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Advent calendar 17: Moving the table of contents

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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 the table of content, even if there are less then four headings in the article. If you use __TOC__ several times in the text, it will ony appear at the first word’s position.
In the other case, if you don´t want a table of contents, meantion __NOTOC__ somewhere in your wiki code and it won´t be displayed, no matter how much headings you used. __TOC__ overrides the __NOTOC__ command, if you are using both in one article.

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

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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 or use preconfigured functions like „TOOLBOX“ or „PAGESVISITED“. Save the changes and it will be shown in the focus navigation. You can find next to the main navigation. Just switch the tab on top of this menue.  A full description of how to edit the focus can be found at the BlueSpice helpdesk: https://help.bluespice.com/index.php/UserSidebar

Special hint: In the new version BlueSpice 2.23, editing the focus became much easier. Just switch to the focus naviagtion tab and you will see a pen symbol there. A click on this symbol opens the page for configuring the focus in the edit mode.

Editing the focus
Editing the focus

Advent calendar 6: Changing the links in the TopBarMenu

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In BlueSpice you have a second navigation at the top of the page. This area is named TopBarMenu. Wiki and blog are set and linked by default but as an administrator you can set different internal or external links. It is also possible to structure links as a dropdown.

Open the page „MediaWiki:TopBarMenu“ and enter names of internal wiki pages or external links.
This is how you build up the links:

* Systemtitle|URL|Displaytitle

URL can be a name of a wiki article or an external link.

For example:

* Wiki|Wiki
* Blog|Wiki Blog
** BlueSpice Blog|https://blog.bluespice.com|BlueSpice Blog
** Hallo Welt Blog|https://blog.hallowelt.com|Hallo Welt Blog

In the wiki admin preferences at the section „menu customizer“ you can define e.g. the number of nested layers.

Advent calendar 5: Hide the table of content

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If there are more than two headings, the wiki will automatically show a table of content at the beginning of an article.  You don’t want the system to display this index?

Then put __NOTOC__ at the beginning or end of the article in the wiki code and there won’t be a table of content anymore.