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WordPress Plugin: Paypal Donate

Allows easy addition of Paypal Donate buttons in WordPress posts and pages. Option page allows you to put in the donate button code provided by Paypal and you use the pre-defined tag in the posts/pages you want the button to appear in.

Download ZIP: Ver 1.1


1. Upload contents of the ZIP file to your wp-content/plugins folder.
2. Activate the “Paypal Donate” plugin
3. You’ll see a “Paypal Donate Options” sub-page in the Plugins page. Go there.
4. Use Paypal’s Merchant Tools to generate a Paypal Donate button.
5. Paste the provided code in the Options page.
6. Edit the post/page in WordPress where you want the Donation button to appear.
7. Add the pre-defined donate tag anywhere in the post/page where you want the donation button to appear.

More details available in the readme.txt file.

Like this plugin?

November 23rd, 2006 at 10:31 am

ok, it’s got it! thnx for the great plugin! :)

November 28th, 2006 at 6:59 am

The options page doesn’t work with WP 2.0.5. It just won’t recognize/load the file.

November 28th, 2006 at 11:02 pm

@Blackfyr: I made it with 2.0.4 and I’m using it with 2.0.5 now. Works perfectly.

November 30th, 2006 at 1:38 am

This works great in my pages, thank you. Could you turn it into a sidebar widget? Or even tell me how to get it onto my sidebar? Thanks Dustin

November 30th, 2006 at 8:46 am

@Dustin: Check this out

December 16th, 2006 at 8:40 pm

Great plugin, just what I needed, thanks. One very minor thing tho… on the Paypal Donate Options page, it says the tag is <—donate—> instead of <!—donate—>

Thanks again

January 20th, 2007 at 1:49 pm

Thanks for the plugin! Bookmarked it now and will add it to my blog. :)

January 28th, 2007 at 11:39 pm

installed and activated! thank you. now i hope that people actually contribute to my wedding.

February 9th, 2007 at 6:16 am

Just installed it and it works great! Thanks! Only I founds that you have to use the tag instead of the

February 9th, 2007 at 5:11 pm

I didn’t see a license agreement on this plugin. Is this plugin included in the Creative commons license as well? .

February 11th, 2007 at 2:03 pm

@Michel: Yes it is.

February 15th, 2007 at 4:29 pm

Hi – has anyone tested this in WordPress 2.1? It’s not listed on the compatibility page.

February 15th, 2007 at 9:21 pm

@Lori: I run WP 2.1 and the plugin works fine.

March 12th, 2007 at 11:44 am

Great plug-in. Works fine on 2.12 for posts and pages (need to paste in HTML mode).

One question, can the code be tweaked or how can you call within sidebar, header or footer php files.

Thx. in advance.

May 13th, 2007 at 6:11 am

Thanks I was looking for something like this for my websites. Much appreciated. I’ll try out your donation button!

May 27th, 2007 at 5:05 am

WOO! Thankyousomuch for this. It is exactly what I have been looking for

July 2nd, 2007 at 1:58 am


This helped a lot. Thanks!

October 19th, 2007 at 10:41 pm

worked like a charm, thanks for plugin.

November 12th, 2007 at 8:28 am

Works out fine for me too , thanks for sharing this plugin with us.

December 12th, 2007 at 4:32 am

The “donate now” code provided by the plugin is incorrect. It should have an exclamation point after the opening angle bracket. Otherwise it works great! Thanks.

December 17th, 2007 at 12:50 pm

its just great to download n use it htanx for sharing it


some guy
January 5th, 2008 at 10:45 am

cannot believe that someone finally figured this out! kudos to you for troubleshooting THE wordpress/paypal dilemma. seemed like such a simple thing, but to my knowledge your the first to actually get this to work (outside of a sidebar) within a post/page.

many thanks

January 23rd, 2008 at 2:54 am

Does this work for all Paypal buttons, Buy It Now, Add to Cart, etc

January 23rd, 2008 at 12:47 pm

I can’t get this to work to save my life. I’m running 2.3.2 with an encrypted Paypal button code that I’ve added in the Options page. I’ve noted the code and yet nothing is happening in the post. Am I doing something wrong? I’d like to get this to work as I think it’s a great idea. Thanks in advance for any support.

January 23rd, 2008 at 12:53 pm

Okay, got it. I was just typing it in the visual post composer. This works great! Thanks!

January 27th, 2008 at 2:10 pm

@Albert: Yes, you can use it for any kind of button. Just paste the code in the configuration page.

February 13th, 2008 at 6:40 am

Works like a charm – thanks so much!

I was ripping my hair out trying to figure out how to get PayPal’s encrypted code to work on my site… this plugin did the trick immediately. Godsend. Thanks again.

September 24th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

This is a great idea. Must find someone with the technical know how to help me fix this.

November 23rd, 2008 at 9:12 pm

thanks. i download this plugins and work my site! :)

May 31st, 2009 at 3:41 pm

WP 2.7.1 – I had to change my paypal code to non-protected mode to make it work for me. But it works beautifully now. Thank you.

August 13th, 2009 at 9:38 am


Thanks for the information,just found this post my technorati news feed section! I was searching for this since past 3 months and i am glad to see it here. Thanking you much


May 24th, 2010 at 1:11 am

don’t work with wordpress 2.9.6 :(.

June 3rd, 2010 at 5:08 am

Awesome. This is perfect for our network of non-profits. Thanks so much for sharing. – James

June 16th, 2010 at 4:37 am

It is a pity that Paypal does not work with Ukraine

June 21st, 2010 at 7:10 pm

Thank you so much for this. Boy am I addicted to WordPress plugins. This one is especially useful. Thanks again.

September 24th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Yes, you are very much right, you cannot open a PayPal account for Charity, if your charity is registered in India, same thing happened with me also, I applied a Charity account for my client and after completing all the formalities they just denied for the account.
I have a suggestion for you, apply for a normal account with some other website and then use it for your Charity website, I have list of websites who are doing the same thing.
You can also try some other Payment Gateways like CCavenue, but in case you are using Vbulletin script, I don’t think so that it may help you. The first suggestion may work for you.

October 2nd, 2010 at 8:57 pm

thanks alot, im planing to get donations …im gona try this plugin , i thing this will work for me

October 21st, 2010 at 7:30 am

Great information. WordPress plugins are awesome and we’ll start utilizing more very soon.

Sales Goat
April 14th, 2011 at 2:47 am

Awesome. Going to share this with my network of starving students who run their own websites.

August 15th, 2011 at 5:11 am

This is great. I know of a couple websites that could use this…

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February 18th, 2012 at 7:36 am

Thanks I was looking for something like this for my websites. Much appreciated. I’ll try out your donation button!

February 29th, 2012 at 8:56 am

If you can get people to donate is another thing..

December 26th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

That plugin is really great. i will use it for good reasons. thanks


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