How can I let customers order prints directly from my image gallery?

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Hi everyone, I want my customers to easily order the images in my online gallery as prints and canvases, but can't find a way to do this without re-uploading all the images into an online store. Does anyone know of a solution? Here's my site www.jengaphotography.com Thanks for any advice.
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Jenny Sprackling

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Gop

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Jenny,

I think this is a fairly easy task for you with your gallery as you've made it.
Create a list of the names of the images which match the "alt text exactly". Then add each of these descriptions to a unique PayPal button for each image.

there's your catalog and your shopping cart done. because you aren't using the images as part of the integrated PayPal system that Yola offers you will have to use other PayPal options. Theree's nothing that says you have to use images within a button for a sale. Your model is a little different but other sytems do this so it is workable method.

You will need to customise your PayPal buttons Customising PayPal Buttons
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Thanks Gop, I've tried your great suggestion.
I don't know if I'm doing something wrong but I couldn't add more than about 10 items to the dropdown menu in paypal so I couldn't list all 39 images in their 3 sizes.
Were you suggesting 1 'add to basket' button with all variants included or a button for each image? If the latter, I can't find anywhere in the image gallery widget to paste paypal's html code to add payment buttons.
Maybe I'm over-complicating the situation, thanks again for your help :-)
Jenny
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RAFAL CELEJ

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Hi Jenny

Please can you advise on how did you manage to create your blog so everyone can post comments, reply etc???
Please tell me I do like it and want to do it on one of my sites...;)

Raf
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We have discontinued the blog feature Rafal. We suggest the Tumblr widget for your blogging needs.
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RAFAL CELEJ

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Hi Laura,
Widget you have offered to me is not working this way. Visitors can't post or comment on my web. I know this because I have it. So please can you advise on how to get one like Jenny has??
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Hello Rafal

Jenny's blog has been created with the Yola Blog Widget which can still be used for existing blogs. Unfortunately users who signed up after we had discontinued the Yola Blog Widget will not be able to use it. I'm sorry that I don't have better news for you on this matter.
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Hi Jenny,

I hope that Gop's advice will work for you. If not, please let us know and we can try to think of some other alternatives.
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Hi Sanja, I've Gop's suggestion but wasn't able to find anywhere in the image gallery widget to paste paypal's html code to add payment buttons.
Please could you advise?
Many thanks
Jenny
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Hello Jenny,

You would need to add the PayPal code to an HTML Widget. If you're going to use the image gallery, you would need to add them one by one.. so that each Gallery widget contains only one photo. Then, underneath that gallery widget, you'd add your HTML Widget.

Does that make sense? Please let me know if it does not.