Pimp your MediaWiki: upload and insert file with BlueSpice

How to upload and insert files in BlueSpice for MediaWiki? Have a look at our Tutorial. Here you can see how it works:

1. Upload and insert file by using WYSIWYG editor

1.1 Press edit, change to WYSIWYG editor and use the insert file tool.

1.2 Click on upload, browse and select your favorite file. If necessary you can change the files’s target name. Click on upload file.

1.3 To insert the file, pick the file from the library panel on the left-hand side. Select the file you want to insert into the wiki article. Click ok.

1.4 You will see the file link in WYSIWYG. To change the description, use the Wikicode view. There you see a file link that looks like this: [[Media:filename.pdf]]. To add a different name, use  [[Media:filename.pdf|example]]. Click save page. Then the file description is shown as “example”. When you click on the link you get to the document.

2. Upload and insert file via upload file tool

2.1 Use the widget bar to go to the toolbox. Click on upload file.

2.2 On the top of the page you will find the first steps description. Underneath you will find the upload interface link and some information on the file formats that you’re allowed to upload.

2.3 Browse and select your favorite file. If necessary you can change the files’s target name or further information on the file. Click on upload file.

2.4 Go to the page where you want to insert the file. Click on edit.

2.5 Even if you are in the Wikicode view you can use the Upload and Insert File tool. Click on insert file. Look for your uploaded file on the left-hand side. To find it faster you can use the filter function on the top. Found it? Click on the file and then click ok.

2.6 To change the description, follow steps 1.4 onward.

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1 Comment

  • hollosch

    October 18, 2011

    what about the license(s) (pd, cc, etc.) while uploading via the WYSIWYG-Editor. If there are licenses available, are they selectable ?


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