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Sidebar Donations 1.3

Displays a donations block in your sidebar.

  1. AndyB
    Compatible XF Versions:
    • 1.5

    Displays a donations block in your sidebar.

    (Example of Sidebar Donations in sidebar)


    (Example of Group Permissions)


    • Logged in members username is passed on to PayPal so you know who made the donation.
    • All phrases start with sidebardonations_ for your convenience.

    This add-on requires the Sidebar Positions add-on located here:


    1. Download sidebardonations_v1.3.zip and unzip it.
    2. From your Admin Control Panel, go to the "Install Add-on" page.
    3. Upload the addon-SidebarDonations_v1.3.xml file.
    4. Click the Install Add-on button.
    1. Edit the sidebardonations_message phrase and update the item underlined in red, this would be your PayPal email address.


      There are two variables you can use in this phrase, {boardTitle} and {username}.

    2. Set the Group Permission for the Registered group to Allow.
    Questions and Answers:

    Q: Which version of Sidebar Positions does this add-on require?
    A: Sidebar Positions v2.6 or newer.

    Q: My forum runs more than one language, how can I change the word "Donations" in the sidebar block title?
    A: Edit the sidebardonations_title phrase.

    Q: Can guests donate also?
    A: Yes.


    Sending a donation:

    If you like this add-on, please consider sending a small donation. My PayPal email address provided upon request via Private Conversation.

    Thank you.
    McKel, Alex S, Neutral Singh and 3 others like this.

Recent Updates

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Recent Reviews

  1. adwade
    Version: 1.3
    This is such a handy add-on AndyB has created. Easy to install and edit, but above all it keeps a donation button where users will SEE it. After all, if they don't see it, they (probably) won't donate.(i.e. Out of sight, Out of mind)
  2. Sam F
    Sam F
    Version: 1.3
    AWESOME it’s Great Add-on, who doesn’t need for members to help out with the expenses! It’s a great feature which I love, how cool is that! What can I say some extra cash in my pocket to help with my server costs. Andy you sure do make my life a lot easier, your attention to detail is impressive. Keep up the great work! Without some of your add-on’s our forum would not be as active as it has become. Nor would it be such a cool forum to belong. Thanks for the countless hrs of hard work you have put into all your add-on’s.
  3. Pavle123
    Version: 1.3
    Great, light-weight resource that offers great value for community of any size. Regularly updated and its free. What more to ask?
  4. kisanjong
    Version: 1.2
    Perfect! Thanks Andy for another great addition to your great collection of xf add-ons.

    Can I also point out that Andy's support is excellent, he's a guy that cares about your forum with great respect!
  5. Robby
    Version: 1.2
    It is easy to install and does what it says. With Andy's addon's you have peace of mind because the developer cares when you have a problem. If you want donations for your site, go with this:)