How to Create a Website with Paypal | Add Paypal to Website

by iconoguest on February 17, 2012 · 14 comments

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In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create a website with paypal.  If you already have a website, we show you how to add paypal to your website. With just a few clicks, you can add “buy now” and “view cart” buttons from your paypal account and start selling your products and/or services in minutes.  And you’ll learn exactly how to create a website with paypal functionality using the IconoSites website builder, where website building comes easy.

Video Tutorial

If you prefer to watch a video tutorial, here it is
(otherwise, continue with the written tutorial below):

Written Tutorial

1. Simply login to your Paypal first then go to this link https://www.paypal .com /us/cgi -bi n/webscr?cmd=_m erchant& amp;nav=3 , then click on the Buy Now Buttons. Please see screenshot below.

How to add paypal to website

2. Next supply appropriate information about the product that you’re selling such as the price, description, and other options. You can click the example link to demonstrate some other options. Take a look at the screenshot below.

How to add paypal to a website

3. If you want to apply shipping fees and tax rate of the product, then please specify the amount. Otherwise you can leave it blank. Please take a look at the screenshot below.

How to add paypal to your website

4. Proceeding to step 2 and 3 needs that you upgrade your Paypal account for additional security but this is optional, you may leave as it is for now. Go ahead and click the Create button.

Add paypal to your website

5. Next is to copy the code of your new Paypal Buy Now button. Go ahead and copy the code now. Please see screenshot below.

How do you add paypal to your website

6. Login to your Iconosites account then click on your Product/Gallery page if you already have items displayed. In this example, we use the Photo Gallery page to demonstrate how to add the Buy Now Button.

How do I add paypal to my website

7. Next paste the code in the selected product you wish to place the Buy Now Button. Please see screenshot below.

How to add paypal to website

8. Click SAVE to complete. Checkout your website and see how it looks. Please see finish work below.

How to add paypal to a website

Putting Add to Cart Button in your Iconosites Webpage

1. Paypal Add to Cart button is just adding a Paypal Buy Now button. First go to this link https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_merchant&nav=3 then click on the PayPal Shopping Cart. Please see screenshot.

How to add paypal to your website

Add paypal to your website

2. Specify the price, description and other options for the item just like what you did previously from the Buy Now Button. Afterwards click the Create button and copy the code.

How do you add paypal to your website

3. Paste the code into your Iconosites Product/Gallery page. Save then view your webpage. You should be able to see like the image below.

How do I add paypal to my website

How to Add View Cart Button

1. Go to this link https://www.paypal.com/ph/cgi-bin/webscr to start creating your View Cart Button. Click the Create Button once you’re done. Copy the code on the next page. Please see screenshot respectively.

How to add paypal to website

How to add paypal to website

2. Login to your Iconosites account then paste the code at the Header section, specifically at the header content. Please see screenshots below.

How to add paypal to your website

How to add paypal to your website

3. Save your work and checkout your webpage. You should be able to see like the screenshot below.

how to add paypal to website

Congratulations!  You’ve just learned how to create a website with paypal.  Now, you can add buy now and add to cart buttons to your website, and start selling your products and services in no time.

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  • Randy

    Having to ask somebody else to add paypal to your site is part of the past, I´m really happy about that. The thing is that when you want to make a website for business that works through the whole process, having paypal is mandatory. 

    • vicky

      I was thinking the same, there is no way to make a website for buisiness purposes or selling without paypal, and this is the easiest way to do it, as far as I¨ve seen.

      • Bob Charles

        HI Randy and Vicky, its pretty amazing that you can start a website so quickly and at the same time, immediately accept payments with paypal.  The sooner you can start receiving money from your customers, the better it will be for your business.

  • Mario

    I thought this was complicated and hard to do, and I did hired someone else to do it like two years ago when we openned a small company with my sister, we even paid to have the whole thing done cause we didn´t know how to create a website. This won´t happen again for sure. 

    • Nelly

       I get you, it happened to us too, but now is different, those days when only the system geniouses created websites ar over, I´m learning little by little but I´ve learned a lot and soon most people will know hoy to make a website and manage it by themselves succesfully.

    • Bob Charles

      If you aren’t familiar with the process of how to start a website, this can seem like a pretty daunting task.  Normally, web developers charge hundreds of dollars to implement this type of paypal functionality.  But with the advent of professional website builder software like IconoSites and a tutorial like this, website building is no longer outside the reach of the typical small business owner.

  • Vince

    Thanks for this tutorial, I tried it already and it went well, my site already has paypal thanks to you, it was easy to do, and I found other interesting ideas on how to create a website on your tutorials page, there are things there I wouldn´t thought before and there is the HOW on your site, so Ï´ll keep trying and adding features to my site. 

    • Bob Charles

      Thanks Vince!  I’m happy you both enjoying and making use of the tutorials.  They are all here to make the website building process easier, and to make your website more professional and powerful.  I’m glad that you were able to start a website and add paypal to it that easily…

  • Mills4

    Two months ago I didn´t know almost anything about websites or how to create a website, now I´m adding paypal to it, unbelievable. 

    • Bob Charles

      That’s awesome to hear!  We couldn’t be happier that you’ve used this tutorial to learn how to start a website with paypal.  Now it’s time to start selling, and make good use of it!

  • Seth

    I´ve seen other sites that help you make a website but this is the more complete and simple I´ve visited, adding paypal seems easy to do for the first time. Thanks

    • Bob Charles

      Hi Seth, yes, it’s extremely easy to add paypal to your website as you can see above.  Give it a try and let us know if you have any problems at all during the website building process.  We’re here to help!

  • stevesbg

    Will this work for my Google blog (BlogSpot)?

  • sthe

    Thanks again for your tutorial, they are so helpfull to equip our websites, we know most of us use paypall for its most affective, easy and safe way to pay, send receive money online, good to know we can just follow your illustrations without knowing computer codes or something, easily expalined, appreciated…

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