WP Paypal Shopping Cart Cheatsheet

Posted Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 4:16 pm in Help With Your Web Site

Below are helpful tips and a snippet to get you going with adding products to your site through PayPal.

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Adding Product Shortcode

Product shortcode is how the shopping cart and PayPal checkout know what the product is, how much it costs, and any variations.  Use the following shortcode to setup products. Simply change the code to your product needs. Remember to set the NamePrice, Shipping, and Variation so your shopping cart and PayPal will know.

There are four options to set including product name, price, shipping, and variations.

  • name=”My Product Name”
  • price=”29.99″
  • shipping=”2.99″
  • var1=”Color|Red|Blue|Green”
  • var2=”Size|Small|Medium|Large”

If you do not charge shipping you do not need to include that option.  shipping=”2.99″ can be entirely omitted.  The same applies to variations, simply remove the option altogether.

Example Code


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About WordPress simple PayPal shopping cart

WordPress Simple Paypal Shopping Cart allows you to add an ‘Add to Cart’ button for your product on any posts or pages. This simple shopping cart plugin lets you sell products and services directly from your own wordpress site and turns your WP blog into an ecommerce site.Wordpress Plugins


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