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11-21-2012, 01:00 PM
Unfortunately Paypal only allows up to 10 options in their dropdown menu
I have a need for 15. I am guessing there may be a way to to create a
separate dropdown outside of Paypal with the required number in it then pass
the selected option to the Paypal button. BTW the dropdown options are items
not currency.
Can anyone give me some coding to put into Worpress for this please?
Mike T

11-21-2012, 04:09 PM
You mention WordPress, and I'm trying to figure out if you're creating
your own "ecommerce" system, or using a plugin? Even if you use a
plugin, you can direct it to the PayPal development account (for testing).

I would think that a WordPress plugin would be using PayPal Express Checkout.
But you can create your own system if not using a plugin. And you won't be
using PayPal buttons.

See this:


This is where you can test everything using a fake buyer and fake seller. All
transactions look and operate like real, but they are not real. The site also has
a lot of documentation and scripting examples on using PayPal API for your

So you'll see that you won't be using PayPal buttons at all.

You may decide to use PayPal Express Checkout ... where you can
build your own product lists with as many options as you want:

You use the developer site to fully develop and test your website, just like
the real thing. You purchase things from your site using a fake credit card number.

After everything is fully tested, you simply point all of the PayPal account
configuration (seller account) to your REAL PayPal account.


11-21-2012, 05:33 PM
Hi mlseim,
The wordpress site is created and I was wanting to add a paypal button with
15 items (not currency). That's when I discovered the limit of items on the dropdown. What I thought was: If a dropdown was created on the wordpress page and whatever was selected the value of that selection could be coded into
the copy and paste text for the paypal link below. I don't have much coding experience so what you suggest is a bit beyond my ability.