Working with images and graphic elements
Last updated 4/30/2011
About PayPal buttons
PayPal buttons, created by WebAssist.com, make it easy for you to add e-commerce functionality to a Contribute page.
After you create a payment button, you can instantly accept credit card payments from your customers. PayPal
provides a secure, hosted check-out service to process and record all your transactions. If you don’t have a PayPal
account, you can open one for free in a few minutes. There are no setup or monthly fees and PayPal charges you only
when a customer payment occurs.
Note: Your Contribute administrator must enable the PayPal feature for your role before you can use it. For more
information, talk to your Contribute administrator or see “Set page-editing and paragraph settings” on pag e303.
You can add five kinds of PayPal buttons to a web page:
Buy Now button
Defines an item offered for immediate purchase and includes a product name, price, item number,
and other shipping and handling costs.
Add to Cart button
Defines an item that a customer can use to add the item to a shopping cart for purchase.
View Cart button
Is used with the Add to Cart button and lets customers view the items in their shopping cart and
check out whenever they want to complete their purchases.
Defines a service that the customer can pay for on a recurring basis and also provides an option
to setup a free trial period. You can define the amount, the subscription period, and how many times to repeat billing.
Lets you collect donations from a button on your website, or even using a link in an e-mail.
All payment button wizards let you price items in multiple currencies, such as Canadian dollars, British pounds
sterling, euros, or Japanese yen. They also provide options that let you display your business name and logo on the
checkout page. Finally, you can specify a web address (URL) for a web page you want shown when a customer
completes a purchase, such as a “Thank you for your order” page.
You insert the PayPal button and its associated functionality in a page by completing the screens of the PayPal wizard.
Through the wizard, you select button images to insert in the page and define multiple options (such as an item
number, price, and so on) for each item you are selling. If you need help completing the screens in the PayPal wizard,
click the Help button to view additional online help.
You can insert multiple PayPal buttons in the same page. Just be sure not to insert more than one button in the same
paragraph or table cell.
If your page contains other HTML forms, make sure you do not insert a PayPal button in an existing HTML form. If
you add the PayPal button(s) to your page.
More Help topics
“Insert PayPal e-commerce buttons” on page 159
Add an image to a page
You can use three ways to add an image to your web page:
• Use the Insert menu or the Image button to add an image from your computer or website.
• Drag an image from another source to your Contribute draft.
• Copy and paste an image from another source on your Contribute draft.