How to Add PayPal to Your WordPress Site

How to Add PayPal to Your WordPress Site?

There are plenty of free and simple ways to add PayPal to WordPress.

Today I will provide a quick intro to 4 possible ways to accept payments from PayPal on your web site.

How to install and use the PayPal for Digital Goods plugin.How to install and use the PayPal Donations plugin.

How to install and use the WP Easy Paypal Payment Accept plugin.How to install and use the WordPress Simple Paypal Shopping Cart plugin.

Please be sure that you have a PayPal account.From within your WordPress Dashboard, click Plugins, then Add New.Do a search for: PayPal for Digital GoodsClick Install Now, then Activate.Click Settings, then PayPal for Digital Goods.Enter the desired Currency and default text for the Buy Now buttons.Enter in the PayPal Credentials which include: PayPal API Username, PayPal API Password and PayPal API Signature.You can test in Sandbox Mode, but be sure to click the Live Mode box when ready.Click the Save Changes button after making any changes.Edit a WordPress page where you have a digital file for sale, and use the following Shortcode: paypal_for_digital_goods with the parameters: name, price, url and button_textCustomize the shortcode for your needs.Update the page, then view it on the site for testing.[paypal_for_digital_goods name=”My eBook” price=”25″ url=”http://your-domain.com/my-ebook-file.zip” button_text=”Buy Now”]From within your WordPress Dashboard, click Plugins, then Add New.Do a search for: PayPal DonationsClick Install Now, then Activate.Click Settings, then PayPal Donations.Add your PayPal email address in the PayPal Account box.Add in any Optional and Default settings.Click Save Changes.Go to Appearance, then Customize.Click Widgets.Choose a Widget Location such as Sidebar.Click Add a Widget.Scroll down and find PayPal Donations, and click it.Fill out your preferences for the different options, otherwise the defaults from the previous steps will be used.Optionally, click the Visibility button to customize where the Widget gets displayed on the site.Preview the Widget in the Live Preview screen on the right.From within your WordPress Dashboard, click Plugins, then Add New.Do a search for: WP Easy Paypal Payment AcceptClick Install Now, then Activate.Click Settings, then WP PayPal Payment.Add your PayPal Email Address.Edit any of the optional and required settings to suit your needs.Click Update Options.Edit a WordPress page where you want to display this payment form, and use the followi

ng Shortcode: wp_paypal_paymentUpdate the page, then view it on the site for testing.From within your WordPress Dashboard, click Plugins, then Add New.Do a search for: WordPress Simple Paypal Shopping CartClick Install Now, then Activate.Click Settings, then WP Shopping Cart.Add your PayPal Email Address.Add in any Optional and Default settings.Click Update Options.Edit a WordPress page where you have a product for sale, and use the following Shortcode: wp_cart_button with the parameters: name and priceYou can use the following shortcode on the same page to show the shopping cart if desired: show_wp_shopping_cart

 

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