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Agile prototyping: “MediaWiki is like a white sheet of paper for data”

The Wikipedia software MediaWiki is a well known solution for collaborative knowledge platforms. It is less popular, but not less ideal, for the development of prototypes and new platforms. At this year’s Semantic-MediaWiki-Konferenz (SMWCon) in Frankfurt, our Hallo Welt! Technical Manager Markus Glaser talked about this connection between MediaWiki and prototyping. Here are the slides […]

Many new features: The BlueSpice Demo has been completely updated

To all the curious people, who like trying new things: the BlueSpice Demo has been completely updated. With regard to the needs of our customers we updated the BlueSpice Demo and improved its shape. We really got going and improved the Demo version significantly. It was subject to a substantial revision. Practical applications Due to […]

End of the world? Let’s go running!

Once again, our BlueSpice developers proved that not even the apocalypse can stop them from reaching their goal: ignoring the continuous downpour on wednesday, an elect group of our team went on the annual REWAG-Firmenlauf. Together with over 1600 other enthusiasts, they braved the rain for 6,8 kilometres, and reached the finish line – soaking […]

BlueSpice free 2.23.3 – stable released

Finally: on Tuesday, 31st May 2016, we released the stable version of BlueSpice 2.23.3. We managed to keep our deadline Download it here at Sourceforge. Although it is only a “minor and maintenance” release, we include some pretty helpful features, both in BlueSpice free and BlueSpice pro. Here are some notable new features of BlueSpice […]

BlueSpice in 2016

The last few months BlueSpice MediaWiki has had a great time. We see an increasing number of downloads. BlueSpice becomes more and more visible. And as a result of that, we win many new customers and are involved in incredibly interesting projects. This makes it possible, and necessary, to push the BlueSpice project forward this […]

Security release 2.23.1.1, and how to report vulnerabilities

Yesterday, we published the security release BlueSpice 2.23.1.1. 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 […]

Relaunch of the BlueSpice website

Have you already seen our new website? No?! We hope you will like it as much as we do 😉 We have not only updated the content, but also redesigned the page and – last but not least – changed the domain to bluespice.com. We tried to focus on frequent asked questions about BlueSpice to […]

A Wiki for the Amazon Web Services – Launch BlueSpice in the Amazon Cloud now

Amazon Web Services also offers the wiki engine BlueSpice now. Our American partner Orbitera provides BlueSpice in the free version in the Amazon Cloud. This means that you start your wiki with just a few clicks in the AWS Marketplace. BlueSpice in the Marketplace of the Amazon Web Services 1. Call up the BlueSpice page […]

A new model for BlueSpice

We set ourselves a couple of goals for 2015 and 2016 at our strategy meeting at the start of January. The most important ones relate to the MediaWiki distribution BlueSpice. We are making this successful product truly open source, offering new prospects for customers and partners. 100% subscription, one product, no more modules. We have […]

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 […]