How I Beat The UGLY PayPal Button Demon To a Bloody PULP 😉
by Rose Mis
I really do like it when "projects" that I am working on for clients turn out well and the final product looks totally yummy 🙂 After all, I really want my clients to LOVE my work and keep on hiring me right … ??? So I MUST deliver an excellent product every single time …
The other day I was setting up a sales page in WordPress for a gal who is selling an e-Book that I edited for her. And I am trying to get the danged Paypal "Buy Now" Button to look just like it does on PayPal's site … nice … neat … proportional … professional … you get my drift ! And the button wouldn't cooperate.
It S P R A W L E D all over the whole page … just like the one at the top … YUCKKKKKK !!
No way Jose was I going to let that UGLY button live on the same page as that beautiful e-Book!!
I was bound and DETERMINED to figure out how to make that button worthy of that page. (Can you tell that I am challenge driven? …. :-))
I put it in a table to "contain and compress" the html … better but not great …
I fiddled with the html code and blew the button up!! I was getting REALLY annoyed by the whole thing … and my client needed the page DONE in an hour and a half … and I did NOT have a viable solution …
I took a deep breath and made some iced tea .. trying to relax enough to get a Divine download …
10 minutes passed … nothing … 15 minutes passed … nothing …
I was getting ready to pick up the phone and tell her I couldn't give her what she needed to launch her e-Book promotion …
And then IT came to me … a possible solution that was so danged simple and easy … I was shocked …
If it worked it would be a PERFECT hack 😉 …oh I have absolutely no doubt in the world that there is a way to do this perfectly with the PayPal Code … however … time was not on my side this morning … I needed the solution NOW !! And since my usual resources had been complaing of the EXACT same problem … I needed to get creative on my own and find a simple, non-techie solution NOW !!
Now the only thing left to do was to make sure it really worked the way I thought it would …
So here is what I did 🙂
I logged into her PayPal Account (yes , my clients trust me THAT much)
And Created A New Buy Now Button
Step 1 – Log Into Your Paypal Account and Create a New Buy Now button
Step 2 – Fill In All Of The Details
Step 3 – Click on Step 2 In Your PayPal Account
Step 4 – Go To Step 3 In Your PayPal Account and Fill Out The Requested Information
Step 5 – Click on Create Button
Step 6 – Copy That Code – Isn't That Button On The Paypal Site Just Beautiful?
You Want One Just Like It Right … ??? ME TOO!! 🙂
The only code you need is the <X82DEF74PNA9J> forget all of the other html stuff 😉
That's The Button That I Wanted For My Client – Beautiful Isn't it???
So Here Is What I Did To Give It To Her ….
I uploaded that photo to her media files (you can use it if you like it 🙂
I added the photo to her sales page.
I linked that photo to her PayPal account with one simple line of html code.
I published the page.
She got her sales page on time.
She got her first sale in 30 minutes.
She was REALLY pleased !! 🙂
The "Secret Sauce"
One simple line of code
Copy that line of code below exactly
Replace the >>> UBFMSMC8L3C5N <<< with the code you copied from YOUR PayPal account.
Then hyperlink the photo with that link … save a draft of your page … double check that the link works … publish your page and you are all set !! Happy Selling 🙂
The Ultimate No More UGLY PayPal "Buy Now" Button Solution
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Rose Mis is known for her ability to translate very complex concepts into understandable, bite sized pieces of information and simple “this is how to get it done now” steps. People are shocked when they see how quickly they get tangible results with their WordPress blogs after implementing what they learn.
Rose partners with overwhelmed, time-stressed business owners, allowing them to have their time back to focus on the revenue generating activities they do best. Her services eliminate the frustration often associated with WordPress site installation, design and maintenance, as well as WordPress Content Management.
She currently serves a group of over 200 business owners on a daily basis, as well as providing virtual copy and content management services to private clients.