Adding a PayPal button to your WordPress website is really useful but can be tricky so here is how it is done.
- Log into Paypal
- go to this link https://www.paypal.com/uk/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_button-management
- “Create new button” on the right.
- Fill in step 1 only
- Do NOT customise the button
- Click “Create” at the bottom
- On the “You are viewing your button code” page select the “Email” option. Copy that code and use it as the link to the buy option on you page.
What I usually do is add a text box widget somewhere on the site and then do something like this
There are a couple of tricks you need to know to get it EasySpace and Plesk and WordPress to seamlessly work with each other.
Change your A record on EasySpace to as follows adding in the IP to your Plesk server.
Now add a domain from your Plesk Control Panel but do not tick the “www” box.
The URL for your new website is http://yourwebsite.co.uk – which is how WordPress wants to see it.
Now setup a subdomain for your website (tick Physical Hosting), leave the “www” box un-ticked and make the subdomain “www”.
Lastly upload this (modified) index.html
<meta http-equiv=”Refresh” content=”0; url=http://yourwebsite.co.uk/” />
As long as the you set the timeout of 0 (zero) seconds it accepted by Google as a 301 permanent redirect and will not affect SEO.
This means that http://www.yourwebsite.co.uk will also work as http://yourwebsite.co.uk
Why would you want a short URL?
Well they are short and this in the world of Twitter is important because you only have 140 characters to play with. So if you want to put a web address into your tweet then you need to keep it as short as possible.
Most blogging tools will generate a short URL for you, in WordPress for example there is a “Get Shortlink” button at the top of your edit page (this article is http://wp.me/pEQlo-2A for example).
Google now offer a short link tool (you will need a google account) go to http://goo.gl/. This is quite a useful tool because you can create a short URL to anything on the web and keep a record of what you have created (see http://goo.gl/DA0A ).
If you are wanting to save space then Google wins by 3 characters (for the time being).