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The Simple Payments block lets you add a payment button to any post or page, and immediately start taking PayPal payments for physical products, digital goods, or donations.

Are you using our Classic editor? Click here for Classic editor instructions.

Creating the Button
Styling The Payments Button
Classic Editor Instructions
Adding a Widget
Collecting Payments

To use the Simple Payments block, your site needs to have an active WordPress.com Premium, Business, or eCommerce plan.

In order to add a Simple Payments block, click on the Block Inserter icon.

You can also type /simple and hit enter in a new paragraph block to add one quickly.

Detailed instructions on adding blocks can be found here.


Creating the Button

When you first add the Simple Payments block, a few fields will be loaded for you to fill in as shown below.

Simple Payments Block
Simple Payments Block
  1. Upload or select an image from the media gallery.
  2. Enter the name of the item you are selling.
  3. Enter a brief description of the item.
  4. Select your currency and enter the price (without a currency symbol).
  5. Select whether to allow people to buy more than one of the item at once.
  6. Enter your PayPal email address.

The email address you enter will determine where PayPal sends payments for the items sold or donations collected. Double-check the email address you enter to be sure it is valid and belongs to you! You will also need a free PayPal account linked to your bank account to claim any payments you receive.

This is how the product will look on the actual site:

Simple-Payments-Block-Result
Simple Payments Block example

That’s it. You are ready to sell!

You can add as many Simple Payments buttons as you like to your page by repeating the process above.

Read about collecting payments here.


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Styling The Payments Button

For information on how to style aspects of the button, please see our Simple Payments styling page.

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