While you can create a PayPal donate link on the fly, you may also want to create a PayPal donate button. One advantage of creating a donate button is that you can embed the button on a web page or an email.
In a previous post, we showed you how to create a PayPal donation link on the fly, without having to log in to the PayPal control panel. But how do you create a PayPal donation landing page?
Recently, Will Schmitt of Classy posted a blog discussing the limitations of text to give and text to donate services (he distinguishes the two). The blog does point out some interesting considerations, but it overstates the limitations of text to give.
Whether linking a card or a bank account, if the donor only wants to enter credit card/account details once, she will have to create a PayPal or GMG account to store the account details to use in subsequent donations.
We have created custom PayPal implementations in the past, but we don't really do it anymore. Basically a programmer has to create a web-based form that has the options, and then pass that data to the PayPal checkout form.