Sidebar Donations

Sidebar Donations 1.3

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Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 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 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.
First release
Last update


5.00 star(s) 5 ratings

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Latest updates

  1. See description

    Sidebar Donations v1.3 changes: Updated PayPal code, now has option for recurring payments.
  2. See description

    Sidebar Donations v1.2 changes: Made message function as a phrase.
  3. See description

    Sidebar Donations v1.1 changes: Fixed issue with showing who the donation was made by.

Latest reviews

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)
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.
Great, light-weight resource that offers great value for community of any size. Regularly updated and its free. What more to ask?
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!
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:)
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