How do I edit the information in my PayPal Payments Standard buttons?

How you edit your item information depends on whether your site uses a third-party shopping cart or PayPal payment buttons.

Third-party shopping carts
If you're using a third-party shopping cart, refer to that cart's documentation. The cart itself will control all buttons, appearance, and so on.

Unencrypted buttons
If you're using an unencrypted PayPal payment button created via HTML, open your website's code and you should see entries similar to the following:

<input type="hidden" name="business" value="">
<input type="hidden" name="item_name" value="my test item">
<input type="hidden" name="amount" value="1">

Edit this type of button by changing the values. For example, if you want to increase the charge from one dollar to five dollars, change the value of the amount variable from "1" to "5," and then save the code change.

Hosted buttons
If you're using PayPal Hosted buttons, you should see a line of code similar to this example:
<input type="hidden" name="hosted_button_id" value="FQCFAJW5BR9T4">

Here's how to edit a hosted button:
  1. Log in to your PayPal account.
  2. Click Tools.
  3. Click PayPal Buttons.
  4. Select View your saved buttons.
  5. From the list of buttons, select the button you want to change. Under Action, click Edit.

Note: If you edited a hosted button's drop-down menus or text boxes, paste the modified HTML code back into your website after saving your changes. No changes will take effect on Live PayPal until you update the site using the revised button source code.