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Download BlueSpice 1.20.0 (STABLE)

There is now a stable release:

BlueSpice Core 1.20 / BlueSpice for MediaWiki 1.20

Date: 2012-12-21 This is a major release (rev 7909).

Some improvements:

  • ArticleInfo: Change order of informations
  • Distribution: Tagcloud
  • Distribution: Calendar
  • FeedbackHelper: Feedback to the BlueSpic-Team
  • Framework: Internationalization of MediaWiki
  • Framework: Support for MW 1.17 to 1.21wmf
  • InsertFile: Duplicate
  • InsertFile: Licences
  • InsertMagic: Insert tags and wiki words with a tool
  • MailChanges: Mailtemplates with wiki site
  • PageAccess: Assignment of permissions for single articles
  • ResponsibleEditors: Permissions for resopnsible editors
  • SaferEdit: Improvements within collision detection
  • Shoutbox: Delete shouts
  • SmartList: Newer Tag: Toplist
  • Suche: Autocomplete
  • Suche: Search-as-you-type
  • VisualEditor: Buffering
  • VisualEditor: Improvements of parser

New Release: BlueSpice 1.20

Now you can download the new BlueSpice 1.20 (beta) Release on

But wait a second, 1.20?! It’s no mistake! We decided to match the BlueSpice version number with the MediaWiki version numbers. So users benefit from MediaWiki innovations.

BlueSpice version numbers
BlueSpice version numbers

From now on, BlueSpice versions will be named after the following rules: The number in the front refers to BlueSpice major releases. The number after the first point refers to the compatible MediaWiki version.  So is there a new MediaWiki version we will harmonize BlueSpice and this will be a new BlueSpice version number. Furthermore BlueSpice 1.20 is an exception because this will be the only BlueSpice version that is backwards compatible back to MediaWiki 1.17. After this version all BlueSpice versions are only compatible to the MediaWiki version you see in the version number (BlueSpice 1.21 will be compatible only to MediaWiki 1.21).

But now let’s get to the features in BlueSpice 1.20 (beta):

There are lots of helpful features. For example improved search features like autocomplete and search-as-you-type.  In many cases you will have found the article that you are looking for even before you have finished typing the search term. While typing, the wiki proposes search items.  This reduces search time and you will find relevant information more quickly.

Thanks to “InsertMagic” it’s possible to insert dynamic elements e.g. tags, magic words, templates… You don’t have to look for the piece of code in special pages. Just use the button in the editor tool bar and insert the required element.

In this InsertMagic assistant you will also find the tag <bs:pageaccess groups=”” />. There you can add groups that should be allowed to view the page. So now it’s possible to assign rights for single pages.

The new search facets “limiting date ranges” to refine your search results we had to postpone to the next release. Also Extension Manager that helps you to activate oder deactivate extensions with one click, we had to postpone.

By the way, there are a lot of renewals. For example we installed a feedback  form to to address more effectively the wishes of users.

And maybe you discovered some new packages on And soon there will be an update at the BlueSpice Hompage. We want to rearrange the start page.

So download BlueSpice 1.20!
We wish you lots of fun! And you already know … Your feedback is welcome!

Download the BlueSpice Mobile App

Central topics in webdevelopment are cloud and mobile services. The BlueSpice team develops for both new attractions.

Today we reached a new milestone by publishig the first free mobile app für BlueSpice. Now you can view, edit and manage your BlueSpice MediaWiki enterprise distribution from your mobile device (Android or webOS).

Just download the app and install it on your mobile device.

With some reservations this app can be used for MediaWikis 1.15 or higher. But images are not available and the wiki needs an authentication.

We are happy about all ideas for the further develpoment in the project forum. Have a nice time!

Bugfix Release 1.1.1

Some inconvient bugs have been fixed by the BlueSpice developers in the last days. And so we decided to publish a new release of BlueSpice free: Download.

  • InsertCategory shows correct hierarchy
  • InsertFile / InsertLink double button problem solved
  • VisualEditor Word import without <span> and <div> tags
  • ExtendedSearch offers better results
  • UniversalExport / UEModulePDF some bugs (file names with special characters) solved

BlueSpice 1.1 stable released

After publishing BlueSpice 1.1 beta we are now offering BlueSpice free 1.1 stable. You can download the new edition at sourceforge (zip, 58.9 MB).
Thank you for your support and have fun with the new BlueSpice free!
Some release notes:

  • Improved performance: Work much faster with BlueSpice
  • New databases supported: PostgreSQL and Oracle
  • Improved cache control (localisation cache, initial memcache support)
  • UniversalExport: New templating system for PDFs: choose between different designs for your PDF Export
  • Categories can be assigned in view mode: you don’t have to use edit mode
  • RSS-Feeds: Outlook support improved
  • ArticleInfo: information about subpages
  • ShoutBox: changes on the user interface
    Now you have more space to comment on an article. And your profil icon will be shown next to your comment.
  • VisualEditor: new TinyMCE version
  • New extensions: CountThings, HideTitle, NamespaceCSS, CSyntaxHighlight
  • ExtendedSearch: Updated to Solr3.5 to allow left wildcards: search for right parts of a word, like *image
  • InsertImage: Improved uploader. Images can be linked: you can link images with the insert and upload tool.

BlueSpice 1.1 beta released

We have published a beta release of the BlueSpice free 1.1. You can download this version at sourceforge. Please notice, that this is a development release for testing, not for productive systems.

The Release Notes

BlueSpice Core 1.1 beta / BlueSpice for MediaWiki 1.1 beta

Date: 2012-02-24
This is a minor release.


  • Improved performance
  • New databaes supported: PostgreSQL and Oracle
  • Improved cache control (localisation cache, initial memcache support)
  • UniversalExport: New templating system for PDFs
  • Categories can be assigned in view mode
  • RSS-Feeds: Outlook support improved
  • ArticleInfo: information about subpages
  • ShoutBox: changes on the user interface
  • VisualEditor: new TinyMCE version
  • New extensions: CountThings and HideTitle


  • A lot of bugs fixed


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