WordPress Simple Paypal Donation Plugin

WordPress Paypal Donation Plugin can be used to receive donation in one click via PayPal. Donation can be received in multiple currencies. The plugin can be used in the sidebar, posts and pages of your WordPress site.


I decided to write this plugin after receiving several requests from my readers who liked my WordPress Easy Paypal Payment or Donation Accept Plugin and wanted a simple donation plugin where the visitor can choose/update the donation amount. The donation header is customizable from the plugin settings option.


PayPal Donation Plugin Screenshot

Following is a screenshot of the WordPress Donation Plugin:

WordPress Paypal Donation Plugin Screenshot

WordPress Paypal Donation Plugin Screenshot

PayPal Donation Plugin Installation

  • Go to the Add New plugins screen in your WordPress admin area
  • Click the upload tab
  • Browse for the plugin file (wp-simple-paypal-donation.zip)
  • Click Install Now and then activate the plugin
  • Go to Settings and configure the options eg. your email, Subject text etc.

PayPal Donation Plugin Usage

There are three ways you can use this plugin to show the PayPal donate button on your site:

1. Add the following shortcode to a post or page where you want the PayPal donate button to appear:


2. Call the function from a template file:

<?php echo paypal_donation_receive(); ?>

3. Use the WP PayPal Donation Widget from the Widgets menu.

Download The Latest Version (v1.5)

Download the WordPress Simple Paypal Donation Plugin.

If you need help wth this plugin or if you find an issue with the plugin then feel free to leave a comment and don’t forget to check out the WordPress Easy Paypal Payment or Donation Accept Plugin that can be used to Accept Paypal payment for a service or a product or Donation.


Works with the latest version of WordPress.


Requires WordPress 4.0 or higher.

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Comments (96 responses)

  1. admin says:

    @Barbara, I added an option in this plugin to specify a “Thank You” page URL. Please download the new version from this page and you will see this new option.

  2. Barbara Perlmutter says:

    Thanks for the donate button. Is there a way to redirect the donor back to a thank you page on my website after they complete the payment?

  3. Dan says:

    Thanks! this plugin is very useful

  4. raybak says:

    It looks simple and effective, going to use it on a political campaign website.

  5. Jonas says:

    Thanks alot. Other options than Paypal would be much appreciated as I´m not too keen about Paypal.

  6. nilay says:

    very nice plugin… 100% works..!!!!

  7. I’ve been searching for this for a long time now and this is very useful. It is also a tidy looking widget. This is our first step in creating a successful strategy. I’m sure there’s a simple answer.

  8. Great! Really lik eto include it in one of my sites, and i just read in one of the earlier comments that this plugin works with smartphones and iPads!

  9. Peter says:

    Thank you very much for your help. I just put the plugin on my blog and I have received my first donation

  10. Rabattkoder says:

    Great plugin, works pefectly!

  11. ajleeonline says:

    Very good plugin,works 100%.

  12. Thank you for the plug-in. I’ve been searching for this for a long time now and this is very useful. It is also a tidy looking widget. This is our first step in creating successful SEO Strategy.

  13. Mrpoohteen says:

    WOW! This a great


  14. Petter says:

    Thanx for sharing this!

    Nice plugin 🙂

  15. Keep up the great work, its hard to find good ones. I have added to my favorites. Thank You.

  16. Perfect, finally I can make all my readers and users make donations to me and the other developers.

  17. Speltips says:

    Thats really great info for us WP users!! Thanks!

  18. Mekonnen says:

    Thank You a lot. I hope this helps a lot.

  19. Insurances says:

    Thanks! I’ve been looking for a good plugin like this for several hours. Awesome tip!

  20. I loved to read this blog. This is really mind refreshing when you come across a useful information.

  21. Ivy says:

    Hi, Yes this plugin works with smartphones and iPads.

  22. Donating is such a great cause and I know many people that do it when they are able. Adding a Paypal widget for donations purposes is a wonderful idea. Will the widget be able to work from the WordPress mobile app or would a person willing to donate have to do so through a browser? I really hope that the widget has full mobile app functionality given the increase in popularity for smartphones.

  23. Nicole Powel says:


    thanks so much, I have just realized that it can work as a step in creating a successful seo strategy.
    But first – create a powerful website, that helps, and than just install it

    thanks, Nicole

  24. Rabattkod says:

    I´ve searched for a long time for this kind of plugin – nice work, thanks!

  25. gaurab says:

    great plugin….thanks a lot dude…

  26. Calgary says:

    that is a handy plug and easy to install.

  27. poster says:

    thx,it work nice on my site… many thanks..


  28. Marzuki says:

    Work perfectly, nice paypal donation plugin, thank you.

  29. alex johnson says:

    This is a handy plugin. Has anyone had any experience with these donate plugins? What sort of success have you had? I love the idea, I’m just not sure if my users would actually be willing to donate.

  30. Ryan Howard says:

    That’s a tidy looking widget. I guess you’d really have to have a blog that was offering something of value to get donations.

  31. Harsh Singh says:

    Thanks Mate……Really needed this plugin. Advertising aint yeilding enough from my loyal database.

  32. Great plug-in. Thanks. Been looking for a donation plug-in for one of my sites.

  33. Martin says:

    site speed and performance is getting more and more important for search result rankings, so very usefull post!!!!!!!

  34. loring says:

    Thank you for that Plugin ,WordPress Paypal Donation Plugin is Very useful..

  35. I like this plugin , but not every one can use it.
    before you try to use this plugin you need
    -1st to have high quality helpful content so encourage peoples to donate you
    -2nd keep in updated content that peoples can benefit from it.
    -3rd write message before donation like ” donate me even little so i can get you high quality updates with good hosting company”

  36. Redz85 says:

    Thank you for this cool plugin. i had hard time trying to find a way to make good paypal donation button ..

  37. admin says:

    Yep, simply overwrite the image “donate_btn.gif” with the image that you want to use (this image is inside this plugin’s directory)

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