Customising Paypal Checkout Button

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Years ago I built a website with a Paypal Pay Now button.

I was able to pass variables to the Pay Pal checkout


<form action="" method="post" target="_top">
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_xclick">
<input type="hidden" name="business" value="XXXXXXXXXX">'My Business Code'
<input type="hidden" name="lc" value="GB">
<input type="hidden" name="button_subtype" value="services">
<input type="hidden" name="no_note" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="no_shipping" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="amount" value="<%=iCost %>"> 'Could be a variable amount
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="Hire">
<input type="hidden" name="item_number" value="<%=sRef %>" /> 'Reference number for the sale
<input type="hidden" name="rm" value="1">
<input type="hidden" name="return" value="">
<input type="hidden" name="cancel_return" value="">
<input type="hidden" name="currency_code" value="GBP">
<input type="hidden" name="bn" value="PP-BuyNowBF:btn_paynowCC_LG.gif:NonHosted">
<input type="image" src="" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal – The safer, easier way to pay online!">
<img alt="" border="0" src="" width="1" height="1">



This site still works and accepts payments


I've now set up a new company to integrate a pay pal checkout button but it seems to have all changed.

Is any of the above still possible.



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PayPal Employee

Hi @MetroDesigns


Thank you for posting to the PayPal community.


I understand that you're using PayPal Website Payments Standard (WPS) integration which is a deprecated product. So, we recommend merchants integrate our latest PayPal Checkout (Smart button) product.


Please follow the steps provided in the below detailed guide links :


Alternatively, you can use any of the third-party PayPal providers to integrate PayPal into your website. PayPal partners include Shopify, WooCommerce, Wix, and other major eCommerce and payment solutions platforms. Please see the below directory of PayPal partners and their integration steps. You can choose any of the PayPal partners of your choice.




PayPal has recently introduced a button called NCP(No-code payment) buttons using which you can generate the button code and use it directly on your website.


Please find the below steps to create the NCP button.

Step 1: Login into your PayPal account
Step 2: Open the URL
Step 3: Select the Pay link or Button from the list.
Step 4: Follow the on-page instructions to generate the code and link of the button.


If you are still facing issues, please create an MTS ticket via -  with the detailed information and error details.



Akshay Kumar Swamy,

PayPal MTS.


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