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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Recently a lot of people have been unable to add Paypal's Donate Button onto their blogs.This is primarily due to a few changes made in their features by Paypal.You will no longer find the Donations tab within the Merchant services tab.Instead I have another solution for you(Actually two).First & foremost make sure that you have registered an account with Paypal .You can open one from here.Register yourself an account and then make sure that you confirm your email address.No matter what you search for ,you will not be able to see the donations page.Incase you get it,if you use it on your blog all you will get is a "FATAL FAILURE"message.There is no point in going to Merchant Services tab and then to Paypal Merchant Services Tab as you will NEVER find the Donations in the right sidebar of the PayPal Website Payments Standard Option.So now we have two ways to fix this:
I.Method (No Visa,Mastercard logo needed)
Go over to Paypal's Advanced technique here.
Copy the  code & paste it in a notepad temporarily as we need to make a few changes.
II.Method(If Matercard,Visa logo's are needed)
In the previously copied code,just replace the following line:
<input type="image" src="http://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_donate_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure!">

With This:

<input type="image" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_donateCC_LG.gif" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!">
<img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1">
Customizing the Paypal Options:
Now there a few things which  we need to customize they are:
1)Replace me@mybusiness.com with the email address you registered for  Paypal.
2)Change the Amount value from 25 to your preferred value by changing the value from 25 to the appropriate value.
I do hope that you will not will run into some errors.Incase you did,feel free to comment & I shall get back to you at the earliest. To subscribe to my posts if you like them.                                     

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