MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: stable
Implementation Skin , MyWiki , Hook
Description Add button with link to a donation page
Author(s) WikiMANNia (WikiForMentalk)
Latest version 1.0.0 (2021-01-09)
MediaWiki 1.25+
PHP 5.6+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgDonateButton
  • $wgDonateButtonFilename
  • $wgDonateButtonURL

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The DonateButton extension allows a custom addition of a button with link to a donation page to a wikis sidebar . The button image is automatically adapted according to the language selection.


Install the extension and upload to the wiki a file as specified in $wgDonateButtonFilename. By entering * donatebutton in the MediaWiki:Sidebar , the botton can be placed individually.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called DonateButton in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    wfLoadExtension( 'DonateButton' );
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Configuration optionsEdit

Enable the DonateButton. Default is false.

$wgDonateButton = true;
  • Specify the file name and type.
$wgDonateButtonFilename = "Donate_Button.gif";

An image with this name should be uploaded on each wiki of your wikifarm.

  • Specify the link to a donation page.
$wgDonateButtonURL = "yourdomain/yourdonationpage.php?lang=";

The link is automatically completed by the code of the language selected by the user or alternatively by the $wgLanguageCode variable.

See alsoEdit