Create a Donate button

Learn how to create a Donate button by using the Create a PayPal payment button page.

1. Required Open the PayPal button creation page.
2. Required Customize your button style.
3. Required Display your logo.
4. Required Set donation currency and amounts.
5. Optional Add additional options to your button.
6. Optional Finish and get code.
7. Optional Manage buttons.

Open the PayPal button creation page

  1. Log in to your PayPal Business or Premier account at paypal.com. Your PayPal account Summary page opens.

  2. At the top of the page, select Tools, and then All Tools.

  3. Scroll to the PayPal buttons tile and click Open.

  4. Select the type of button you want to create. The Create PayPal payment button page opens and displays the button's configuration options.

Customize your button style

Customize how your button looks on your site and see a preview of your choices in the Button Preview pane.

  1. Choose your country and language.
  2. If you select to use the PayPal button style, choose to use either the large or small size and whether to show accepted card logos.
  3. If you select to use your own button image, enter the URL for your button image.
  4. Click Continue.

Choose how to display your organization's name and logo.

  1. Enter a URL for your logo and your organization's name.
  2. Optionally, enter the purpose and program. This information is included in the details of each transaction you receive.
  3. Click Continue.

Set donation currency and amounts

Set the currency of donations and donation amounts.

  1. Select the currency in which you receive donations.
  2. Choose whether donors can give any amount or set an exact amount for each donation.
  3. Click Continue.

Add additional options to your button

You can enable the following button options:

  • If the user opts to share their information, enable collection of donor's mailing address.
  • Enable collection of donor notes, which are included in the details of each transaction you receive.
  • Provide a return URL to redirect donors to your campaign, thank-you, or home page.
  • Set account IDs to enable PayPal to link the button to your PayPal account.
  • Add additional HTML button variables. For a list of supported options, see HTML Variables for PayPal Payments Standard.

Finish and get code

To complete the donate button process, click Finish and Get Code. After you get the code, use your donate button in any of these ways:

  • Insert the HTML code into your site.
  • Use the shareable URL in social media, emails, and other notifications.
  • Print a QR code to use on physical materials or at events.

Manage buttons

You can edit, view code for, and delete your saved buttons. You can also use a saved button to create a similar or new button.

  1. To access the Create PayPal button page, navigate to paypal.com/buttons.
  2. If you are not already logged in, click Log in to log in.
  3. In the top right hand corner, click View your saved buttons.
  4. To the right of the button, click the down arrow next to Action and click one of these actions:
    • Edit button
    • View code
    • Create similar button
    • Delete button
    • Create new button
  5. Depending on the action you chose, type any required information to complete the action.
  6. For all actions except delete button, click Select Code. After you get the code, use your button in any of these ways:
    • Insert the HTML code into your site.
    • Use the shareable URL in social media, emails, and other notifications.
    • Print a QR code to use on physical materials or at events.
  7. For all button actions except delete button, click Go to My saved buttons.
  8. The My Saved Buttons page shows new buttons and omits deleted buttons.
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