With Jetpack’s Simple Payment Button, you can add one or more payment buttons to any post or page of your Jetpack-enabled site, and immediately start taking PayPal payments for physical products, digital goods, or donations.
This feature is currently available to users with Premium and Professional plans and version 5.2 or higher of the plugin.
Create a Payment Button
In the toolbar, click the ⌄ next to the ⊕ symbol. The option to add a new Payment Button will appear:
If this is your first payment button, you’ll see a “Create New Button” form:
Adding an Image
To add an image to your payment button, click Add an Image, or drag and drop an image onto the form.
After adding an image, you’ll be able to edit it to change the aspect ratio, rotation, or to crop out unnecessary portions.
When you’re ready to upload the image, click Done in the bottom right-hand corner and it will be attached to your payment button.
If necessary, you can edit the image again in the future by clicking the pencil icon. To replace your image entirely, click the ✕ icon on the top right corner.
You can add a name, description, and price for the item you are selling. This will give potential customers or donors a better idea of what they’re paying for.
You can set the currency of the item you’re selling by clicking the currency button to the left of the Price input:
If you want to allow customers to purchase multiples of the same item (for example, if you are selling knitted scarves and would like customers to be able to purchase several at once), toggle the Allow people to buy more than one item at a time button below the Price field.
Finally, the Email you add will determine where PayPal sends payments for the items sold or donations collected. Double-check the email address you enter to be sure it’s valid and belongs to you! You’ll also need a free PayPal account linked to your bank account to claim any payments you receive via the button you’re creating.
When you’re happy with the details you’ve entered, click Insert. This will embed your simple payment button into your Post or Page.
Updating and Adding Buttons
Jetpack makes it easy to insert a payment button you’ve already created into another post or page.
When viewing a post or page in the Visual Editor, click the ⌄ next to the ⊕ symbol, and then select the option to add a payment button. You’ll be shown a list of the payment buttons you’ve already created:
To insert an existing button, select it from the list and click Insert:
If you want to add a new button instead (for example, to sell a different product or take a different donation amount), click Add New in the top right corner.
You can also delete buttons you are no longer using. Click the three dots on the far right side of the button you want to delete:
Clicking the trash can will remove this button, and disable it from any posts or pages where it currently appears.
You can also remove a button from a single post or page without deleting it entirely. When viewing the post or page in the Visual Editor, click on the payment button you want removed:
Click the ✕ to remove the button. Be sure to save your changes afterwards!
You can edit any existing button by clicking the three dots to the right side of the list:
You can also edit it directly by clicking on it in the editor:
Any applied changes will appear everywhere the button is displayed on the site.
Taking Payments with PayPal
Please note that your Jetpack-powered site must be public to accept payments and use the Simple Payment button. Private sites are not able to accept payments via PayPal.
When a visitor clicks the Pay with PayPal button, a new window will open to guide them through the PayPal checkout process. Visitors can use an existing PayPal account or a credit or debit card to complete their purchase.
All payments are credited to the PayPal account linked to the email address used in the button. For every purchase, PayPal will send you a confirmation email with the customer or donor’s information. The customer will also receive an email from PayPal as a receipt for the purchase.
If the email you use is not linked to an existing PayPal account and your bank, you will receive an email from PayPal with information about claiming any collected payments. This email is sent after you receive your first payment.
Finally, you will also receive an email from Jetpack when a purchase is completed, as well as a monthly report for all your Simple Payment buttons.