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Create texts together: about MediaWiki VisualEditor and simultaneous editing

With BlueSpice 3, we replace the previous VisualEditor with the MediaWiki VisualEditor, which some people will already know from Wikipedia. This leads to questions, for example: Why are we changing now? What potential does the editor have? And what is the situation with real-time editing?

Metadata: the new challenges for wiki search engines

In new search engines, metadata can be searched for much more selectively. What does this mean for the technological development of wikis?

BlueSpice switches over to Elasticsearch

We are currently fitting out the new Version 3 of BlueSpice with a new search engine. So this is a good opportunity to explain what actually happens in a search engine and why we have decided to make this change.

Security release, and how to report vulnerabilities

Yesterday, we published the security release BlueSpice Community user Frederic Mohr had reported a severe cross-site-scripting vulnerability with the Shoutbox, where arbitrary JavaScript code could be inserted in the box and would be executed on each page load. The fix he provided contains a minor change in the input handling. The new release fixes […]

Install MediaWiki – Step by step instructions

In this article I want to answer the most frequently asked questions relating to installing MediaWiki. But first, a question in return: what is the purpose of the wiki? Is it just a test installation or is it to be used productively? Installing a local test system For testing, I recommend installing MediaWiki locally on […]