How to Accept payments and donations – Monetize your site with PayPal WP Plugin

Hi bloggers..

Let’s see how to accept payments or/and donations… like the BUY ME A COFFEE function  that we see many times to various blogs or websites.

 

Firstly I have to mention that there are various plugins doing what we want..

Regarding  some are the following:

PayPal Donation Buttons,

PayPal Donation Button and

PayPal Donations

all doing the same thing. They ransfer the desired amount of someone who wants to help us to our PayPal account.

Personally I use the PayPal Donations widget which has been installed 50.000+  times, it has several positive reviews and I found it extremely easy to install to my current site.

(Here , I have to thank you all for suppoting my effort to find and provide you with all the best tips.)

There is no reason to analytically describe the functionality of every possible widget or plugin here.. That’s why I’m here for you, having firstly checked some of the most popular, and I have decided which one is best in terms of safety,ease and functionality and now I share it with you..

Besides, we have made it clear that our scope..is to spent our time just for the basics to reach our goal every time NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF THE QUALITY OF COURSE.

 

Let’s see how to SET the donation..

1. Open WP dashboard > Plugins > Add New.

PayPal-widget-1

 

2.We search for “PayPal Donations” > Press ENTER > We install the desired plugin by pressing  “Install Now“.

PayPal-donations-2

 


3.Wait till “Successfully installed” message. > Press “Activate”.

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4. “Appearance” > Widgets > DRAG&DROP THE PAYPAL WIDGET WHERE WE WANT IT.

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5.For our example “DRAG&DROP” it both to the “BLOG SIDEBAR” area … and “Widget Area“.

Put-PayPal-widget-sidebar-5

 

6. a. Press the small arrow at the right upper corner of plugin. (Red Arrow)

b. Customize the desired text…

NOTE that Purpose and Reference are only shown to your customers when you open or Press the activated plugin.

c. Click “SAVE”

Put-PayPal-widget-customize-5

 

 

7. SEE THE WIDGWT LIVE. We have to mention here..that there is the possibility to set a standard minimum amount.. But in my opinion : DON’T

Customers/Visitors need essential info for FREE and we all need to help EACH OTHER as an ethical behaviour. Of course if you sell things you must be paid or their cost or let the visitor decide the value of your provided info and let him buy a chew gum or what else he likes to…

Put-PayPal-widget-sidebar-7-SEE-LIVE

 

8. WP dashboard > Settings> PayPal Donations.

RECOMMENDATION : IF CUSTOM ICON CHOSEN UPLOAD IT TO YOUR SERVER. SO THE LINK WIL BE FROM YOUR SITE’S HOSTING SERVER IN CASE OF SUDDEN LOST..SO TO AVOID MISS THE BUTTON FROM OUR SITE. 

Put-PayPal-widget-button

 

9. It’s a good idea to place it both in the sidebar and footer area since it’s based on donation.

Now press the button to test the donating PayPal widget.

You will be transferred to   PayPal’s official page..

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10.PAYPAL ACCOUNT SETTING.

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11. a.Appearance > Widgets.

b.PayPal’s site.

Customer=pays-via-PayPal

 

THAT’S IT…

DO NOT EVER FORGET SAVING YOUR WORK…

SEE YOU AGAIN IN OUR NEXT POST.

 

 

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