I used the module method to get this working.
I attempted to put the PayPal button code straight into the article and tried the many fixes throughout this thread but to no avail. I had a lot of frustration as I was working on an older version of Joomla (22.214.171.124) and the customer did not want to do the upgrades at the moment, so some of the options that people were suggesting appeared to be not present in this version. On top of that I only have "Administrator" access and not "Super Administrator" access. This is fine, but I am beginning to think that many of the solutions provided in this thread require the "Super Administrator" access in order to change options like HTML filtering.
So to use the module method (Joomla 126.96.36.199) do the following:
Go to "Extensions" > "Module Manager">
Select "New" to create a new module
Select "Custom HTML"Use the following options (screenshot attached):
Name it something like "PayPal Button"
Show Title = No
Enabled = Yes
Position = paypal (just type this in)
Under "Menu Assignment" choose "Select Menu Item(s) from the List" and click on the page your button will be on
Under "Custom Output", paste in your PayPal button code.
Save this page and exit.
Go to "Content" > "Article Manager" and click the page you want the paypal button on.
In HTML or code view, paste the following where you would like your button to show up:
I hope this helps anyone that is new to all of this. I've been working on and off with Joomla for years, but just on small project with a lot of time in between. Each time I come back to it I have to figure out a solution for some type of issue (or the same issues again
- this forum has been great.
Using this method you do not have to disable email cloaking