Wednesday, November 7, 2007
PayPal is the leader in sending money and buying products online. For years people around the globe have been utilizing PayPal to purchase items from places like eBay and Amazon. But one of the great features that PayPal provides bloggers and site owners is the ability to create a donation button. And thanks to the good folks at PayPal - this process is easier than ever! We'll learn here that integrating PayPal on our Blogger blogs takes a matter of minutes and requires no HTML or programming knowledge.
Go ahead and log into your PayPal account now. If you don't have one yet, setup is a breeze. Just head over here to sign up and then come back when you're done.
Once you've logged in, click on the Merchant Services tab. This will be located in the top menu of your My Account Overview page.
Now that you're on the Merchant Services page, choose the option link that says “Donate”. You'll find this under the Create Buttons section.
When you click on the Donation option, PayPal will then direct you to the donation configuration screen. Here you can name your donation (I've simply added my name). A donation id, which is optional; the amount you would like to have donated (I recommend leaving this blank… let your donator decide that). Then select which style of button you like and click on Create Button Now near the bottom of the page.
Our blogs are really shaping up nicely to this point. We've integrated Google AdSense,WidgetBucks, and now we have our very own PayPal donation button!