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Extension:Google AdSense

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Google AdSense
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Skin
Description Allows to add Google AdSense to the sidebar
Author(s) Siebrand Mazeland (Siebrandtalk)
Latest version 2.2.0 (2015-06-14)
MediaWiki 1.23.x - 1.30.x
PHP 5.3.x - 5.6.x
Database changes No
License MIT License
  • $wgGoogleAdSenseClient
  • $wgGoogleAdSenseSlot
  • $wgGoogleAdSenseID
  • $wgGoogleAdSenseWidth
  • $wgGoogleAdSenseHeight
  • $wgGoogleAdSenseSrc
  • $wgGoogleAdSenseAnonOnly
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The Google AdSense extension allows to easily add Google AdSense advertisements to the sidebar of your wiki. This extension requires an account with Google's AdSense.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called GoogleAdSense in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    require_once "$IP/extensions/GoogleAdSense/GoogleAdSense.php";
    // Replace this with your own publisher ID (google_ad_client / data-ad-client)
    $wgGoogleAdSenseClient = 'none'; // Client ID for your AdSense script (example: ca-pub-1234546403419693)
    // Replace this with your AdSense ad unit ID (google_ad_slot / data-ad-slot)
    $wgGoogleAdSenseSlot   = 'none'; // Slot ID for your AdSense script (example: 1234580893)

(You can get your publisher ID and ad unit ID from the "Get code" page: Get and copy the ad code.)

  • Add any of the optional settings below - if your settings deviate from the defaults:
// Width of the AdSense unit, specified in your AdSense account (google_ad_width / data-ad-width)
$wgGoogleAdSenseWidth = 120;

// Height of the AdSense unit, specified in your AdSense account (google_ad_height / data-ad-height)
$wgGoogleAdSenseHeight = 240;

// Source URL of the AdSense script. No need to change - it can't deviate from the defaults.
$wgGoogleAdSenseSrc = '//';

// Show the AdSense box only for anonymous users: true or false. Default is false.
$wgGoogleAdSenseAnonOnly = false;

// This can be anything you like. Default is 'none'.
$wgGoogleAdSenseID = 'none';
  • If you want to add a "Text/image, 200x200" into the Vector skin you will need to shift the left panel over slightly. Add the following to the "MediaWiki:Vector.css" page
#footer {
    margin-left: 11em;
#left-navigation {
    left: 11em;
  • The default portlet label ("Advertisements") can be changed to "Sponsored Links" on the "MediaWiki:Googleadsense" page. Please note: no other variations are permitted[1].
  • Remember to disable ad-blocking services such as AdBlock when you want to see if the extension is working!
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

See also


  1. Placing ads under a misleading header, AdSense Help: Ad placement policies.