Shortcode: PayPal Payment Buttons

PayPal has been most preferred method to buy and sale products, make and receive donations all over the world. If you want to sell few products in your website your will definitely wont prefer heavy duty e-commerce plugins. You would just need a small code where you can put in your product name and amount to charge. Following snippet will do just like that. It will allow you to receive donations and add products to PayPal cart. You can also set thank you page and your company log on PayPal checkout page.


[paypal_button type=”paynow” email=”” name=”Dell Laptop” amount=”400″]
[paypal_button type=”donate” email=”” name=”XYZ Inc” amount=”50″] // Leave amount for user input
[paypal_button type=”buynow” email=”” name=”Dell Laptop” amount=”400″ currency=”JPY” thankyou_page_url=””]
[paypal_button type=”cart” email=”” name=”IPhone 5″ amount=”600″ currency=”CAD” thankyou_page_url=””]


function wpdev_paypal_button($atts, $content = null) {  
    'type'=>  '',       // paynow, buynow, donate, cart
    'email' => '',      // your PayPal E-Mail address
    'name' => '',       // Product or Business Name
    'id' => '',         // Product Number (optional)
    'amount' => '',     //Amount to be charged
    'currency' => 'USD',
    'tax_rate' => '',
    'shipping_charges' => '',
    'btn_size' => 'large',      // large, small
    'btn_display_cc' => 'yes',  // yes, no
    'thankyou_page_url'=> '',   // On payment completion, return to this URL
    'checkout_logo_url' => '',  // Set logo URL
    ), $atts));  
    global $post;

    // Set website's e-mail address if not provided
    if(empty($email))        $email = get_bloginfo ('admin_email');
    // Set post name if not provided, Set website name if out of post loop
        $name = (!empty($post)) ? $post->post_title : get_bloginfo ('admin_email');
        $id = (!empty($post)) ? $post->ID : '';
    if(strpos(strtolower($type),'pay') !== false){
        $cmd = '_xclick';
        $button_subtype = 'service';
        $btn_text = 'PayNow';    
        $btn = 'btn_paynow';
    elseif(strpos(strtolower($type),'buy') !== false){
        $cmd = '_xclick';
        $button_subtype = 'service';
        $btn_text = 'BuyNow';
        $btn = 'btn_buynow';
        $cmd = '_donations';
        $button_subtype = '';
        $btn_text = 'Donations';
        $btn = 'btn_donate';
        $cmd = '_cart';
        $add = '1';
        $button_subtype = 'product';
        $btn_text = 'ShopCart';
        $btn = 'btn_cart';

    if($btn_size=='large' && $btn!='btn_cart') {
        $btn .= ( (strtolower($btn_display_cc)=='no' || empty($btn_display_cc)  ) ) ? '': 'CC';
        $btn .= '';
    $btn .= ($btn_size=='large') ? '_LG': '_SM';
    $bn = 'PP-'.$btn_text.'BF:'.$btn.'.gif:NonHostedGuest';
    $btn_src = ''.$btn.'.gif';
    $output = '<form action="" method="post">
                <input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="'.$cmd.'">
                <input type="hidden" name="business" value="'.$email.'">
                <input type="hidden" name="lc" value="US">
                <input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="'.$name.'">
                <input type="hidden" name="item_number" value="'.$id.'">
                <input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="'.$currency.'">
                <input type="hidden" name="no_note" value="1">';
        $output .= '<input type="hidden" name="button_subtype" value="'.$button_subtype.'">';
        $output .= '<input type="hidden" name="amount" value="'.$amount.'">';
        $output .= '<input type="hidden" name="tax_rate" value="'.$tax_rate.'">';
        $output .= '<input type="hidden" name="shipping" value="'.$shipping_charges.'">';
        $output .= '<input type="hidden" name="add" value="'.$add.'">';
        $output .= '<input type="hidden" name="cpp_header_image" value="'.$checkout_logo_url.'">';
        $output .= '<input type="hidden" name="return" value="'.$thankyou_page_url.'">';
$output .= '<input type="hidden" name="bn" value="'.$bn.'">
<input type="image" src="'.$btn_src.'" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!">
<img alt="" border="0" src="" width="1" height="1">
    return $output;
add_shortcode("paypal_button", "wpdev_paypal_button");

If you prefer a plugin, you may want to check out our PayPal Payment Plugin that has more options to configure.

One Response to Shortcode: PayPal Payment Buttons

  1. Hussain says:

    I was integrating Paypal in one of my client website and having some issues thanks to your Tutorial it’s really help me out.

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