Blogger.com Released Checkout-powered 'Tip' Gadget

Google released a new beggers gadget today that allows Blogger.com-based blog(s) owner to ask their readers to contribute to your blog."The gadget can be added to any part of your page--when in place your supporters can now directly contribute to your blog. Clicking on the support button will direct your supporters to Checkout to complete […]

Google released a new beggers gadget today that allows Blogger.com-based blog(s) owner to ask their readers to contribute to your blog.

"The gadget can be added to any part of your page--when in place your supporters can now directly contribute to your blog. Clicking on the support button will direct your supporters to Checkout to complete the transaction," Google said.

Setup is only five simple steps and should only take a few minutes of your time; just follow the steps below:

  1. Sign up for a Google Checkout Merchant account at checkout.google.com/sell
  2. Be sure to enable the HTML API by going to the Settings tab, clicking the integration link and unchecking the "My company will only post digitally signed carts" checkbox. Also, copy the Merchant Id for use in step 5.
  3. Back in Blogger, on the Design | Page Elements tab click "add a gadget" where you wish to place the Support gadget.
  4. Add the "Support My Blog" gadget from the gadget gallery.
  5. Customize your support button settings. The Checkout Merchant Id is the one you copied down in step two. Save and you're done!

[Source: Blogger Buzz]