BlueSpice 2.27.2 released

Now even more user-friendly with impressive new features

We have great news: we are proud to announce the new BlueSpice release 2.27.2. After scarcely three months, we are already publishing the second release of the year.

Looking forward to the release of BlueSpice Version 3 in 2018, we are already working hard on many small adjustments, making BlueSpice even more user-friendly, so you can operate it more intuitively. This means that the new version already contains valuable features and improvements, so it is more convenient to use and working on it is more efficient.

You can find all the detailed information and documentation on our BlueSpice Helpdesk:

Here is an overview of the most important innovations in BlueSpice pro 2.27.2:

  • The BlueSpice Visual Editor has been updated and enjoys a reworked clear design, which makes using each of the functions easier. In the edit mode, the name of a wiki page is displayed so that it is always visible, even when you scroll down the editing field. The editor also moves down so that you no longer have to scroll up to click the editing buttons.
In the redesigned Visual Editor, both the title of the wiki page and the toolbar move with you when you scroll down.
  • InsertTemplate: this feature extends the Visual Editor with a new feature. Just click on the curly brackets button to open a new dialogue. This has an assistant that lets you select from ready-made templates. Depending on what type of template you select, you may be able to add further text freely. This makes the software much more attractive for non-programmers. Any templates that have been made are available in the assistant so they can be used much more simply and quickly. The application motivates users to work with templates and has already become a big favourite for us internally.
The Visual Editor gets a new button for inserting templates.

 

An assistant opens so you can instantly insert templates.
  • FilterSpecialPages: This new expansion facilitates working effectively with special pages in the wiki. It is possible to search for specific terms on the special pages overview. By filtering the list of all the special pages shown, you can easily see what is there and find what you are looking for more quickly.
In the new input field at the top right of the overview of special pages, you can search for terms, for example “template”.
  • The upgrade to PermissionManager is a breakthrough in analysing rights in BlueSpice. A new mouse-over function shows you which groups inherit or pass on an active permission or block it. Managing complex rights structures for groups and namespaces, in particular, is much easier and clearer in this way.
Moving the mouse over the field shows that the permission “delete” is inherited from the group “user”.
  • Digest Function: Notifications about specific actions in the wiki can be configured so that they are sent once a day or once a week as a summary. This reduces the flood of emails when the wiki is updated.
New individual settings for email notification.
  • SignHere: Use this feature to add a tag to a wiki page allowing it to be signed quickly and easily. A button appears for inserting a signature. Clicking on this button inserts a signature above the tag. This allows every user with write permission to sign. The signatures are shown in the article’s read view and saved in the history. Alongside confirmation of reading, this adds a quick alternative to call for a revision-safe confirmation. Additionally, multiple people can sign here in a list, whereas the read confirmation is requested only once per user.
The new tag SignHere displays a button on the wiki page calling for a signature.
  • SemanticMaps: This expansion lets geographic data be displayed in the wiki with dynamic JavaScript based mapping APIs like Google Maps, OpenStreetMap und OpenLayers. This allows, for example, locations to be interactively embedded in a wiki page and shown on the map. SemanticMaps has support for geocoding integrated, displaying maps, labelling markers and geodata, adding pop-ups and more, and allows the comprehensive enhancement of individual maps.
The embedded maps are dynamic, so that one can zoom in and out to change the view.

Download the new Free version!

With this new release, the free version BlueSpice free 2.27.2 can now be downloaded at Sourceforge and our BlueSpice Website. BlueSpice free has also received new features.

You can see an up-to-date comparison of the free version BlueSpice free and BlueSpice pro on our BlueSpice homepage in the Feature Comparison.

Have fun with the new version!

Your Hallo Welt!  team.


The small, but subtle difference

BlueSpice for MediaWiki is now called BlueSpice MediaWiki.

Not impressed?

But the little word changes a lot. This underlines that BlueSpice is no longer a simple extension package, but a comprehensive and complete MediaWiki distribution.

We are proud of this, and want to show it with this small change of the name.

The new BlueSpice MediaWiki logo.

 

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