Paypal payment for your sign up Events is one of the many options available for Customized Self-Book Templates. In setting up your customized Self-Book template, you can choose whether payment is required, optional or not asked for in order for Visitors to sign up for the Event.

When you add a PayPal button to your event sign-up, you will need to log into your PayPal Business account and create a button for your event. This button will have a unique “Hosted ID” number that you will need to copy and put into your “Self-Book” template. You can watch the video below to learn how to create a PayPal button and find your “Hosted ID” number:

Click here to watch a short video

However, if you implement your PayPal button and find that it is not working in your “Self-Book” event, the main cause for the error is that you configured your button in PayPal incorrectly.

In order to create a PayPal button for your event, you must first log into your PayPal Business account (it’s free to upgrade your normal PayPal account to a Business PayPal account). Once you have logged in, you will need to follow the directions below to access the PayPal button configuration screen:

Once you are on the PayPal button configuration screen, there are only 3 pieces of information you need to enter on this page:

  1. Choose the button type as “Buy Now”
  2. Type the name of your class into the “Item Name” text field
  3. Enter the price of your event or class into the “Price” text field

It is important that you set up your PayPal button using only these three pieces of information. If you choose a different button type or if you enter any information into the “Customize Button” section, your button will not work within your Keep&Share calendar. See the image below:

If you want to enter price points for different classes (such as $35 for “Front Row” ticket and $45 for “General Admission” ticket), you will need to create a separate button in PayPal for each class rather than selecting the “Add drop-down menu with price/option” or “Add drop-down menu” options on the PayPal configuration page.