Generating a PayPal Button And inserting it into a webpage Jeff McNear plasterdog.com firstname.lastname@example.org @plasterdog 847/849-7060
Login to your PayPal account at: http://paypal.com
You will need a “merchant account” to generate a “buy now” or “add to cart” button. Go to the “merchant services” tab and select either the “buy now” or “add to cart” option. Buy Now = single item purchase Add to cart = allows for purchase of multiple items
Note: Never paste code for storage into Word or any other word-processing system document, these programs often insert formatting code that will conflict with the button code!
Find your desired insertion point and paste in the copied code into the appropriate spot in the CODE VIEW of the page. If you insert the PayPal code into the design view it will not work When viewing the page locally you may not see the live image – this is because to button image is stored at PayPal’s host and the page requires a browser to make the image visible