Sign Up! Login: Password: New User? Forgot? Support
Top Mods!
Wowhead Search
by sonofsamedi
Digital Clock
by Wolfar15
Admin Forums
Welcome to the GuildPortal Help Community! These forums are for admin-to-admin help.
Available Forums
Forums : Pimp My Site! > Help with PayPal
537033109_Inactive (New Admin) 8/8/2005 3:22 AM EST : Help with PayPal

537033109_Inactive
Posts: 145
Posts With Wolves

I am trying to insert a PayPal button into my web site and as of now have not got it to work.  I can creat the button through PayPal and that is as far as I get.  What must I do to get it into the web site.  How do I insert it into the page where I want it. Where do I copy the HTML code  to.

Thank you for your help in advance:
TopBottom

Kelric (Guild Admin) 8/15/2005 11:45 AM EST : RE: Help with PayPal
Kelric
Posts: 1095
Zomgawsh Poster

create a free-form text HTML box and put the HTML in their, but sure you click the tab that says HTML in the editing box!
-----------------------
Kelric@iglide.net
Kelric 50th Sorcerer--GM of Albions Crusaders of Morgan
Kelric 50 Necromancer--GM of Albions Crusaders of Lamorak
Dalveni 50th Necromancer
Saogan 50th Cleric
Zohon 40st Scout
Admin--Albions Roundtable Raids on Lamorak
bah
TopBottom

Sandy Lewis (Blue Collar) 8/15/2005 2:54 PM EST : RE: Help with PayPal
GuildPortal Support
Sandy Lewis
Posts: 1153
Zomgawsh Poster

Here's how you do it:

1. Login to paypal under the “merchant account“ you set up to accept payments.  I'm not sure if this can be done without one...

2. Go to the “Merchant Tools“ tab.

3. Click “Buy Now Buttons,“ tucked away in the first paragraph that has the title “Use PayPal on your website!“

4. Enter the details in the form.  For item name/service, use something like “Site Donation,“ and give any number for the item id/number.  Have whatever price you like, select the currency...

5. Select the “Buy Now“ button or provide one of your own.

6. Under Security Settings, click “No“ to encrypt the payment button.  Normally, it'd be a very bad idea to do this, but since you're accepting donations from your members and not actually charging for a service, it shouldn't be a big deal.

7. Click “Create Button Now“ to complete the form.

8. Two text boxes with code in them will appear.  The code you want to grab is the code in the “Link for Emails“ text box.  It contains everything necessary to send the user to PayPal to donate to ya.  Here's a sample of what these links look like (please don't donate, lol -- this is just a sample!):

https://www.paypal.com/xclick/business=Support%40guildportal.com&item_name=Site+Donation&item_number=1111&amount=1.00&no_note=1&currency_code=USD


Aaron Lewis
GuildPortal.com Development
Sandy Lewis, GuildPortal Support
Admin Community - FAQ - Videos - Support Tickets
TopBottom

Kelric (Guild Admin) 8/15/2005 6:19 PM EST : RE: Help with PayPal
Kelric
Posts: 1095
Zomgawsh Poster

Thanks Sandy, good to see your still kickin'
-----------------------
Kelric@iglide.net
Kelric 50th Sorcerer--GM of Albions Crusaders of Morgan
Kelric 50 Necromancer--GM of Albions Crusaders of Lamorak
Dalveni 50th Necromancer
Saogan 50th Cleric
Zohon 40st Scout
Admin--Albions Roundtable Raids on Lamorak
bah
TopBottom

COHCorvis (New Admin) 6/17/2006 10:27 AM EST : RE: Help with PayPal

COHCorvis
Posts: 52
Posts With Wolves

Well, I haven't been able to get it to work in a Freeform / HTML box.  It only shows up as the code instead of the actual button.  I wanted to do the button version instead of the email, beacuase the email is just a link.  When I try to add the website version of the code (or the email one for that matter) or the "verified PayPal" button to the box, it just shows up as code, never as the picture it's supposed to be.

Such as :  The following is pasted as HTML:

<Deleted>

The Following is Pasted with Ctrl+V:

<Deleted>

Well, correction, I found another post that ended up working.  You can just use the free form / html box.  Put a picture (the donation button) make it a hyperlink to your donation URL from the email link, then add whatever text you want.  This is a lot easier than trying to figure out how to make the code work.


City of Heroes RavensClaw SuperGroup
TopBottom

magetsw (New Admin) 6/22/2006 7:05 AM EST : RE: Help with PayPal
magetsw
Posts: 1021
Zomgawsh Poster

I had trouble with this at one point too but instead of having to do all that code for making the link an image and all that other junk I used this...

<div align="center">


<input value="What you want your button to say" onclick="window.open('the link paypal gives you www.paypal........', 'newwindow', 'height=550,width=750,toolbar=yes,menubar=no,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,location=no,directories=no,status=no')" type="button">

</div>
TopBottom

538014664_Inactive (New Admin) 7/8/2006 6:37 AM EST : RE: Help with PayPal
538014664_Inactive
Posts: 15
Becoming Adept!

Thank you!

TopBottom

Hatsepsut (New Admin) 11/14/2006 11:37 PM EST : RE: Help with PayPal
Hatsepsut
Posts: 326
Fingers of Fury!

Isn't one issue with doing it this way that once the link is clicked the paypal page won't show the actual email address the donation is supposed to be to?

edit: Is there any way to make the <form> code snippet work on a gp page at all?
TopBottom

538276401_Inactive (New Admin) 12/13/2006 4:48 AM EST : RE: Help with PayPal
538276401_Inactive
Posts: 53
Posts With Wolves

COHCorvis said:
Well, correction, I found another post that ended up working.  You can just use the free form / html box.  Put a picture (the donation button) make it a hyperlink to your donation URL from the email link, then add whatever text you want.  This is a lot easier than trying to figure out how to make the code work.


I'm a newb so please excuse my stupidity. I made a free form / html box on my home page. I then put the link to the picture (donation button) and hyperlinked it to the donation URL from the email link. Everything works except for the picture. It shows up as the picture link and not as an actual picture. So my question is. 
How do you get the picture (the donation button) to show up as a picture and not text?

NEVERMIND

I figured it out
TopBottom

Park Warden (Guild Admin) 2/14/2007 2:28 AM EST : RE: Help with PayPal
Park Warden
Posts: 175
Posts With Wolves

i can get the icon to work, and copy/paste it into free form, yet Ican't figure out when I click on the icon to see if its working..itlitterally just reloads the home site page....doesnt go to paypal..andno it's not encrypted.

 
~Atheina~

Love with all your heart, or not at all
TopBottom

Admins Online
There are   members online.
So-and-so has logged on!
%title%
%message%