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Does anyone know why the paypal donation button on sitebuilder only allows a set amount to be donated. I run a nonprofit foundation and need the button to allow donators to select the maount they would like to donate and not a set amount. Please help as we are a foundation that supports children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders and want to be able to take donations on our site
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Hello Clive,

I certainly understand your need for that feature. We offer a very basic donation solution with the Paypal button. If you need it to be more advanced (allow people to input their own donation amounts) you would need to find a 3rd party donation form that allows that, and get the coding for that to place on your website.
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I use the embed HTML feature and use this:
<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr"; method="post" target="_top">
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_s-xclick">
<input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="76T7N3R2YVBFN">
<input type="image" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_donateCC_LG.gif"; border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!">
<img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif"; width="2" height="2">
</form>
It gives me a nice little graphic that says donate and when you click on it it takes you to PayPal and allows folks to put in any amount.
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Laurie does the email address associated with the paypal account have to be in the code?
Thank You
John
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I think I found it on PayPal as a button designed for us but it doesn't look like our name or anything is in the html I sent you, but there is that "hidden" name.  I would try it, put in in and preview or publish and test it.  Maybe go to your PayPal account and look for buttons.
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Thank you!!!!!!
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You will get the code from Paypal when you are logged into your account, so they will customize a code specifically for your account.