Back in 2012, while working on a non-profit project called Elephants Never Forget Ashley Melsted decided to add a PayPal donation option to the Facebook page. Unfortunately, it was not so simple so she decided to create a tutorial that helped many charities & non-profits create yet another avenue to raise funds.
It is now 2014 and over time a lot had changed and the efficacy of the tutorial faded. As a result, I, decided it was high time to update it. What follows is a 99.9% new format tutorial of the donation tab & button creation process. I hope it helps you raise more funds than ever before – Ross Dunn
You need to have your PayPal button code ready before you begin; here is a link to the PayPal page for setting up such a button. The following is what it should look like, but with the zeros I highlighted replaced by an alphanumeric code unique to your button:
Once you have the code save it in a text file but keep it open.
Next, copy and paste the following RED sample code into a text file and customize it with your organization’s information.Then, copy the PayPal Donate Button Code you saved previously and paste it over the bold red content “PayPal Code Goes Here”.
Now that you have the code finalized, save it to your computer somewhere (your desktop is the safest bet to find it later if you need to) but keep it open so you can copy it all and paste it into Facebook when the time comes in the tutorial below.
<center>Donations to Elephants Never Forget will help us complete the film.</center>
<center>We are an independent production and need your support. </center>
<center>For more info please contact email@example.com </center>
PAYPAL CODE GOES HERE
And now that the preparations are complete, please follow the tutorial below:
1) Start by adding “Static iframe tab” to your page:
- Type “static iframe tab” into the search bar
- Select the “Static Iframe Tab” app
- On the resulting page click the green button “Install Page Tab” (screenshot)
- Select the page that you’d like to add this app to