February 13, 2009
If you’d like to add a PayPal donations button to your WordPress.com blog, this short tutorial will show you how
There’s also a different version of the video for self-hosted WordPress bloggers.
You can access the PayPal graphics mentioned in the video from this page of the WordPress.com support site
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Poor me. I couldn’t install your software.
WordPress.tv is the Best
GIVE ME ALL OF YOUR MONEY
nice feature btw
It’s kinda hard to understand what it says
Where are the captions?
Since this wordpress.tv launched only recently, more complex features such as closed-captioning are not yet available. We’re working on it!
This is cool. It reminds me of shareware for a donation.
Some people will pay for quality journalism or entertaining blogging. While others will get to enjoy free publications by those who “blog” for the love of it.
HI, Do you have some videos or information, in spanish language, because is more easier to me to apply with success?
We’re starting to get some spanish language submissions, so stay tuned. Until then, you could check out the Spanish Codex
Wow..this is nice man..I love it
waaaaaaaaaw nice nice
i love it
Good video – sorry – BUT > why so blurry and fuzzy??? It’s hurting my eyes to try and see the detail which isn’t there… this would be GREAT if the video was SHARP like it should be.
SHARPEN the videos and you’ve got a winner… oh and I do a lot of training videos myself… I know you can reduce the size and still keep the quality high.
Just a friendly niggle :’>
Mike – I’d recommend pressing the HD button, that should solve the problem. By standard the videos are lower-res to cater for people with less speedy connections (and agreed, a little fuzzy – that would be FFMPEG’s work). The videos are all mastered and uploaded at 1280×720 baseline HD, and with the HD button (top right of the player) on, I can watch them full-screen on a 30″ cinema display. Let me know if that doesn’t do it for you.
I love it! Do you have some info, in polish language?
Thanks. We don’t have any Polish language content at the moment, but we’d certainly welcome it :)
Thanks Michael. I had no idea thgere was an HD version. I do apprecuiate it’s there but still wonder why anyone would want to watch a fuzzy version… I think slow modem users would prefer a “smaller” version but hey – I do appreciate the hd button – it is much better!
Hey – do you know if yuo can do a paypal payment button and have some ind of tracking variable at the end? A sub id like clickbank has??? That would help enable tracking of keywords and such.
Sounds feasible – I’d suggest checking out the various PayPal plugins in the plugins directory and having a scan through the forums on this topic. The combined might of the forums trumps what I know any day.
This isn’t a feature! It’s just a how-to on how to use PayPal.…Didn’t find it very helpful.
I much would prefer a PayPal shortcode.
Thanks for the feedback and sorry to hear that didn’t do it for you. How-Tos are what we do around these parts. I’d recommend putting in a feature request at the WordPress.com forums if you aren’t happy with the way things work at the moment.
Paypals’ bilingual/multilingual support and configuration is non existent.
They would make serious bank if they fixed that. They gotta catch up with the times and drop the xenophobia.
nice information, thank you
Can somenone tell which plugin wordpress.tv use to show this videos.
WordPress.tv uses VideoPress, which is an available upgrade for WordPress.com and can be used in tandem with a plugin for self-hosted WordPress.
Love this – just what I need! I’d better trot off and get a merchant account now … I wonder, did the guy who complained about fuzziness actually start the vid? It only appears fuzzy before you start it because the title’s superimposed. Just a thought. Thanks for the help, it’s duly bookmarked and now I can work my way through at my leisure. Fantastic!
Hey there. It allows me to access this button-making feature without a merchant account (I just have a standard account). Curious if PayPal changed its rules or if a Merchant account was never really necessary for accepting donations.
Also, whoa. I’d been trying to insert my own buttons into my page for a couple days. Didn’t realize it was so complex.
This and all other advice I can find only applies to Donations. What about Buy Now buttons??? There’s no email code generated when you create a Buy Now button, only Web code so you can’t use it with WordPress.
If there’s no email code that uses plain HTML, you won’t be able to add it, I’m afraid.
Wow, excellent tutorial. I haven’t done and put my PayPal button yet but plan to do it in the near future.
I liked the various types of PayPal buttons available on the support PP WordPress website:)
I want to open a paypal account in Bangladesh. But I dont know how to. Anyone help me?
Good work.The information you provided worked for me too.I wish you success.Thanx
I have been using Paypal for years now and would be more than happy to add this to my blog! HTML format is a great way to use it since it can be added very easily. Thank you very much!
i really like that. thanks for sharing :)
GOD BLESS YOU! I thought the age of this video may make it invalid info, but everything worked beautifully!
THIS WAS INCREDIBLY HELPFUL!!!!! THANK YOU SO SO VERY MUCH!!!!!
Very helpful and i really like the HD option to view.
i hope people see the beauty in this simple addition to their WordPress site(s)…
very informative thank you…
It works only in the widget sidebar or in the body place of a post or page of wordpress?
Thanks Mike,you’r a great teacher
Awesome thank you!!!
I’ve found out one thing never to do and that is use “donate” button if you are not an “official” charity. They gave me all kinds of grief over that even though we are a church.
Is it true that you can’t add a “Buy Now” button to your wordpress.com site because WP doesn’t support e-commerce? And also, as Brian says, that you can only add a “Donate” button if you are an official non-profit?
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