Needed Paypal added to a client’s WordPress site, so naturally the first thing you do when wanting an addition to a WordPress site is to check out the plugins… which I did without a second a thought because there are *always* heaps of WordPress plugins for anything you could imagine, but in this instance a bad move
As a couple of google searches later after seeing WordPress.com’s own recommendation I thought I might as well check out PayPal.com and sure enough there is under Merchant Services an option to create complete (with all the needed code) for a simple PayPal button (with only a slight tweak if you don’t want a Donate button as I for instance don’t want in this case, so I find the link instead under Website Payments Standard).
My recommendation don’t bother with a plugin unless you really need to use shortcodes (because copy and paste is too tough for you! As I’m a little surprised how often some of those plugins are downloaded considering how little functionality they add) or you need some other more advanced feature (not in this case, a simple button is all that was wanted).
Conclusion: a reminder to myself to K.I.S.S.
(keep it simple stupid! d’oh)