Extension:DonateBoxInSidebar

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DonateBoxInSidebar
Release status: stable
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Implementation Skin
Description Adds a PayPal donate button to the sidebar
Author(s) Suriyaa Sundararuban (Suriyaa Kudotalk)
Maintainer(s) Suriyaa Sundararuban
Latest version 1.4 (2020-04-21)
MediaWiki 1.31+
PHP 5.6+
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
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$onSidebarDonateBoxContent

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The DonateBoxInSidebar extension allows an automatic addition of a PayPal donate button or box to a wikis sidebar. (This extension is a further development of the SidebarDonateBox extension.)

InstallationEdit

  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called DonateBoxInSidebar in your extensions/ folder.
  • Only when installing from git run Composer to install PHP dependencies, by issuing composer install --no-dev in the extension directory. (See task T173141 for potential complications.)
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    wfLoadExtension( 'DonateBoxInSidebar' );
    
  • Run the update script which will automatically create the necessary database tables that this extension needs.
  • Configure if required
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

To users running MediaWiki 1.25 or earlier:

The instructions above describe the new way of installing this extension using wfLoadExtension(). If you need to install this extension on these earlier versions (MediaWiki 1.25 and earlier), instead of wfLoadExtension( 'DonateBoxInSidebar' );, you need to use:

require_once "$IP/extensions/DonateBoxInSidebar/DonateBoxInSidebar.php";

ConfigurationEdit

  1. Add your PayPal button/box code in your LocalSettings.php file using:
$wgDonateBoxInSidebarContent = 'Put your PayPal code here';