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09-26-2008, 02:14 PM
guys I want to give t-shirts to the users who donate a specific amount to my site, and I'm looking for suggestions on how I could do this, I have a bare bone idea that I could build on here's what I'm thinking I would be giving away three kinds of t-shirts (white, blue, red), that each one corresponds to a specific donation amount, I would setup a page with the three t-shirts, each one with a corresponding donate button, and when the user select a corresponding button it would take him to the paypal website with a preset amount to donate, but how could I get the t-shirt corresponding with that specific donation?...
maybe there's an easier way of doing this
any suggestions appreciated

09-26-2008, 05:02 PM
Below is an explanation of how to create three donation buttons with
fixed amounts. Then after pasting the HTML code into your web page,
you switch their button image with your own t-shirt image.

They actually click on the T-Shirt image ... which takes them to PayPal.
Once at PayPal, they don't enter in a value because the link already contains
all of the correct fixed amount.


You go to PayPal and click on Creating a Donation Button.
Enter a description and item number.
Click the radio button for "specific amount". (Enter that amount).
Instead of using the email address, click on the "secure merchant account ID" radio button.
Let it generate the HTML (also it saves the button).
Copy the HTML to your website.
Change the image reference in that code from their button image to your t-shirt graphic image.

On your PayPal Account ...
The button gets saved. There's a link to "view saved buttons".
View it (to make changes) and click on "create similar buttons" to make
two more buttons for the other shirts.

Here is an example ... view the HTML code.


09-26-2008, 05:15 PM
I think I get what you're saying, I know you can set buttons in paypal with a preset amount, the rest would be to replace the buttons that paypal gave me with my own like in this case the t-shirts buttons... I can't show you the web page as I only have the layout on a peace of paper... but I think that sounds like a good idea... about coding the paypal script I think I would only have to replace in the <img src= > with my own image, correct me if I'm wrong

09-26-2008, 05:24 PM
another thing... the site I'm using is in wordpress for this should I create a custom design page or should I embed my code in one of wordpress pages?

09-26-2008, 05:40 PM
Mia ...

I edited my post since you commented ... see my post above and my example page.

You paste the code into your wordpress page and reference an image of the shirt.