code works if i test it outside of wordpress BEFORE pasting it in wordpress. i then copy the code from wordpress and paste it in my html edito and get the same paypal 3005 error - so wordpress is changing the code in some way! it seems that the change takes place within the encrypted section of the button code as i checked the usual <form> lines with the original and they are unchanged. i can't check the encrypted code for obvious reasons. anyway, here is the code for hose who are interested to check whether it works within their wordpress page:

    <input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/x-click-butcc.gif" style="padding:0px; width:73px; height:44px; border:0px;" name="submit" alt="Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!">
    <img alt="" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif">
    <input type="hidden" name="encrypted" value="-----BEGIN PKCS7-----MIIHyQYJKoZIhvcNAQcEoIIHujCCB7YCAQExggEwMIIBLAIBADCBlDCBjjELMAkGA1UEBhMCVVMxCzAJBgNVBAgTAkNBMRYwFAYDVQQHEw1Nb3VudGFpbiBWaWV3MRQwEgYDVQQKEwtQYXlQYWwgSW5jLjETMBEGA1UECxQKbGl2ZV9jZXJ0czERMA8GA1UEAxQIbGl2ZV9hcGkxHDAaBgkqhkiG9w0BCQEWDXJlQHBheXBhbC5jb20CAQAwDQYJKoZIhvcNAQEBBQAEgYAlEjezESMqxP141HfAeECsVsqvbwrrcd1EKM4Ot+ZwrH6tRDUxFd5C3UcgOKEBpR87Eom+ieqWB3PazokyHzcdJzfuqAqFSKC+UM7zhXvUILoswnERis0O3e4Mykh5mlZfyRDxGws7Y2eEMsBZIdv8pi3Oz0n70XXdieV/fqNIwDELMAkGBSsOAwIaBQAwggFFBgkqhkiG9w0BBwEwFAYIKoZIhvcNAwcECHnAWpd9vs/ngIIBIHVHOS+fNC6mG7/usqpI7YdS4P6BBbXNkzZ4v0esQqZeqADC0d8SfM0Yx4cDvJP06EPF2J5rjiQPrRMwxY9Zsui28/Wx21jSqKwOlZBIPdRGku7lT0pu6/qq9UdcdVrJekkpcI7xOJJzS2fxj+gbj+9H/3jtzguouNnzNVFt8OgCCWmJ8j3MKjtBjwStmOoWmZveIWLM40yMqmf6ibgWg0Yjlt4RlyWVYYfDGh37SPdHBFpo2QYgQ7NtiSD5mMZum9TZ1aZQfegLDO6ryKKmMxuMpE3a4HsT1WcYEuNDLPCF0SjLLidUerItepnl9zDT7vGtCbzeFm9W6lBUnFoocHY4yddjtVbDxzuCBbl2ijX94XPCwTgPSKdXAQlYxrYPk6CCA4cwggODMIIC7KADAgECAgEAMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBBQUAMIGOMQswCQYDVQQGEwJVUzELMAkGA1UECBMCQ0ExFjAUBgNVBAcTDU1vdW50YWluIFZpZXcxFDASBgNVBAoTC1BheVBhbCBJbmMuMRMwEQYDVQQLFApsaXZlX2NlcnRzMREwDwYDVQQDFAhsaXZlX2FwaTEcMBoGCSqGSIb3DQEJARYNcmVAcGF5cGFsLmNvbTAeFw0wNDAyMTMxMDEzMTVaFw0zNTAyMTMxMDEzMTVaMIGOMQswCQYDVQQGEwJVUzELMAkGA1UECBMCQ0ExFjAUBgNVBAcTDU1vdW50YWluIFZpZXcxFDASBgNVBAoTC1BheVBhbCBJbmMuMRMwEQYDVQQLFApsaXZlX2NlcnRzMREwDwYDVQQDFAhsaXZlX2FwaTEcMBoGCSqGSIb3DQEJARYNcmVAcGF5cGFsLmNvbTCBnzANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOBjQAwgYkCgYEAwUdO3fxEzEtcnI7ZKZL412XvZPugoni7i7D7prCe0AtaHTc97CYgm7NsAtJyxNLixmhLV8pyIEaiHXWAh8fPKW+R017+EmXrr9EaquPmsVvTywAAE1PMNOKqo2kl4Gxiz9zZqIajOm1fZGWcGS0f5JQ2kBqNbvbg