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Offline harpdog

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Absolute newbie needs help installing paypal donation button
« on: December 01, 2019, 08:36:43 PM »
My friend installed simple machines for me and I do not want to bother him anymore because he just found out his cancer came back
He did this to help me as i am having money issues and could be homeless if I can't proceed with my site. Thanks in advane for reading.
I have not idea where to put the code that paypal gave me for the donation button. Paypal says to use an html editor that is a skill set that s over my head. I just want to put the button on my index home page.
Again thank u for reading about my crappy life
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« Last Edit: December 01, 2019, 09:02:33 PM by harpdog »

Offline Sir Osis of Liver

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Re: Absolute newbie needs help installing paypal donation button
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 09:56:00 PM »
Depends on where you want the button to display, and who you want to see it.  Usually goes in index.template.php.  Which theme are you using?


Again thank u for reading about my crappy life

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Re: Absolute newbie needs help installing paypal donation button
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2019, 11:35:34 PM »
I could not tell u the theme only it looks exactly like this one.  Where i want the button is center near the top. I have no Idea where that folder is

Offline Sir Osis of Liver

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Re: Absolute newbie needs help installing paypal donation button
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2019, 11:39:38 PM »
/Themes/default/index.template.php

Offline harpdog

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Re: Absolute newbie needs help installing paypal donation button
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2019, 12:28:36 AM »
not sure what to do but I will try to figure it out . Thank u for taking the time to look at my situation

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Re: Absolute newbie needs help installing paypal donation button
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2019, 08:55:12 PM »
I have a paypal donation link on my forum. I just use a board that redirects to a paypal donation page.

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Re: Absolute newbie needs help installing paypal donation button
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2019, 09:15:54 PM »
Something very easy..... install the ad management mod and paste the code. Display PayPal where you want with the already blocks available in the mod settings

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Re: Absolute newbie needs help installing paypal donation button
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2019, 04:03:39 PM »
Where do I install the mod? the ad management mod? Next since I do not know much about this mod of even know what the mod is can u tell me a bit more
 I found the /Themes/default/index.template.php but do not know what to do after that.
as I slowly go through all of this I want to thank all who replied as this is a very stressful time for me

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Re: Absolute newbie needs help installing paypal donation button
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2019, 04:07:22 PM »
https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/SMF2.0:Package_manager

download the package from the customization site and follow the directions in the above link.

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Re: Absolute newbie needs help installing paypal donation button
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2019, 04:14:01 PM »
thank u very much and just to let u know, I did not know there was howto where the mod is
Your fast help is amazing

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Re: Absolute newbie needs help installing paypal donation button
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2019, 04:39:18 PM »
Well the mod package is installed but now I still have no Idea where to put the info from paypal. I cannot find the info to tell me that
baby steps come after you learn to crawl

Offline Sir Osis of Liver

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Re: Absolute newbie needs help installing paypal donation button
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2019, 04:57:49 PM »
   Why are you messing around with the ad management mod?  There are mods that just do a donation button or link.  If you have the PayPal button code (you get that in your PP account - https://www.paypal.com/donate/buttons), it's not too difficult to include it in a div in your index.template.php wherever you want it to appear.

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Re: Absolute newbie needs help installing paypal donation button
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2019, 05:08:49 PM »
or now you can get the code from the above link, then paste it in one of the spaces provided in the ad management mod.

i dont think this user can do manual edits to files easily.

Offline Sir Osis of Liver

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Re: Absolute newbie needs help installing paypal donation button
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2019, 05:34:18 PM »
Apparently this isn't any easier for him, and installing a mod intended for another purpose that edits a lot of files is asking for trouble for a new user.

Hell, you can stick a PayPal button pretty much anywhere ->


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Re: Absolute newbie needs help installing paypal donation button
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2019, 10:20:20 PM »
I have the code and had it all along I was just trying to find out how and where to install. The read that the easiest way is the ad management installation. Mixed messes have really mixed me up. I will delete mod. I will just ut my paypal email address in the new

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Re: Absolute newbie needs help installing paypal donation button
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2019, 11:21:54 AM »
If you want help with this, attach your index.template.php, pm the PayPal code, and indicate where on the page you want the PP button to display.  When you say 'delete mod' you must uninstall it with package manager.