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PayPal button tools

Add PayPal buttons to any Dreamweaver page

PayPal button tools

Add PayPal buttons and PayPal Credit to unlimited Dreamweaver websites, using a wizard. Customize static or dynamic product details, shipping and more. All the code will be generated on your web page for you.

The PayPal button tools were once stand-alone extensions called PayPal Toolkit and Payment Buttons for PayPal. Now they are integrated into our free Dreamweaver extension, Free Tools, so that you get all of our free tools with only one download.

arrow downPayment Buttons and Standard Buttons support

PayPal provides 2 types of payment buttons. Free Tools includes a tool for each kind. Find out which one is right for you...

PayPal Standard Buttons

  • Support for Add to cart and View cart, Buy Now, Donation and Subscription buttons
  • Use with any type of PayPal account.
  • You can also add PayPal Credit checkout buttons with your buy now or donation buttons - if you have a PayPal business account.
    Learn more about PayPal Credit »
  • These buttons are hosted on your site.
  • These buttons offer more customization options from the wizard.
    For example, your product details can all be database-driven, even product options (like colors, sizes, etc.)
  • You have the option to directly edit the button code in Dreamweaver (if you know what you're doing).
  • They are less secure than buttons hosted on PayPal's site because the button code is in the web page source code, thus could be altered by a technically savvy but unethical customer.

PayPal Standard Buttons

Payment Buttons for PayPal

  • Support for Buy now, Add to cart and View cart buttons
  • You must have a PayPal Business or Premier account to use PayPal Toolkit buttons.
  • These buttons are hosted on PayPal's site and are more secure because the button code is not in the web page source code, thus cannot be altered by a technically savvy but unethical customer.
  • These buttons are less customizable as PayPal only offers so many options for them.
    For example, you cannot use these buttons with database-driven products.
  • These buttons can be used on multiple websites without needing to be recreated since they are hosted on PayPal's site, not your own site.

PayPal Payment Buttons

arrow downCustomize your buttons

With either tool, you can you one of PayPal's provided buttons (available in: English, Spanish, Polish, Dutch, German, French, Italian, Chinese and Japanese) or you can use your own custom buttons. All currencies supported by PayPal are supported in Free Tools.

With PayPal Standard buttons, you can also choose to automatically include a PayPal Credit button if you want to offer that service to your customers.

PayPal Payment Buttons

arrow downConfigure shipping and taxes

With both tools, you can configure shipping charges. The tool for PayPal Standard buttons also allows you to configure extra shipping charges and handling charges, and determine whether customersare presented with a shipping address requirement and optional note field. You can enter all of your selections manually or make them database-driven from the wizard!

The tool for PayPal Payment Buttons lets you specify your tax rate in the wizard. If you use the tool for PayPal Standard, you specify tax in your PayPal account.

PayPal Shipping & Tax customization

The wizards are re-entrant, meaning you can make open the wizard back up with your selections saved to make modifications even after the code has been generated.


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