2/Za+GJ/qwUCAwEAAaOB7jCB6zAdBgNVHQ4EFgQUlp98u8ZvF71ZP1LXChvsENZklGswgbsGA1UdIwSBszCBsIAUlp98u8ZvF71ZP1LXChvsENZklGuhgZSkgZEwgY4xCzAJBgNVBAYTAlVTMQswCQYDVQQIEwJDQTEWMBQGA1UEBxMNTW91bnRhaW4gVmlldzEUMBIGA1UEChMLUGF5UGFsIEluYy4xEzARBgNVBAsUCmxpdmVfY2VydHMxETAPBgNVBAMUCGxpdmVfYXBpMRwwGgYJKoZIhvcNAQkBFg1yZUBwYXlwYWwuY29tggEAMAwGA1UdEwQFMAMBAf8wDQYJKoZIhvcNAQEFBQADgYEAgV86VpqAWuXvX6Oro4qJ1tYVIT5DgWpE692Ag422H7yRIr/9j/iKG4Thia/Oflx4TdL+IFJBAyPK9v6zZNZtBgPBynXb048hsP16l2vi0k5Q2JKiPDsEfBhGI+HnxLXEaUWAcVfCsQFvd2A1sxRr67ip5y2wwBelUecP3AjJ+YcxggGaMIIBlgIBATCBlDCBjjELMAkGA1UEBhMCVVMxCzAJBgNVBAgTAkNBMRYwFAYDVQQHEw1Nb3VudGFpbiBWaWV3MRQwEgYDVQQKEwtQYXlQYWwgSW5jLjETMBEGA1UECxQKbGl2ZV9jZXJ0czERMA8GA1UEAxQIbGl2ZV9hcGkxHDAaBgkqhkiG9w0BCQEWDXJlQHBheXBhbC5jb20CAQAwCQYFKw4DAhoFAKBdMBgGCSqGSIb3DQEJAzELBgkqhkiG9w0BBwEwHAYJKoZIhvcNAQkFMQ8XDTA3MDIyMjA4NTk0NFowIwYJKoZIhvcNAQkEMRYEFJCv/edBCLE2f7SlKhY9RvPjFn6GMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUABIGAZ2FRcn6xutwsi8JLnJ6q7YOYlv2A93Q4poSaGfs96IwjXqny80F7YNYuGt7T2bhEGrb+5LMIsPz2Ga0i8YXCc++uVSHarI43SfR2CzLHsrvz9hepkUV5aN1Y9IfQ2z74wnLuA3rNz9HyH8DX0a1kURxJmfw2obXKV2Fm0gVZofY=-----END PKCS7-----
    ">
    </form>

  21. tomwarner
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Here are some steps that should allow you to put BuyNow PayPal buttons into your WordPress posts:

    • First upload the image of the BUY NOW! button that you want to use (or create your own). It will then be available locally on your WordPress site. Just right click and save the one you like locally on your machine, then upload it.
    • Write your post and add the image to the posting using Browse All.
    • Click on the button you have uploaded to select it, then click on the Full Size and Link None radio buttons selections.
    • Select the correct insertion point in your post and then click on Send to Editor.
    • Go to PayPal and create your Buy Now button, select and copy the Email Link (not the form code) once you have the button code created.
    • Go back to your WordPress entry (now in process), highlight the BuyNow button that you inserted into your post, click on the link icon from the tool bar above and paste the email link into the URL text box and click the Update button.

    Your button should now link to your purchase page on PayPal correctly.

  22. AmyCelona
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I found a wonderful solution here, complete with step-by-step:
    http://www.webmaster404.com/wordpress-paypal-integration/

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