This is probably a really stupid question...

by Kim Standerline 11 replies
I'm bunged up with cold, and my head is buzzing. I just can't think!

I want to put a paypal buy now text link at the bottom of the page here Insider Secrets To Running Your Own Membership Site (text is already there), and I can't for the life of me think how to do it.

Please can someone help. I think I'm getting Alzheimer's

Thanks
Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author Jose Delgado
    Use an unencrypted button, and cloak it.
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    • Profile picture of the author TeamGlobal
      Hello Kim,

      I hope that you are feeling better.

      I have not done this before but this is how I would do it:

      To create the text link for Paypal you would log into your Paypal account as you did to create a "Buy Now" graphic button.

      Once you have filled in the details you should see the options in the "Add a button to your website" page

      There will be 2 options:
      "HTML code for Websites" and "Link for emails:"

      You can copy and use the code in "Link for emails:" to create your text link.

      I hope this helps.

      All The Best,


      Tony
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  • Profile picture of the author KenJ
    You are not the only one

    In the paypal tabs go to merchant services and select the standard option

    You the nhave the option to create a button.

    Create your button and paste the html into your page

    good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author Jamie Iaconis
      Hi Kim...

      I know, it is rather stupid that Paypal doesn't
      offer text links or a way to do them...

      I make an image/graphic of text and slap that in there!

      (Never would I use an un-encrypted button)

      All the best,
      Jamie
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeLantz
        Paypal definitely does allow text links. As long as you are using IPN, it is secure enough. No need for encryption.

        However, if you do want encryption (are not using IPN), you will have to use a button.

        The URL format is like this:
        Code:
        https://www.paypal.com/xclick/business=EMAIL_ADDRESS_HERE&notify_url=URL_TO_NOTIFY(ie. IPN)&currency_code=USD&item_name=ITEM_NAME(use '+' in place of spaces)&item_number=ITEM_TRACKING_NUMBER&image_url=URL_OF_IMAGE_TO_SHOW&amount=XX.XXAMOUNT_TO_CHARGE&return=URL_TO_RETURN_A_SUCCESSFUL_TRANS_TO&cancel_return=URL_TO_RETURN_A_CANCELLED_TRANS_TO&no_note=1
        Mike
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        • Profile picture of the author Kim Standerline
          Originally Posted by MikeLantz View Post

          Paypal definitely does allow text links. As long as you are using IPN, it is secure enough. No need for encryption.

          However, if you do want encryption (are not using IPN), you will have to use a button.

          The URL format is like this:
          Code:
          https://www.paypal.com/xclick/business=EMAIL_ADDRESS_HERE&notify_url=URL_TO_NOTIFY(ie. IPN)&currency_code=USD&item_name=ITEM_NAME(use '+' in place of spaces)&item_number=ITEM_TRACKING_NUMBER&image_url=URL_OF_IMAGE_TO_SHOW&amount=XX.XXAMOUNT_TO_CHARGE&return=URL_TO_RETURN_A_SUCCESSFUL_TRANS_TO&cancel_return=URL_TO_RETURN_A_CANCELLED_TRANS_TO&no_note=1
          Mike
          Oh crikey that looks complicated. I am using IPN, does it get any easier

          Cheers
          Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author Khemal
    Originally Posted by Kim Standerline View Post

    I'm bunged up with cold, and my head is buzzing. I just can't think!

    I want to put a paypal buy now text link at the bottom of the page here Insider Secrets To Running Your Own Membership Site (text is already there), and I can't for the life of me think how to do it.

    Please can someone help. I think I'm getting Alzheimer's

    Thanks
    Kim
    It's pretty easy actually. You already have the encrypted code. All you have to do is give you Form a name with form=SomeName and add
    <a href="javascript:document.SomeName.submit();">Clic k Here To Buy</a>

    Here's a sample htm file I uploaded for you with your HTML already entered Feel free to view source and copy it.

    http://www.ampleproducts.com/1.htm

    Test it, btw.

    Khemal
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