PayPal for Digital Goods WordPress Plugin

The PayPal for Digital Goods plugin allows you to generate a PayPal payment button that will let your customers pay for a digital file instantly using an inline/popup window using the PayPal for digital goods API/Gateway. The customer will never leave your site to make the payment. The digital file will be given to the user immediately after the payment automatically.

Here is how it works

You will create a Buy Now button on the landing page of your digital file product using the shortcode provided by this plugin. The button will look something like the following:


When your customers click the Buy button, an inline popup window will open for the payment. See example below:


The customer will get the file download immediately after the payment.

Plugin Download

App Category
WordPress Plugin
Software Name
PayPal for Digital Goods Plugin
Date Modified
Operating System
WordPress 4.8
WordPress 3.5 or higher
USD $0
A plugin to manage and monitor downloadable files for your WordPress site
Landing Page
File Format

PayPal for Digital Goods Installation

  • Go to the Add New plugins screen in your WordPress admin area
  • Click the upload tab
  • Browse for the plugin file (
  • Click Install Now and then activate the plugin

Plugin Usage

Settings Configuration

Click on the PayPal for Digital Goods menu link under your WordPress settings interface to configure the API and settings data.


Specify the currency code and the text for the Buy Button (you can override this text in the shortcode also).

Finally, enter your PayPal API details in the Credentials settings. This page shows how to get your PayPal api credentials.


Creating the Buy Button

Enter the following shortcode where you want to add the buy button for your digital file.

[paypal_for_digital_goods name="My eBook" price="25" url="" button_text="Buy Now"]

You can upload your files to your site using the WordPress media uploader. This tutorial will be helpful if you don’t know how you use the WordPress media uploader.

You can add this shortcode anywhere on your site (post, page, sidebar etc) to sell digital files via PayPal for digital goods.

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