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Knowledge platform for service and support processes – cooperation with marillabax

Radovan Kubani and Marilla Bax raising mugs to the cooperation at CeBIT 15

Since the beginning of 2015 we welcome service specialist marillabax as a partner at Hallo Welt! With marillabax we develop a wiki that is not only functionally, but also matches perfectly to the content-related needs of service and support employees. The result of this partnership is called „b-know“, and it is introduced on CeBIT 2015. […]

BlueSpice 2.23.1 – Patch Release for the Free Enterprise MediaWiki

Today we released BlueSpice 2.23.1 on sourceforge. This is a patch release which you can download on sourceforge.net. However we focused on bugfixing there are also some notable new features: Database: added experimental SQLite compatibility ExtensionInfo: Added link to Mediawiki version page Shoutbox: mentions of users with @ now possible and with ajax autocomplete SmartList: […]

MediaWiki Images – What you need to know about uploading and inserting images

Meta page of an image

Images and screenshots are an essential part of the content. The visualization of content supports the understanding and the motivation to spend time on the text. But how can I upload pictures in MediaWiki and how do I insert it in an article? I will show you three ways how to display the pictures in […]

Advent calendar 23: Provide a dynamic view of the wiki’s category structure as a category tree

  In BlueSpice and MediaWiki you can display the category system as a category tree. With the category tree, the user gets an insight into the structure and the yet available categories and articles. To insert a category tree into any wiki page please use the categorytree-tag and one of the existing categories from which the category […]

Advent calender 22: Upload a new version of a file

If you click on an image, which is uploaded and linked in your wiki – you will be redirected to the meta page of this file. Here you can discover a lot e.g. size of the image meta information of the image you can see on which pages the image is used and it is […]

Advent calendar 21: Mass deletion of articles

  Not only Wiki gardeners of public wikis need to clean-up their content. Also wiki gardeners of company-internal wikis should do a regularly maintenance work. For example when users create a lot of test pages, because they don’t know that there is a sandbox. To delete one page after another is very laborious – therefore you can […]

Advent calendar 19: Multi-upload for images

The standard feature for uploading images in the wiki is only for single uploads. But this is very laborious, if you need lots of pictures, which should be available in the wiki.  A small and free program solves this problem and helps for this task with an multiple upload feature – the “Commonist”. The tool […]

Advent calendar 18: Statistical information on the wiki

For BlueSpice administrators, there is a special page that provides several statistics and diagrams. Call up the page “Special:ExtendedStatistics”. Here you can start different statistical queries like number of users, pages, content pages, edits as well as edits per user and search queries. Once you have choosen a query you will get the possibility to […]

Advent calendar 17: Moving the table of contents

In MediaWiki and BlueSpice the table of contents will be shown at the very beginning of an article, when there are more than three headings. If you want to place it somewhere else, choose a position in the text and insert __TOC__ to display it right there. The same command will also force to display […]

Advent calendar 16: Wiki-related information and statistics – the User Dashboard

BlueSpice provides a user dashboard for every user, which supplies so-called “portlets” with several information and statistics. This portlets can be activated and placed in the dashboard individually. You can choose from 10 different portlets (for some of the  following portlets, further settings can be made) : RSS feed: Import any RSS feed you want […]