Your site design determines your site’s success

Web design has changed dramatically in the last few years. This has given rise to an arms race between web designers, competition can be intense, and it is easy for a beginner to stumble in this competitive environment. Here are some tips for a small business owner working as her own web designer: 1. Keep […]

How to remove and API key

Here’s how to renew or change your existing API Signature or Certificate credentials: 1. Log in to your PayPal Live or Sandbox account. 2. Click the Settings icon next to “Log out.” 3. Click Account access under “Account & Security” on the left of the page. 4. In the API access section, click Update. 5. Select the […]

How to install API key or certificate credentials

Installing your API Credentials Once you have requested your API Signature or API Certificate credentials, you will need to install them in your application or shopping cart, or insert them into your custom code. API Signature Apply your API Signature to your integration. For preconfigured shopping carts: Copy and paste the API Username, API Password, […]

How to renew or change API key or certificate credentials

Here’s how to renew or change your existing API Signature or Certificate credentials: 1. Log in to your PayPal Live or Sandbox account. 2. Click the Settings icon next to “Log out.” 3. Click Account access under “Account & Security” on the left of the page. 4. In the API access section, click Update. 5. Select the […]

How to request your API key

To request API Signature or Certificate credentials for your PayPal account: 1._Log in to your PayPal Live or Sandbox account. 2. Go to your Account Settings. 3. In the “API access” section, click Update. 4. Under “NVP/SOAP API integration (Classic),” click Manage API credentials. If you have already generated an API Certificate, then View API Certificate appears. […]

What are API signatures or Certificate credentials?

API credentials identify you as a PayPal Business account holder authorized to perform API operations. There are two authentication methods to choose from: API Signature: A user name, password, and a unique string of numbers and letters are used to identify your account. API Signature credentials do not expire and are easier to implement and […]

What is an API key?

An API key or application programming interface key is a code that gets passed in by computer applications. The program or application then calls the API or application programming interface to identify its user, developer or calling program to a website. Application programming keys are normally used to assist in tracking and controlling how the interface […]

PayPal just made online business more secure…but harder for Business Owners like you as well

Some plugins, like LifterLMS, have now removed the simple “Just fill in your PayPal email and we’ll get you the payments” to the more complicated App-Developer based setup that takes a LOT more effort. You need live credentials, and those are derived from your API signature. We will try to break down the steps here […]

Three New Social Media Options for Business Marketers

Twitter and Facebook have dominated social media for the last decade, but those things are now changing. Without getting into the politics of the issue, what we are now seeing is a vast number of people… your customers… opening new accounts on a variety of other social media platforms. Three of these have risen to […]

How to post from your FB Business Page to your own FB News Feed

Leveraging your own personal network is a great way to get immediate organic hits on your business page posts, and the easiest way to do that is to utilize the “Reshare” function within the new Business Suite app for Facebook. Here’s now that works: Go to your Business Suite App and find the post you […]