About PayPal's New Custom Payment Pages
PayPal recently introduced a method of customizing payment pages using more than a simple logo. Now a shop that accepts PayPal can setup one or more “Page Styles” which define how your PayPal payment checkout appears to a customer. PayPal previously supported a small custom logo of size 150 x 50 pixels with the ability to make small changes over the background color. Because the checkout process is done over a secure server, unless the custom PayPal logo was hosted on a secure server (https), a warning message would appear indicating to the customer that a mix of insecure and secure items was present on the page. To remedy this, one simply needs to host their logo or image on a secure connection.
Under the new “Custom Payment Pages” PayPal allows the merchant to define a generously large “Header Image URL” of size up to 750 x 90 pixels. It also allows several background shades within the checkout page to be customized to enable the checkout experience to be fairly seamless for a customer paying with PayPal.
To begin setting up your Custom Payment Pages:
Similar to customizing the checkout with a logo, the header image must also be hosted on a secure server to allow for the web browser to not display an error messages. Check with your web host first to see if they have a shared SSL certificate (many do) that will allow you to emulate a secure server. If your web host does not have SSL encryption or a shared SSL certificate, simply log onto SecureLogoHosting.com to setup an account in realtime.
Screen Shot of sample Custom Header checkout: