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Advent calendar 24: Create a category cloud

The CategoryTree is a nice feature to list all categories and to give your users an overview of the topics in your wiki.  But if you are using BlueSpice, it also provides a tag cloud for categories, which looks more fancy and can be configured and designed like the minimum font size, the increase factor, […]

Advent calendar 20: Use the ISBN in your articles

Some companies also use the wiki for the educational training of their employees. In addition to the advices in the article, it is helpful to list further literature there. The ISBN search of the wiki supports the interested user with the functionality to automatically link to the book in a bookstore you choose. You only […]

Advent calendar 15: Create and provide page templates

Page templates easen the process of creating new articles in the wiki, because they provide a pattern for the content. Users get a clue of what information is needed here and what is missing. The templates also cause a more homogeneous structure for articles of the same content area. Here´s a description how to create […]

Advent calendar 11: Style changes in MediaWiki and BlueSpice

  If you are a specialist in CSS, you can change the look and feel of the Wiki. And you don´t need to change the code file to do so, thanks to the “MediaWiki:Common.css”. On this page in the wiki, you can configure the style like font size, color, spacing, images and more. For example, […]

Advent calendar 10: Create your own navigation with the “Focus”

In addition to the main navigation on the left, every user can have an own individual navigation too. It is called the “Focus” and you can link your favorite pages or add useful tools there. To configure this personal navigation call up the page “User:USERNAME/Sidebar” to edit the focus. Link your most important wiki pages […]

Advent calendar 9: Use the spell checker in BlueSpice

The functionality to use the spell checker of your browser, is already included in BlueSpice free. What you need is to install the appropriate dictionary for the language you want in your browser. Those are available as addons. After you installed the dictionaries, you only need to activate the spell checker in the editing mode […]

Advent calendar 2: Hide the Shoutbox

The shoutbox is the place where you can leave article-related comments and it is shown below each article in the wiki. You want to hide the shoutbox? No problem. If you don´t want to provide this comment functionality at a certain article, just insert __NOSHOUTBOX__ in the wiki code of the article (it doesn´t make […]

New BlueSpice packages for advertising and ratings

Example for banners in a wiki

We offer two new packages for BlueSpice. 1. BlueSpice [rent a link] This is a package developed especially for public wikis, which enables you to display banner ads and directory entries in your wiki. It brings a manager for customers and banners, where you can also define campaigns with start and end date. Banner ads […]

BlueSpice demo reloaded – use cases and features in a new look

We keep the wiki evolution goin on! Not only by developing more extensions and functionalities, but also by making it easier for everyone to work with the wiki. The first step to encounter the BlueSpice wiki is to test it in our demo.  And this is where we started our redesign! BlueSpice proudly presents The […]