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Paypal button not working (14 posts)

  1. KeirC
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    When I copy the button info as instructed by Paypal it is changed and then when activated doesn't take me to the selling page but asks me to sign in to Paypal.
    The button is also displayed mech larger than expected.

  2. IanFJ
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I, too, am having the same problem. I just want to insert a single PayPal button on my website. The e-commerce plug-in is too involved for such a seemingly simple operation. Whenever I insert the code that PayPal provide, the WordPress software changes it and I lose the button code. Please help!

  3. transmutation
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If you have a SINGLE item the uses a PayPal button search for a plugin for "Donate" and that should do ya. As far as I know the next step up is the full cart thing (which I have yet to get tot work).

  4. harknell
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    If all you want to do is place a paypal donate button on your site someplace please see this thread for one possible solution: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/145181?replies=18

  5. StefanoFonzarelli
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have talked to Paypal a while ago and they came up with the following solution that works:

    There is a way to replicate the functionality of a Buy Now Button in a way which will work correctly on the WordPress site.

    In your WordPress page where you want the button to go, click the icon used to insert an image. Here are a few addresses of images you may find suitable:

    https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_buynow_SM.gif
    https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_buynow_LG.gif
    https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_buynowCC_LG.gif
    https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_paynow_SM.gif
    https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_paynow_LG.gif
    https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_paynowCC_LG.gif

    Now, leaving your WordPress page open, open a new window, and do the following:

    1. Log in to your PayPal account at https://www.paypal.com/.
    2. Click "Merchant Services."
    3. Click the "Buy Now Buttons" link.
    4. Complete the form
    5. NB: Choose not to encrypt the button.
    6. Click "Create Button Now."
    7. Copy the Email Link, which is in the second box.
    Ignore the HTML code in the first box.

    Go back to the WordPress window, and on the page editor screen click the image which you inserted previously. Make the image a web link by clicking the icon on screen, and for the URL paste in the Email Link which you just copied on PayPal.

    Save the page and you should have a fully functioning Buy Now Button on your site.

  6. chrisdoth
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Many thanks for this. All the paypal button plugin solutions seem to involve switching off the WYSIWYG editor so this is a great solution and a big help.

    Works a treat. Thank you once again.

  7. fredromano
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    OMG This is what I have been looking for for the past 3 days! Thanks for this info about PayPal. You saved my project!

  8. joannakat
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem, only with the Donate button, which I want to appear inside a page. What happens is that I enter the code generated by Pay Pal, and save. When I check it on my page, it looks and works great....clicking the Donate button does exactly what it's supposed to do. BUT then, the problem occurs after I log out of WordPress. I log out, and in my page, I click the Donate button and it sends me to my personal Pay Pal log in page which has a message stating that I must log in before I can perform this task.

    After working together with Pay Pal to solve this problem, it became obvious that each time I log out of WordPress admin, part of the code gets deleted. I tried to repeat the situation three times, and each time I got EXACTLY the same result--the same portion of the code got deleted each time I logged out of WordPress admin.

    I really hope someone can help with this--not only is it frustrating and time consuming, but I'm losing money (I found out about it after someone who wanted to donate contacted me to tell me she was unable to.)

    Hope to solve this problem soon, and thanks in advance for your help,

    Joanna

  9. wickerwoman
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    My problem with the PayPal Donate button is similar, only in my case the PayPal button is located on the right hand side navigation, with the Free Find SEARCH button located above that.

    Every time someone clicks on the SEARCH button it reacts just fine, but when they click on the PayPal Donate button the SEARCH code bleeds through, so it doesn't work. I tried changing the position of the widgets and even went into both codes and recopied and then the PayPal Donate button works, but when someone tries the SEARCH button, the code from PayPal bleeds into the SEARCH.

    No matter what I do, both of the codes bleed through into the others and as far as I know, this is a fairly recent problem, like within the last several months. I too am losing money because of this problem. Not only are viewers not able to Donate, but they also can't use the SEARCH button!!! Help!!!

    Cathryn

  10. joannakat
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Okay, turns out the Pay Pal people provide REALLY GOOD support! They send me a small amount of code that works perfectly. Here it is:

    <img src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_donateCC_LG_global.gif" border="0"/>

    Replace xxxx with your button ID, which you'll find on your pay pal page.

    Works like a charm!

    Maybe this topic is now resolved?

    Best,

    Joanna

  11. joannakat
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Cathryn and others with placement or alignment problems--search the forum for alignment problems. There are lots of topics covering your situation.

    Also, if you're using widgets for your sidebar, try creating a separate one for each item, i.e., one for your Donate button, and one for your Search box. If you're not using widgets, you might want to consider downloading an add-on that will enable you to. They're really easy to use and very helpful.

    Good luck!

    Joanna

  12. joannakat
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Oops, the pay pal donate button code I just posted came out like an image link!

    Silly newbees...didn't notice that you have to mark it as code. Here it is again:

    <a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=xxxx"><img src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_donateCC_LG_global.gif" border="0"/></a>

    Remember to replace the xxxx with your button ID, which can be found on your Pay Pal "Saved Buttons" page.

    Maybe NOW this topic is resolved?

    Best,

    Joanna

  13. wear13
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    StefanoFonzarelli
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #
    stefanofonzarelli wrote:

    Now, leaving your WordPress page open, open a new window, and do the following:

    1. Log in to your PayPal account at https://www.paypal.com/.
    2. Click "Merchant Services."
    3. Click the "Buy Now Buttons" link.
    4. Complete the form
    5. NB: Choose not to encrypt the button.
    6. Click "Create Button Now."
    7. Copy the Email Link, which is in the second box.(WHERE? DID PAYPAL CHANGE THE PAGE? IS IT IN THE CODE? PLEASE HELP!)
    Ignore the HTML code in the first box.

    Go back to the WordPress window, and on the page editor screen click the image which you inserted previously. Make the image a web link by clicking the icon on screen, and for the URL paste in the Email Link which you just copied on PayPal.(IT'S NOT WORKING FOR ME CUZ I CAN'T FIND/FIGURE OUT WHAT EMAIL LINK TO PUT IN THE WEB LINK ICON. SORRY FOR THE CAPITALIZATION.... I JUST WANT THE QUESTIONS TO STAND OUT :O)

    ----

    By the way, I wrote to paypal about it and here is their response regarding the generated codes not working:

    As you are not using any drop down boxes or other interactive elements, I recommend using links for emails instead of buttons. Alternatively, you could use a different web editor.

    I just don't know what to do now. Is there anyone out there that can help me? I would surely appreciate it.

    Thank you.

  14. wear13
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Whoa! Nevermind! I got it... I had to paste the generated codes from PayPal in HTML instead of in VISUAL. (I read someone posting something about the HTML button.... I forgot where or who but I thank you!) Now I can sleep. Sorry for the inconvenience folks.

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