Plugins And Shortcodes for PayPal Buy Now Buttons

Plugins And Shortcodes for PayPal Buy Now Buttons


Being in Covid-19, it is now, possibly, more important to understand all Ecommerce options available. I have personally found that PayPal is such a dynamic payment platform, and we have compiled this list of articles to help explain the options for Shortcodes and plugins for PayPal buy-now buttons for your WordPress website.

PayPal Buy Now Buttons:

[1]While there are many different ways around collecting payments for either goods or services on a website, among the simplest is a PayPal Buy Now Button. A Buy Now button allows the customer to directly enter their payment details and purchase an item while bypassing a checkout page. These payment methods are commonly seen on websites where the customer would ever only be purchasing one item at any given time.

A PayPal Buy Now button can be created directly from your PayPal account. However, the simplest and most effective way to add a payment button to your WordPress website is by using a plugin such as the WP Easy PayPal Payment Accept. The best part about using a plugin is once you have supplied your PayPal address, you will not need to leave your WordPress website to set up more PayPal Buy Now buttons. In fact, the WP Easy PayPal Accept Plugin only requires a PayPal address to start receiving money from your customers.

If you implement a PayPal Buy Now Button, all payments will go directly to your PayPal account. This money can then be transferred to a bank account or spent online. While there is no cost associated with creating a PayPal Buy Now button, PayPal charges a per transaction-based fee, which you can read more about.

[2]Simple PayPal Buy Now Button


Simple PayPal Buy Now button plugin allows you to add the PayPal Buy Now button to your site using a shortcode.

  • Create a PayPal button
  • Place PayPal Buy Now button shortcode on any post and page.
  • Place PayPal Buy Now button shortcode on the widget.
  • Place PayPal Buy Now button shortcode in a template file.

[wpcsimple_button email=’’ size=’large’ amount =’15.00′ name=’T-shirt’ currency_code= ‘USD’]

<?php echo do_shortcode(‘[wpcsimple_button]’); ?>

Currency Code

  • ‘AUD’ => ‘Australian Dollars (A $)’
  • ‘BRL’ => ‘Brazilian Real’
  • ‘CAD’ => ‘Canadian Dollars (C $)’
  • ‘CZK’ => ‘Czech Koruna’
  • ‘DKK’ => ‘Danish Krone’
  • ‘EUR’ => ‘Euros (€)’,
  • ‘HKD’ => ‘Hong Kong Dollar ($)’
  • ‘HUF’ => ‘Hungarian Forint’
  • ‘ILS’ => ‘Israeli New Shekel’
  • ‘JPY’ => ‘Yen (¥)’
  • ‘MYR’ => ‘Malaysian Ringgit’
  • ‘MXN’ => ‘Mexican Peso’
  • ‘NOK’ => ‘Norwegian Krone’
  • ‘NZD’ => ‘New Zealand Dollar ($)’
  • ‘PHP’ => ‘Philippine Peso’
  • ‘PLN’ => ‘Polish Zloty’
  • ‘GBP’ => ‘Pounds Sterling (£)’
  • ‘RUB’ => ‘Russian Ruble’
  • ‘SGD’ => ‘Singapore Dollar ($)’
  • ‘SEK’ => ‘Swedish Krona’
  • ‘CHF’ => ‘Swiss Franc’
  • ‘TWD’ => ‘Taiwan New Dollar’
  • ‘THB’ => ‘Thai Baht’
  • ‘TRY’ => ‘Turkish Lira’
  • ‘USD’ => ‘US Dollars’
  • email => Your email address associated with your PayPal account.
  • name => Description of item being sold.
  • amount => The amount associated with item
  • currency_code => The currency of the payment. Default is USD.
  • lc = > The locale of the checkout login or sign-up page. for example en_GB
  • paymentaction => sale or authorization.
  • return => The URL to which PayPal redirects buyers’ browser after they complete their payments.
  • cancel_return => URL to which PayPal redirects the buyers’ browsers if they cancel checkout before completing their payments.

[3]WordPress PayPal Plugin

WordPress PayPal plugin connects PayPal to your WordPress site and makes e-commerce available for you. With the WordPress PayPal plugin, you can create various types of buttons such as Add to Cart, Buy Now, Donation or Subscription with a simple shortcode to accept your users’ PayPal payments. This plugin allows both one-time and recurring subscription payments so that you can run your online store with great ease.

WP PayPal plugin uses the PayPal Payments Standard API to create a fast, easy, and intuitive checkout process for your customer. With one simple shortcode, you can add a secure payment button to your website that lets you accept credit card, debit card, and PayPal payments from any mobile device, tablet, or PC.

  • Accept PayPal and PayPal Credit (the US only) payments.
  • No monthly fee
  • Accept credit cards and debit cards.
  • The optimized mobile checkout experience
  • Accept one-time or recurring payments.
  • Simplified PCI compliance
  • Accept donations
  • OneTouchTM enables checkout with a click of a button.
  • Accept 25 currencies from over 200+ countries and markets.


If you have any questions or need help setting up your e-commerce website using PayPal buy now buttons, please do not hesitate to call today. has compiled this article, and all of the reference links are listed below.