[theme-reviewers] Paypal donation button in theme?

Justin Tadlock justin at justintadlock.com
Wed Jul 11 18:10:04 UTC 2012

I'd agree with Otto on that one.  Here's an example of how I set up a 
donate page (even though it's not linked in my themes):

Maybe it'll give you some ideas.  Remember, "donations" aren't always 
monetary.  I've gotten a ton great help from people who want to donate 
but don't have money.  They'll donate their time by helping others, 
doing translations, etc.

On 7/11/2012 8:31 AM, Otto wrote:
> 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.
> -Otto
> 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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