Easy way to Add a PayPal Donate Button in WordPress

Easy way to Add a PayPal Donate Button in WordPress is simple by installing plugin in your theme. Upon activation, you need to to configure the plugin.

Method : Adding a PaylPal Button in WordPress using a Plugin

The PayPal Donations plugin, unlike the other plugins here, is donations-only plugin. The easiest way to add a PayPal donate button in WordPress is to use one of the many free PayPal donation plugins. You can get a multitude of donation buttons on your site with a shortcode or a widget. There are options for different currencies, different default countries and languages, as well as using your own button, and a number of other more technical choices.

Start by installing and activating the plugin. Active the plugin, then go to Settings » PayPal Donations to configure the plugin.


You need to provide your PayPal email that you used to create your account and then choose a currency.

As for donation options, you can add a fixed amount, purpose, and reference for your PayPal donations then select a PayPal button style and simply save your settings.


To display PayPal donate button in any WordPress post or page use the shortcode [paypal-donation].

If you need to add PayPal Donations button to a sidebar, you can visit Appearance » Widgets section in your WordPress admin .


The widget has the same settings, so all you need to do is provide a title and text for the donation widget and save your widget settings.

You can also have the option to provide a custom donation page URL from your PayPal account as well as provide a return URL where users will be redirected to after they have made the donation such as a Thank You page.

You can create a WordPress page to thank the donors and then enter the page’s URL as the return page.

Free PayPal Donations Plugins for WordPress

PayPal Donations plugin are by far the easiest and simplest method to add a donate button for beginners.

Few more plugin that you can use for free are:

Here is the Video Tutorial which may use full if you don’t understand the steps. Watch it


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