How to add Paypal donate button to blog

paypal donate buttonThis tutorial will provide step by step instructions to set up a PayPal donate button and add it to your Blogger/blogspot blog. The button is free and once added you will  be able to accept donations to your Paypal account. It accepts funds from other Paypal accounts, credit cards or debit cards.


Step 1: Create PayPal donation button

  1. Login to your PayPal account.
  2. Click Merchant Services tab to go to Merchant Tools page.
  3. Scroll down to PayPal Website Payments Standard section and click Donations link on the right to open donation button set up page.
    paypal donation button link
  4. You will be taken to Step 1: Choose a button type and enter your payment details.
    You will see many input fields, dropdown lists and radio buttons in this step. Just ignore them.
  5. Click Customize text or appearance link if you want to customize the button.
    customize paypal donate button
  6. The customize menu lets you to choose smaller button size, remove credit card logo, specify language and even use your own button image.
  7. Skip Step 2 and Step 3.
  8. Click the Create Button button at the bottom of the page when you are done with the configuration.
  9. You will be provided with the HTML code for the button you created. Click Select Code button to highlight, then copy the code.
    paypal donation button html code


Step 2: Adding button to your blog

  1. Login to your Blogger account and go to Design > Page Elements.
  2. Click Add A Gadget and select HTML/Javascript .
  3. Enter the title of your widget.
  4. Paste the Paypal button code inside the content box.
  5. Click Save, then view your blog.


22 comments to "How to add Paypal donate button to blog"

තරංග​ගේ බ්ලොග් පිටුව July 5, 2010 at 12:38 PM    

hi, in my paypal account doesn't appear Merchant Services tab. do you have any idea about that?

Greenlava July 6, 2010 at 8:44 AM    

Are you sure you're logged in when checking that?

Arun July 6, 2010 at 4:49 PM    

Thank you greenlava. By the way can you share the trick behind the floating social bookmarking widget in your blog. I mean that floats near to the body border of your blog.

Greenlava July 8, 2010 at 7:48 AM    

Tutorial on that will come out soon.

MILITARY NURSE July 13, 2010 at 10:33 PM    

Thank you so much. This was so easy to follow.

ebfareast January 21, 2011 at 2:13 PM    

i can't get it to work. when i go to DESIGN>add a gadget there is no option for HTML/JAVAscript. there is an option for "add your own url" but not html. what am i doing wrong?

Greenlava January 21, 2011 at 9:28 PM    

You have to scroll down the Add A Gadget pop to be able to see the HTML/Javascript gadget. It the 7th from top.

Greenlava February 14, 2011 at 8:33 AM    

None that I know of.

Delbetu March 26, 2011 at 11:27 PM    

I can not find the option HTML/JAVAScript until a scroll down it is not there.
Blogger Help says (Note Gadgets should be placed in some public site)

Jonathan May 5, 2011 at 6:33 AM    

this is awesome!!! all of these tips are going to be great on my blog. Thank you so much!!

Anonymous,  May 18, 2011 at 5:26 AM    

wowzers!!! finally !!! thank you!!!!!! OXOXOXOXOXOXOX

The Night Time Brothers June 26, 2011 at 3:57 PM    

Great tips! Thanks for this.

We got ours up and running at and created our own illustration for it. We have also used it as a signature for all our posts.

We hope the button helps us find people who will support our projects!

natkat76 July 20, 2011 at 9:32 PM    

Thank you so much!! I had a new button added within minutes.

Foot Diva September 9, 2011 at 9:05 PM    

awesome! Thanks!

Anonymous,  October 27, 2011 at 5:22 AM    

Thank you! I wasted so much frustrating time trying to do this. Found your instructions today and it worked! Big thanks!


John October 31, 2011 at 8:18 PM    

Thanks for showing how you can add a donate button. Not every one knows how to do this and it's a good thing people are willing to share information.

A. F. Waddell November 5, 2011 at 4:46 AM    

The new blogger template Dynamic Views looks fantastic, but doesn't have gadgets and page elements. I wonder if Blogger will be all to add those functions to the new templates?

Greenlava November 6, 2011 at 12:46 AM    

@A. F. Waddell
They will add them, it's just a matter of time.

Tim-on Web November 16, 2011 at 10:06 AM    

I like it! seems like PayPal make some changes and re-designed the site. Still the basics are working the same. I like the way you show it here. Thanks! Follow u.

Helene December 24, 2011 at 7:28 AM    

Great! Easy to follow instructions!

TEFILLINBOXVISION February 20, 2012 at 11:52 PM    

Love & Light

Anonymous,  February 29, 2012 at 7:04 PM    

Thank you for the ease and simplicity in setting up the donation button.


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