MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: unmaintained
Implementation Tag
Description Allows to make it snow on MediaWiki with the JQuery-Snowfall plugin
Author(s) Nikus Pokus
Latest version 1.0
Database changes No
License GNU Affero General Public License 3.0

This extension makes it snow on MediaWiki web pages with the JQuery-Snowfall plugin.


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


Flake images instead of white dotsEdit

The JQuery-Snowfall plugin supports the use of images for the flakes.
To use an image for the flakes, edit the file "extensions/JQuerySnowfall/init.js":

    // comment the following line

    // add the following line
    $(document).snowfall({image :"https://mywiki.domain.net/images/1/11/Flake.png", minSize: 10, maxSize:32});

You can use the flake image located in extensions/JQuerySnowfall/JQuery-Snowfall/images/flake.png:

  1. import the image in your MediaWiki web site
  2. use the url of the imported image

The JQuery-Snowfall pluginEdit

This extension is bundled with JQuery-Snowfall version 1.7.4
If you want a different version of the JQuery-Snowfall plugin:

  1. go on the GitHub repository of the project and download it.
  2. remove or rename the extensions/JQuerySnowfall/JQuery-Snowfall folder.
  3. unarchive the custom package in extensions/JQuerySnowfall. You should have a fresh new extensions/JQuerySnowfall/JQuery-Snowfall folder.

See alsoEdit