NO PAYPAL?! This is a dealbreaker.
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?
How about a plugin?
Still a deal breaker?
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.
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.
What does the “buy now” code look like? Could you post an example?
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″>
Worked 1st time I tried it:
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Do you mean “the visual rich editor”? Yeah, that is unchecked.
I even turned it off, logged out, logged back in, and tried again.
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.
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.
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.
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