Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal

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Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal jpgraz11 2/19/09 11:33 AM
We want to be able to accept payments for a bicycle club on our website for ride fees and/or merchandise (bike shirts/shorts that are custom made for our team).
 
I see a PayPal gadget, but don't understand how we can accept payments, route them through PayPal, and into our team bank account.
 
Can anyone explain how to add this to our website?
 
thanks!
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal Sites4SoreEyes 2/19/09 12:30 PM
Hi jpgraz11,

This question seems more like a PayPal question, rather than Google Groups. You could try looking here:

https://www.paypal.com/helpcenter/main.jsp;jsessionid=JdBJW6bQyTGGnLmPY8221pnpy5K4QsNXHnflY9GjGpVJ2jkpkzG5!-2042167574?locale=en_US&_dyncharset=UTF-8&countrycode=US&cmd=_help&serverInstance=9006&t=solutionTab&ft=browseTab&ps=solutionPanels&solutionTopic=800075&solutionId=10310&isSrch=Yes

Hope that helps!
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal Gheldar 4/1/09 8:22 PM
I put the HTML in from Pay Pal and get this:
 
Your HTML either contains unsafe tags (iframe, embed, styles, script) or extra attributes. They will be removed when the page is viewed.
 
I recived the same thing when trying to put a Google map on the page... Is there any way around this???
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal macman71 4/20/09 9:17 AM
do a search for "How to make your own gadget" it tells you how to do what you want to do.

I am finding more and more that google domain is great but has some serious drawbacks.
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal Mike Rice 6/26/09 1:35 PM
A Google Gadget has been created that makes it possible to use the code that Paypal provides in Google Sites.

1) Go to the page where you want the Paypal icon to appear and click on the "Edit Page" button.

2) Place your cursor where the icon should appear and click "Insert" then "More Gadgets".   

3) In search box, type "Safe HTML Bypass" and press the Search button.  (Alternatively, you can click on the "Add gadget by URL" link and paste this URL: http://hosting.gmodules.com/ig/gadgets/file/113665408656268243726/Simple_HTML_bypass.xml

4) In the "HTML Code" box in the Gadget, paste the code that Paypal created for you when you created the button.  Adjust the height and width as needed.  When you save the page, the Paypal button will appear exactly as it is shown in the Paypal website with full functionality.

Note: When users' click on the icon, the Paypal payment page will appear in the same browser window.  I have not figured out how to get it to open in a new window.
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal Jeremy Keith Hammond 6/30/09 5:31 AM
Does anyone have an example of this gadget in action?
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal bcj19 6/30/09 5:40 AM
@all

If you are just looking to collect donations or accept buy-now purchases, you can use the method described in Reference [1] below.  Otherwise, you'll need to use a bypass gadget (as described above), or create your own custom gadget as described in Reference [2] below.

~ b
kccloudsolutions.com
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal Mike Rice 6/30/09 7:22 AM
The gadget I described above also works for shopping carts.  Here is the link to the test page I created on Google sites that demonstrates this.  Note: though it is a test page, it is nonetheless real, and if you enter your credit card number or Paypal account, you will be making a purchase.  http://sites.google.com/a/esconcertband.org/www/test-1
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal Mike Rice 6/30/09 8:57 PM
As a follow on, I have also added a Paypal dropdown example to the same test page as above (http://www.esconcertband.org/test-1).
 
I also realized that configuration of the gadget works very well in Google Chrome's browser, but configuration does not work particularly well in Internet Explorer.  However, Internet Explorer is able to properly use the gadget once it has been created and configured in Chrome.
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal BarryG723 7/16/09 9:53 AM
I was stymied by a similar condition: how to get PayPal to work on Google's Sites.  The Input Type statement is rejected.  

Did not notice Mike Rice's "gadget" until just now.  Opted instead to use an alternative solution:  I created a page within blogspot.com that looks like a page from the web site.  (The PayPal code functions well on Blogger.)  Then made a link to connect the page on blogspot.com to Sites via a new window.

Incidentally I also tried to use Authorize.net's button on blogger.  Could never get the HTML code to work properly over there.  But PayPal is up and running in blogger.  Most users will not realize they've been shifted to another site within Google which allows PayPal to function.

Hope this helps.
BarryG
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal Morten Kjærulff 7/30/09 12:14 AM
Hi,

You can change
  <form action=...
to
  <form target="_blank" action=...
to have it open in a new window/tab, or to
  <form target="_top" action=...
to have it open "on top" of current page. I think Mike already did that on his test page.

My question: When I press one of Mike's buttons (http://www.esconcertband.org/test-1), the heading on the next page is "El Segundo Community Concert Band", but when I press one of my own buttons (http://www.mortenkjarulff.dk/test/paypal/donate), my email is displayed. How can I change that? (I know it is not a gsite question, but a paypal question).

