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PayPal for Digital Goods

Allows you to use the PayPal for Digital Goods gateway to accept payment for a digital item.

This plugin provides you a shortcode to generate a customizable PayPal payment button that allows a user to pay for an item instantly in a popup using the PayPal for digital goods API/Gateway.

The full checkout happens in a overlay/popup window and the customer never leaves your site.

This is ideal for selling file downloads via PayPal.

View configuration and usage details on the paypal for digital goods plugin page

This plugin will be ideal for you if you are selling the following

  • eBooks (PDF, epub, mobi etc.)
  • Audio files (mp3, wav, ogg etc.)
  • Video files (mp4, mov, wmv etc.)
  • Image files (jpg, jpeg, png, gif etc.)
  • Excel documents
  • PDF documents
  • MS Word documents


  • Sell files, digital goods or downloads using PayPal for digital goods gateway.
  • Sell music, video, ebook, PDF or any other digital media files.
  • Allow a user to automatically download the file once the purchase is complete via paypal.
  • View the transactions from your WordPress admin dashboard.

Shortcode Attributes

This plugin adds the following shortcode to your site:


It supports the following attributes in the shortcode -

(string) (required) Name of the product
Possible Values: 'Awesome Script', 'My Ebook', 'Wooden Table' etc.

(number) (required) Price of the product or item
Possible Values: '9.90', '29.95', '50' etc.

(number) (optional) Number of products to be charged.
Possible Values: '1', '5' etc.
Default: 1

(string) (optional) Currency of the price specified.
Possible Values: 'USD', 'GBP' etc
Default: The one set up in Settings area.

(URL) (optional) URL of the downloadable file.
Possible Values: http://example.com/my-downloads/product.zip

(string) (optional) Label of the payment button
Possible Values: 'Buy Now', 'Pay Now' etc

Please visit Settings -> PayPal for Digital Goods admin area to configure default options.

You can also test it on PayPal Sandbox before going Live.

Requires: 3.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.3
Last Updated: 2015-7-16
Active Installs: 300+


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