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How do I customise my PayPal payment page?

1. Navigate To Your PayPal Custom Payment Page Controls

  1. Log in to your PayPal account
  2. Click Profile in the navigation menu at the top of the page
  3. Click My selling tools in the left navigation bar
  4. Locate Custom payment pages in the Selling online section and click the associated Update link
PayPal Custom Payment Page

Navigating to the PayPal 'Custom payment pages' admin section

2. Select Your Primary Payment Page

Note that you may add a new payment page if you do not want to overwrite your existing payment page style. If you do this, please ensure that the new page you create is set to your primary page by clicking the Make Primary button.

Select your primary payment page and click the Change button:

Select Your Primary PayPal Payment Page

3. Customise and Save Your Payment Page

Use the Edit Custom Page Style settings to customise your primary payment page. For the most professional results we recommend that you edit only the following settings:

  • Page Style Name
  • Cart Area Gradient Color
  • Header Image URL

IMPORTANT: Your header image must be no larger than 750 pixels wide by 90 pixels high and must be located on a secure server – see following article section.

Custom Payment Page Settings

Custom Payment Page Settings - we recommend only editing the highlighted settings

4. Secure Server Images

The URL you use for your header image must be a secure server URL. As explained by PayPal:

Why should I store images on a secure server?

We recommend that you enter an image URL for your custom page style only if the image is stored on a secure server. If the image is not stored on a secure server, your customer’s web browser will display a message that the payment page contains nonsecure items.

You can determine whether or not your image is stored on a secure server by examining its URL. The URL for an image on a secure server will begin with https:// instead of http:// (Note the additional s.)

If you have an Aarfie Site, you can upload an image to your Media Library and use the secure file link provided in the image details.

Aarfie Site Secure File URL

The Secure File URL for a file in an Aarfie Site Media Library

If you do not have an Aarfie Site, you can use DropBox to upload an image (refer article How do I upload images or files for my web page?) and enter your public link as a secure link, e.g.

Obtain your DropBox public link,


and enter as a secure link,


Note that “http://” has been changed to “https://”. Always check that the secure link works in your browser first, before using it for your PayPal settings.

Last Modified: 3rd August, 2011