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Lightbox extension now in the BlueSpice shop

With the Lightbox extension it is possible to display thumbnail or image galleries as full-size images in a pop-up while the background is darkened. So with a click on an image you won’t be redirected to the image’s meta page. If you want to call-up the meta page of the image, please click on the window symbols in the thumbnail.

View images with the Lightbox
View images with the Lightbox

This extension is available in our BlueSpice shop.

Popular packages for BlueSpice 2.23.x in the shop for self-installation

Next to some packages for the older version BlueSpice 2.22.x, you can now purchase our most popular packages for BlueSpice 2.23.x in the BlueSpice shop e.g.

  • Teamwork: modul for reviews, approvals and workflows in a BlueSpice Wiki. Very important for quality assurance and in combination with the Reminder package you will keep articles up-to-date.
  • Bookmaker: combine single articles to an online handbook with an automatically generated chapter navigation. Convert complete books, single chapters or pages into the PDF format and export it including all attached files from the articles, a cover and a clickable table of contents!
  • WikiExplorer: browse, sort and filter content according to specific criteria. This is how you identify necessary tasks to administer content in the wiki.
  • VisualDiff: compare article versions with colored highlighting in three different views. This is how you detect even smallest changes at first glance.
  • Reminder: keep articles up-to-date, because the package reminds you after a certain time period to check the content and to revise it.
  • PasteImage: insert and upload images by using Drag & Drop and Copy & Paste

Choose those functionalities you need and combine them to your business wiki.
Just purchase, dowload, install and get started – all by yourself!

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MediaWiki and BlueSpice maintenance boxes for wiki gardeners

One of several tasks of a Wiki Gardener is to maintain and manage content. But to cope with this tasks, the gardener often needs some help from the wiki users to improve the quality of the articles. Due to this, we provide the “Box Set Wiki Gardener” to point out where help is needed. You might know them from Wikipedia – there you find message templates to warn readers e.g. that references are missing. But our box sets for wiki maintainers contain call to actions that are more specific and according to the needs of company wikis.

We refer to typical issues in a business wiki like outdated data, articles that are too short and missing links and so on. There is also a box included, to mark very good articles as excellent and therefore award the authors and show your readers that there is terrific and interesting content.  With this box templates, you can use messages to activate other users to contribute.  For only 8,99€ you get nine templates with individual icons and an overview site of all boxes with master copies. Got to the BlueSpice Shop to purchase them. They are available in seven different colours and two different languages. Also they fit perfectly to the free navigation icons and our content highlight boxes. You can start using them right away.

Box “Insert links”: The wiki concept is known for its linked content. But sometimes people don’t know how to insert a link, they don’t have the time or maybe don’t know what articles are important to link there. This box template shall draw attention to the lack of links.

box-insert link-redBox “Join the discussion”: A lot of wiki content is important to be discussed but lots of readers don’t dare to start or join a discussion. This box invites them to take part at the conversion and contribute useful input.

box-join the discussion-redBox “Shorten this article”: A lot of wiki articles are too long and therefore they are confusing and do not invite an user to read the whole article. It is difficult to filter relevant information. A wiki gardener can use this box to ask for help to clear the content or divide it into several articles.

box-shorten this article-redBox “Translation required”: In multilingual wikis, content is sometimes necessary in several languages. With this box you can mark articles that need to be translated.

box-translation required-redBox “Update this article”: A common problem is that wiki content isn’t updated regularly. That doesn’t have to mean that the content is outdated but it is difficult for users to assess this correctly. So if the content is outdated, you can ask users to help updating it.

box-update this article-redBox “Add content”: Sometimes an author begins to write an article – it doesn’t matter if he forgot to write an introduction or if he didn’t know enough details – some information is missing. So this box invites others to help adding content.

box-addcontent-redBox “Continious text missing”: Especially in documentations, but also in other use cases, users don’t take the time to write a comprehensive article. They use bullet point lists and keywords instead. This is often hard to understand for others. Ask readers to help writing a continuous text.

box-continioustext missing-redBox “Excellent article”: There are lots of very well written, good structured and useful articles in a wiki. Award the author(s) by marking articles as “excellent”. A commendation has never been a drawback – don’t you think?!

box-excellent article-redBox “Insert images”: This box is important for content with a lack of screenshots or images. Ask users to improve the quality and comprehensibility of an article by inserting images.

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BlueSpice and MediaWiki templates for content boxes

With this wiki box set, it is possible to achieve more structure and overview in a wiki article. You can highlight content and distinguish it from the surrounding text. These boxes are a great support to improve the quality of an article and to add some design to the articles to make it more appealing for your interested users. You can insert text, links, files and lists into the box – the same way like you know it from normal wiki content – to provide useful tips, documents and further information in addition to the article text. Use this content highlight boxes in MediaWiki or in BlueSpice wikis – it is compatible with both systems.

You can buy them in the BlueSpice shop : you will get eight designed content boxes as easy-to-import xml-files, with extra designed icons, a usage description and master copies – for only 7,99 €. We provide the box templates in seven different colors: green, grey, orange, purple, red, turquoise and BlueSpice style (CI). The colors of the box set perfectly match with the navigation icon sets, which can be downloaded for free in the shop. The boxes are responsive and available in English and German.

Box Documents: Link important documents, that are related to or necessary for the article. In the box, readers will notice immediately.


Box Good to know: Write a short hint and make it more visible with the “Good to know” box.

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Box Info: Set a highlight of an important abstract or a accentuate a note with the “infobox”.


Box News: Separate news or updates from the rest of the article.


Box Protocol: Link related protocols so that they get the attention they need.


Box Related Articles: Link similar articles manually to connect related articles and motivate the user to read more about this topic.

box-related articles-bluespiceBox Tip: Insert some helpful information in the “tip” box – readers will be thankful when they don’t have to search for additional advices.


Box Useful Help Articles: Link – for example – to the BlueSpice helpdesk, to YouTube tutorials or to helpful documents in your file system.

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