This tutorial will show you how to create a subscription button.
Note: You will need to have a Business or Premier account to create a subscription button. Basically, we will be adding a subscription button to a page on our web site where visitors can subscribe to a service with regular automated payments. Let's get started. Start by entering a name and ID for the subscription. Note that this is optional. Specify a currency for the price. Specify if you would like the subscriber's payment form to default to a specific country. If not, the subscribers will choose for themselves. Specify if you would like
Paypal to automatically generate usernames and passwords for your subscribers. Note that IPN and some server modifications will be required. You can optionally offer free trial periods to your site visitors. Let's see how to set that up. Enter a 0 to create a free trial period. Specify how long the trial period will last. Skip this section unless you are offering more than one trial period. Enter the amount that the subscriber will pay as a recurring payment. Confirm if this is to be recurring billing, and if so, configure the length of each billing cycle. Specify if this recurring billing is for a specific number of payments, or if it is to run indefinitely. Specify if you would like a reattempt in the event any subscription payment fails. This is generally reattempted after 2-3 days. You can use the default Subscribe button design... or you can click to choose another button. Alternatively, you can use your own custom image. Simply enter a URL that points to your custom image. You can use encrypted button code that will prevent it from being altered by others. Keep in mind that if encrypted, you will not be able to generate an email link, and you will be limited by the number of options you can attach to the button. In this example, we will not use encrypted code since we wish to have full access to all options available. Let's go ahead and add a few options. Decide if you would like to create a drop down menu or a text box. After giving the option a name, go ahead and enter all the choices (separated by a line break). If using this Button Factory to generate the code, you are limited to a maximum of 10 choices. Repeat this process if you would like to add another option. Select a design for users to unsubscribe right on your site. Alternatively, you can use your own custom image. Simply enter a URL that points to your custom image. You can optionally use a custom payment page to better
integrate it seamlessly into your site. This is the destination URL to which you would like
to send your subscribers once their payment has been successfully completed. This is the destination URL to which you would like
to send your subscribers if they wish to cancel their payment. Specify if you require a shipping address. When you're done, click to create the button. As you can see, you have code for web site button as well as code for an email link. Let's go ahead and add the code to our web site page. Highlight the code (press
Ctrl-A on your keyboard). Now right click and select Copy. Now let's open up our web page in a text editor. Paste the code into the page. Save the file and upload it to your site. Let's take a
look at the results on the site. after refreshing the page... we can see that the button (and options) have been successfully added to the site.
Well, That's It! You are now able to create a subscription button with options in your