Friday, August 30, 2013

How to add Paypal to your Blogspot page

I wanted to add a Paypal "donation" button to my blog. The how-to guides I found online didn't quite work; I had to tinker with the coding a bit.

Here's what worked for me:

  • Log in to your Paypal account.
  • Click on "Merchant Services"
  • Choose "Create Payment Buttons for Your Website"
  • Click on "Create a Button"
  • Under "Choose a button type," select "donations."  (You could create other types of buttons if you wish.)
  • Follow the instructions, then choose "Create button" at the end. HTML coding will appear for your button.
  • Select and copy all the HTML coding.
  • Sign into your account and go to the "Template" page.
  • Click on "Edit HTML". 
  • Find the line that says, <div class='post-footer'>
  • Paste the coding above this line.
  • You can try to "Preview Template" at this point, but in my experience the coding didn't work. You'll need to add four slash marks.
  • Each of the lines that begins with <input should end />
  • The line that begins <img should end />

  • In other words, add the slash mark before the "greater than" symbol on those four lines. 
That should do it. Click on "Preview Template" to see your page, then "Save Template."

If this doesn't work, let me know by leaving a comment below.  

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