/Morten
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal Mike Rice 8/5/09 5:41 PM
I am pasting the code here so you can see how I did it:

<div style="margin-top:5px;display:block;margin-bottom:5px;margin-right:auto;zoom:1;text-align:left"><a href="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&amp;hosted_button_id=7297526" imageanchor="1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://sites.google.com/a/esconcertband.org/www/documents/PaypalDonationLogo.gif"></a></div>

The [target="_blank"] code is what causes the PayPal payment page to open in a new window. PayPal places our company's name at the top of the page automatically.

I also got Google's notice that Sites now supports code that they used to deem as dangerous (which included PayPal's code). This enables us to paste PayPal's website code directly into a page on Sites (you must be in HTML mode in the page for this to work). I tried it and it works properly using Google's Chrome browser. But it does not work properly in Internet Explorer. If you want to check it out, I added it to the test page on my site. It's the one at the bottom of the page. Here is the link:

Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal Sites Mike 8/6/09 4:05 PM
Excellent post Mike Rice!
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal Mike Rice 8/7/09 6:29 AM
I made one change (I added "target=_blank") to the PayPal code that I pasted directly into Sites, and that seems to have fixed the error I was getting in Internet Explorer.  Sites automatically moves the code into what it calls a "snippet".  It appears like it's the same approach that "Safe HTML Bypass" uses, except that instead of inserting a gadget, Sites now automatically detects the code it can't handle directly and places into a snippet.  You have to be in HTML edit mode in Sites for this to work.
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal creditdetailer 11/1/09 1:49 PM
For anyone else who doesn't want to mess with HTML editing, you can use the featured EMBED gadget too.

INSERT > MORE GADGETS > FEATURED > EMBED
then paste the button code. 
(I guess I am mentioning it because it will be easier to go back and edit the button code if needed (vs. opening your entire page in HTML view which could be confusing to novice users)
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal BarryG723 11/18/09 5:36 AM
We inserted PayPal into a table...each item/row has a unique BuyNow button.
The PayPal window was the same width as the column.
This chopped off a lot of the interaction with PayPal - one had to use the slide button to move around.

Mike Rice indicated "one change (I added "target=_blank") to the PayPal code that I pasted directly into Sites".
The "target=blank" command also eliminated the small window problem.
Once PayPal's BuyNow is selected, a full window is shown for the user to enter name, address, etc.
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal EurekaWildcat 5/12/10 7:34 AM
FOUND IT!   On another site referrencing iframes.  instead of _blank, use target='_paypal' in the form tag.  As so:

<form target='_paypal' action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post">

By adding in that to the first line of the PayPal embed code it seemed to work for me.
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal Striderbikeuk 9/6/10 7:22 AM
I use mori's code wrapper off more gadgets to paste in paypal standard cart buttons. Has anyone manged to integrate a shopping cart (and which one) with paypal payments pro?? I can't figure out if i can do this
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal JOmega 2/28/11 12:02 PM
Thanks EurekaWildcat.. I substituted the first line of the Paypal code with your code.. and it worked the first time.

I have several downloadable (pdf) items for sale and wanted to Host on SItes, but pay using Paypal.
each item has its own paypal button with the return URL pointing to a different PDF file.

Everything is now working..
Thanks again
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal Ruth1981 7/7/11 3:22 AM
Mike Rice, was the code you posted for the main gadget at the top?

Any chance you could post the code for the drop down box gadget? That's what I really want... as I want people to be able to select from a few items on each page when they "Add to cart". (I often have a bath bomb, soap and lotion bar with the same scent). Being able to have a small neat table, where you can tick/enter numbers you want to buy for each item, then "add to cart" at the bottom would be even better... but we can't have it all! (unless you know where I might get the code for that?!)

I also want to be able to show a "view cart" button somewhere on the general website apperatus (perhaps on the side bar), so people can click that anytime.

I take it Paypal will let people return to shopping on the website easily if they "add to cart"...? I don't want anything to stop them buying more stuff!
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal moDonJon 12/8/11 5:20 PM
I am fuming man!!!!!!!! I have been a loyal google customer, using all products... seriously almost all of them. But my ebook site, made in google sites, will not take paypal as many of you here have found out. This should make everyone mad as h%$^ that uses google sites. This is a breech of trust. How was I to know while building the site that I would run into this problem... There is no other option that works... and yes, I have all of the above and they don't work. Sorry, but google is beginning to really s*&(*......

dj.
Re: Accepting payments on a Google website using PayPal bgdesigns.barry 12/9/11 3:40 AM
moDonJon

Stay Calm!!

Inserting PayPal takes a little more time than just clicking the Insert option and then selecting PayPal.  But it is not that difficult although it is better if you work with HTML source.

I have setup ebooks for several clients at Google Sites.  First check what Mike Rice wrote above as it is very helpful.

You can email me at barry@GoldRayWeb.com if you need further assistance.
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