WEBFI-WordPress-How to Add a PayPal Donate Button in WordPress

Are you looking to add a donate button to your WordPress site? PayPal makes it easy to accept donations on your Website. In this video, we will show you how to add a Paypal donate button in WordPress.

If you liked this video, then please Like and consider subscribing to our channel for more WordPress videos.

Text version of this tutorial:

Check us out on Facebook:

Follow us on Twitter:

Join our circle on Google+:

Checkout our website for more WordPress Tutorials

Summary of this Tutorial:

The first method is to use a plugin and we’ll begin by installing and activating the Paypal donations plugin.

Go to Settings, Paypal donations to configure.

Make sure you fill all this out especially your paypal email and all the other settings.

When finished, save your changes.

Now you can add the shortcode to any post or page where you want the donation button to go.

If you want to add it to a widget, go to Appearance, Widgets and add the Paypal donations widget to the sidebar and save.

The next method is by manually adding the Paypal button in WordPress.

Go to your Paypal account, go to tools, and click Paypal buttons.

Create a new button, fill out the information for it.

You’ll see website or email tab if you choose the email code, you can customize it a bit more so I’ll copy that.

In the text editor of a page or post you want to add the button paste the code.

We can update the post and now we have a button on our site.

Related Links:

PayPal Donations



  • Nostravinci on June 18, 2015

    Very helpful, especially the text version of the tutorial. Thanks!

  • very useful channel, i'm beginner and i aim to wantch all your videos, all of them 🙂 many thanks

  • Tanya Kucey on December 19, 2015

    nice and easy. thanks 🙂

  • und3rgr0undfr34k on February 1, 2016


  • Steven Serra on March 9, 2016

    nice video. It definitely helped get it working . although it doesnt work on tablets or ipads? do I need to edit the html?
    I used the add html element in wordpress. I did the same in mobile wordpress to get it working on phones, but webview on phone or tablets don't work?

    thanks again


  • erdisa gjyshka on April 12, 2016

    can i use paypal if i have the baby plan on my website or i must have bussiness plan to use it

  • John Gallagher on January 10, 2017

    Hi, you brushed on adding PayPal as a widget, could you explain in more detail how to do that please, I'm on WordPress and I get hosting and everything else from WordPress; so I'm not self hosting which means I can't use plugins so it'll be great if i could add PayPal donate as a widget. Thanks

  • Teresa Pitt Green on May 17, 2017

    Hi – Good, Fast, but … at the end … where are the various buttons from which I can choose. Didn't say. Sigh.

  • TheRealKStylez on August 23, 2017

    I have a website already so there is plenty of code there. However I want to add a paypal button to the left side of my content.

  • Maître Renard on October 26, 2017

    And what if we don't have a "tools" button on Paypal… then what?

  • Sandra Rathe on April 25, 2018

    sorry guys, not so beginner for the beginner. I feel like there are many steps missing here that a beginner actually needs to know and I don't see them. I will have to get more help to do this task =

  • Valen Sinclair on September 7, 2018

    My paypal looks nothing like this. No Tools menu, etc.

  • Money Cultural on October 29, 2018

    Thanks for that. I wanna do that on

  • Nicole Fenton on January 18, 2019

    Donate to my pay pal 🤣 jokes btw

  • Animania404 on March 18, 2019

    It must've changed since this was made, the process is nothing like this.

  • Giorgi Merabishvili on July 26, 2019

    Hello, donate button option missing from the button option drop down menu Can you help me about this issue? 🙁

  • Donald A Ahern on September 17, 2019

    A very succinct video; but the text overlay is very distracting. Is that all there really is to it – select the paypal plugin, and add it to any page on site? If so, you're better than anyone else making this type of video. Thanks for the info. Cheers.

  • No MaN on May 12, 2020

    Thanks ! for saving my time .

  • Tariq Naima on December 8, 2020

    Informative – it worked! Thanks for sharing.

WhatsApp us
Live Chat

Office hours operation Mon-Sun 8:00 am ET – 4:00 pm ET

To start your Premium WP or Cpanel service, use our domain search engine, if the domain you want is available, contact us by Whats app to activate your project.

The easiest, fastest, and most secure way to communicate with us.
Please enter your domain.
Please verify that you are not a robot.

Terms Privacy