A 'buy me a coffee' button for your content
ko-fi allows you to make extra income from supporters of your content. Create your own button and add it anywhere on the web. Anyone who clicks the link can support you with a coffee. Their small contrubition goes straight into your PayPal account. It's totally free to use.
All you need is a PayPal account. If you don't have a PayPal account, get one here
If possible, it's better to set your paypal account up as a 'business' account. It's free and it allows people without PayPal to pay you.
Get your button code
to create a new button. Just enter your email address and name.
This will generate some code snippets. You choose which one to use, depending on where you want to share your link:
- Direct Link - for sharing a link directly to your ko-fi landing page. This works best on social media posts, such as tweets.
- Button Code - for embedding the ko-fi button onto your site or blog.
- Hyperlink Code - for a simple text link to your ko-fi landing page.
Add the button to your WordPress blog
to create a button. Select and copy the generated HTML code snippet.
Go to your Admin screen, select the Appearance >> Editor menu item.
In the editor screen, depending where you wish the button to be displayed, select 'header.php', 'footer.php' or 'single.php'.
Paste the code snippet into the editor and then Click "Update File".
The coffee button will now show on your site. You may need to adjust the position of the snippet within the file depending on your site's design.