Nice paypal button lite

One of the things that’s irritating to set-up is a payments button for goods and services. In order to do this, you need a Paypal merchant account, which then gives you access to product set-up screens and code to download and embed into your website.

If you’re after a full-function shopping-cart, you can install a number of different systems, such as Shopify which is billed as “Australia’s ecommerce leader”.

But sometimes you just need to sell a single thing, like I did on my blog,

The buy me a coffee panel in the sidebar works thanks to the Nice Paypal Button Lite, which is a WordPress plugin.

Once installed on a wordpress site, you need to:

First, get a paypal account

Next set-up your paypal button (by going to your dashboard, and choosing Settings > Nice Paypal Button Lite) – you’ll just need to add your paypal account email address.

Finally create your shortcode (which isn’t as hard as it sounds).

You start with this one:

[nicepaypallite name=”WordPress Coffee Mug” amount=”12.50″]

All you have to do is add your item name in the first quotes, and how much you want for it in the second. Then paste the code into a post, a page or a text widget.

And you’re off!

Thanks for this great plugin goes to TriniTronic.


Author: gotheek

Sometime writer, full time human.