If you have a WordPress blog and a product (or a few products), you can sell your product in two easy steps: 1. Create a buy now button with PayPal and 2. Insert it on any page or post to allow you customers quick access to checkout.
You don’t have to install a complicated shopping cart plugin (which can be hard to manage and may not even let you know if a checkout fails) in order to sell products on your WordPress site. Just made a buy button and start selling!
Here are the ways to add a buy button and, if you’d like, customize the button image, too…
Create A Buy Now Button With PayPal And Add It To Your WordPress Site
Making your own buy button with PayPal is fast and easy. Even better, because the configuration is simple it can actually be much, much more reliable than using an ecommerce plugin or shopping cart plugin on your site.
When you create a buy now button with PayPal it will use the default PayPal button image — the yellow one that you’re probably familiar with.
That works well in many situations and if you like the default button you can just insert the code into a blog page (or post) and you’re all set!
Customize The Button Graphic With Your Own Button Image
When you’re creating the button on the PayPal site you can change the button to a different image. Just select the custom image option and enter the URL to an image that you’ve uploaded to your site. PayPal will use that image in the button code it creates for you.
The problem, though, is the code generated by PayPal for the button doesn’t always display correctly on your WordPress blog.
There’s another way to customize the PayPal buy button on WordPress that gives you more control.
Add Your Own Button To Your Site And Then Add The PayPal Link
You can upload your own button graphic directly via the WordPress admin dashboard and position it the way you want on your post or page. Then you add the direct link to a PayPal button that you’ve created without using the longer code snippet.
You just need to get the direct link for the button, which is hidden under the “Email” tab when you create the button at PayPal.
By uploading your own button image to your WordPress site and then adding the direct link to your PayPal button you get complete control over the appearance and placement of the button. You customers click on it just like a default PayPal button and it goes right to checkout.
Here’s a video that shows you this whole process. If you have any questions just let me know in our free Facebook group.