Create PayPal Donation Button

The step-by-step instruction to create a PayPal donation button and start accepting online donation.

A friend asked me how to create a PayPal donation button to collect donation. I have told him the steps and I think it is good to share with you, too.

Step-by-step to create PayPal donation button

  1. Login your PayPal account, goto “Merchant Tools”. Scroll down to “PayPal Website Payments Standard“.
  2. There is a link named “Donations“. Click it to open donation button setup page.
  3. There looks many fields need to fill in… Don’t worry, you can ignore those “(optional)” field.
  4. If you want to specific a donation amount, fill in the “Donation Amount:“.
    Note: Once specified the amount, the donator cannot donate more than or less than the specified valune.
  5. Under “Choose a donation button to put on your website (optional)“, you can choose a donation button or use your own image.
  6. For “Security Settings“, I recommend to select “Yes” to encrypt your payment button. It will protect your paypal email address.
  7. Then, click the “Create Button Now” button at the bottom of the page to create your PayPal donation button.
  8. You will given a HTML code for the donation button. Copy it and paste into your website. Done.

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How Did I Receive Money from PayPal

For the first time I received money from PayPal, here I share my experience to accept money from others via PayPal account.

  1. I got an email from PayPal saying that someone has send money to my PayPal account. I am provided a link to accept or denied the payment.
  2. Login PayPal account. I can check the detail of the payment and a button to accept or denied it.
  3. Of course, I accept the payment! PayPal brings me to another page, I am asked to add a credit card info and a bank info. Fortunately, I added my debit card info previously!
  4. Since no local(Malaysia) bank can be added into PayPal, I have no choice but continue without bank account info.
  5. After confirmed, the money is in my PayPal account already. Simple and trouble free!


  • You need to signup PayPal and have a credit card or debit card.
  • It is all right without bank account info in your PayPal account. The disadvantage is that you cannot withdraw the PayPal money from local bank, but you still can do online purchasing using the money in PayPal account(provided the online merchant accept PayPal). Read more about Malaysia banks and PayPal.

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PayPal Replies to Malaysia Member

After I posted “PayPal Accept Malaysian“, many users found that eventhough they can send fund into their account but they are unable to withdraw money from PayPal account.

Many asked, “How to withdraw money?”. For the question, I send an email to PayPal and got their reply.

Read morePayPal Replies to Malaysia Member

PayPal Accepts Malaysians Now!

Update (Nov 2009): Now you can withdraw PayPal money to any Malaysia bank accounts. Click here for more information.

The popular online fund transfer system – PayPal begins to accept Malaysia registerations, finally. :grin:

PayPal is free and easy to use online fund transfer system. You can easily set up it to accept online credit card payments at your website! It is great for personal and small business.

Due to the high rate of credit card frauds in Malaysia, PayPal was banning Malaysians from register/use its services. It was a great loss for Malaysia webmasters!

Without PayPal, Malaysia webmasters must register an online fund processing account like 2CheckOut or PaySystems. The minimum registeration fee is US$45(RM171), compare to US$0(free) registeration of PayPal.

Luckily, PayPal starts accept Malaysians registeration. I register an account immediately after I got the news. Guess what, LcF Weblog starts accept online donation now! ;)

My two cents

PayPal opens its door to Malaysians is definately a good news. It will boost the e-commerce of the country, I believe.

With open source shopping cart and PayPal, any shop can sell their products online now and the cost is FREE!

Updates: There are other sound about PayPal at

Updates (9 June): Some users told me that they can register PayPal account, but cannot add their credit card information.

Seems like PayPal open registeration to Malaysians BUT still reject Malaysia credit cards. :sad:

Updates (20 June): PayPal has already accepting Malaysia credit cards! Cheers!

Update (Nov 2009): Now you can withdraw PayPal money to any Malaysia bank accounts. Click here for more information.