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538149821_Inactive (New Admin) 2/14/2007 4:20 AM EST : RE: Help with PayPal

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Fingers of Fury!

Park Warden said:
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.

Can you link to your page so we can see what you are talking about?

Sandlin (New Admin) 3/14/2007 9:54 AM EST : RE: Help with PayPal
Posts: 618
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Park Warden said:
i can get the icon to work, and copy/paste it into free form, yet I can't figure out when I click on the icon to see if its litterally just reloads the home site page....doesnt go to paypal..and no it's not encrypted.

I am having the exact same issue.

My website is

538589095_Inactive (New Admin) 4/1/2007 11:02 PM EST : RE: Help with PayPal

Posts: 41
Becoming Adept!


I just posted in the forums: Paypal, How I got mine to work!
Here is the Forum URL:

I hope this works for you. I finally got mine to work this way.

Pugz R Us


538589095_Inactive (New Admin) 4/11/2007 11:17 AM EST : RE: Help with PayPal

Posts: 41
Becoming Adept!

 Took me a few days to figure out how to put in a Donation PayPal button and get it to go to the PayPal site. But I got it to work.
A little confusing but I will try and step you thro it like I did it.

First you need to use a Free Form Text/HTML Content box.
Click to Edit.

Open another window and Go to your PayPal account and Save a Button picture you like, or use your own.  You'll need to use a host to hold your picture, like, if you don't have the premium paid account from

Next fill out your the PalPal information in the Donation section of PayPal.
Click create Button. 
You will be using the the HTML code for the Email Code.

Back to your Free Form Text/HTML Content box page.

In the editing box click on the Image Manager (a little icon up in the tools part).
Add the URL of the image URL location. example: ( http://  my PayPal image .com  or Photobucket or where ever you have your picture stored).
Click Insert over to the right of the code box.

Next, you should see your PayPal button in your Editing box.

Now place your mouse curser over you new PayPal button and your curser should have a cross thingy over it. Click on your PayPal button now. It should highlight your button with lines and little box things around it.
Now, with all that highlighted like that  click on the Hyperlink Manager in the tools section (a little icon like a globe and a chain link) and open up a new tool box area.

In the URL section paste your PayPal Email Code.
In the Target part scroll and find 'new window, click on that and use that as your target.   _blank should appear in the other little box next to it.  This will open your PayPal link button to PayPal in another window.

Click save to save this part.

Back in your editing box, you should see your PayPay Button and it should be linked to your PayPal location.
Click Save.

That is it, or at least how I done mine and it works.
You can check mine out at my website.
It is on the left side near bottom.

Pugz R Us

I hope this works for you all.
Good Luck.

539369943_Inactive (New Admin) 2/12/2008 4:30 AM EST : RE: Help with PayPal

Posts: 281
Fingers of Fury!

The KEY to this whole process is to make sure that you have the URL link set to OPEN NEW WINDOW, or it will just reload the GuildPortal page!!

Mottie (MVP) 7/29/2008 10:41 AM EST : RE: Help with PayPal
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Zomgawsh Poster

I'm making this post to provide the actual HTML that is needed to make the Donate button work. I've been asked about donate buttons, so I'm guessing this thread needs some examples.

Site setup
  • Create a new "Free Form Text/HTML" content box where you want the button to be placed.

  • Decide which method you wish to have the paypal window open: New window (with text or image) or a pop-up window. Then copy (Ctrl-C) the code from below and paste (Ctrl-V) it into your content box - make sure you're in HTML mode () when you paste it.

    New Window (Text Link)
    <br><a target="_blank" href="PAYPAL LINK FOR EMAIL">

    New Window (Image Link)
    <br><a target="_blank" href="PAYPAL LINK FOR EMAIL">
    <img src="BUTTON IMAGE URL">

    Pop-up Window
    <br><input onclick="'PAYPAL LINK FOR EMAIL','newwindow','height=800,width=800,toolbar=yes,menubar=no,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,location=no,directories=no,status=no')"value="Donate" type="image" src="BUTTON IMAGE URL">

  • Replace the blue text with a description of what the button is going to be used for: "Maintain our web site" or "Donate for ventrilo"... whatever you want.

  • For the Pop-up Window, edit the height and width size in purple (default set to 800 x 800 pixels) if you want to change the size of the pop-up window.

  • Replace the button image URL in green with the link to the button you choose below, or insert the link to a button of your own design. Or if you decided to use the text hyperlink, edit the text in red.
Getting Your Paypal Info
  • Log into your Paypal account (or make one if you haven't already)

  • Click on the "Merchant Services" tab

  • Under Create Buttons, click on "Donate"

  • Fill in the following (add the appropriate information):

    Donations name/service:
    Donation ID/number (optional):
    Donor's default country:

    Choose a button style: (Pick anything. It won't matter because you've already picked one above)

    Button encryption: NO

  • Click the "Create Button Now" button at the bottom

  • Get the code in the "Link for Emails:" box by clicking the "Select All" button below the box, then copying it (Ctrl-C). It should start out something like this: ..... &charset=UTF%2d8
  • Paste this link back into your content box, replacing the orange text and you're done!

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