[theme-reviewers] Paypal donation button in theme?

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Wed Jul 11 13:31:58 UTC 2012

Instead of actually using a direct paypal link/form like that, it
might make a bit more sense to change that into a link to your own
site, perhaps even to a donation page on your site.

There you can control the paypal link, in case it changes or you
wish to use an alternate service or something, and you can "upsell"
the user, thank them for their donation, etc.

Having a direct link to paypal is okay, but probably not the best way
to go about it.


On Wed, Jul 11, 2012 at 2:19 AM, Konstantin Obenland
<konstantin at obenland.it> wrote:
> Yes it is (even a big one^^).
> The mentioned tickets were about obfuscated input values.
> When you use the link version
> (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=xxx)
> there won't be any issues with it.
> Konstantin
> On Jul 11, 2012, at 9:15 AM, Bilal Ahmad wrote:
> Hello,
> Is it allowed to add a small paypal donation button in the theme options? I
> have seen some a few tickets being rejected because of that. For example:
> For example these and few more tickets (none of those are mine)
> http://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2512
> http://themes.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2623
> The notes from reviewers are:
>> Do not use encrypted code for the PayPal? donate link. Instead, try using
>> a plugin like  Paypal Donations
>> Remove encoded input field from PayPal? donate link.
> But some of the themes in the wordpress repository have the same code, for
> example:
> http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/standardpack

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