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MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Implementation Skin , MyWiki , Hook
Description Add button with link to a donation page
Author(s) WikiMANNia (WikiForMentalk)
Latest version 1.6.0 (2024-04-21)
MediaWiki 1.35+
PHP 7.3.19+
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wmDonateButton
  • $wmDonateButtonURL

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 $wmDonateButtonFilename. By entering * donatebutton in the MediaWiki:Sidebar , the button 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 file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'DonateButton' );
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

Configuration options[edit]

Enable the DonateButton. Default is false.

$wmDonateButton = true;

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

  • Specify the link to a donation page.
$wmDonateButtonURL = "https://example.org/yourdonationpage.php?lang=";

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


The extension is provided in "de", "en", "es", "fr", "he", "it", "nl", "pt", "ru".

See also[edit]


  • Branch REL1_25 works from REL1_25 and has been tested up to MediaWiki version REL1_37 .
  • Branch REL1_35 works from REL1_35 and has been tested up to MediaWiki version REL1_41 .
  • Configuration of a donation link in skin Minerva Neue .
  • Version 1.5 has some Refactoring:
    Changed “configuration schema”, replaced manifest version 1 with version 2 and changed the prefix of the configuration variables from default to wm.
    Replaced class “DonateButtonHooks” (extends “Hooks”) with class implements interfaces.
  • Version 1.5.1 adds a dirty hack for skin Timeless.
  • The extension was tested with the following MediaWiki versions: 1.35.14, 1.39.7, 1.40.2, 1.41.1
  • Version 1.6.0 has added support for skin Monaco.