Compare the BlueSpice Editions

Below you will find a feature comparison for BlueSpice free and BlueSpice pro. Click on the overall themes and you will find the corresponding functions.

Searching and Navigation

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Advanced queries: support of phrase and fuzzy searches, searching with wildcards and operators.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
File search: find content in attached documents (PDF, DOCX e.a.)icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Autocomplete: search input is automatically completed.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Search-as-you-type: possible matches are found and immediately presented to the user.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Faceted search: explore search results by applying multiple filters. icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
More-like-this: similar articles are automatically linked in the state bar. icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Search preferences: convenient configuration of the search engine via the backend.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
All pages list: viewing and filtering a list of all pages.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
ContextMenu: context-sensitive functions by clicking the right mouse button.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
ImageMap: enrich images with clickable links.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Redirects: creating redirects e.g. for handling synonyms.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Semantic search: easy-to-use query language to select pages, displaying additional information, include queries in wiki pages and safe queries in "concepts".icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
Semantic browsing: Interfaces for browsing the data contained in the wiki.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
FilterSpecialPages: filtering the list of all the special pages shown by searching for specific terms.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done

Content Structuring

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Namespaces: allows content separation.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Subpages: introduces some hierarchical organization into wiki pages. icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Templates: working with repetitive material that need to show up on any number of pages.
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PageTemplates: creating pages with preloaded text and structures.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
PageTemplate management: easy administration of page templates.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Categories: group pages on similar subjects with an hierarchial category system. icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
CategoryManager: manage categories via a user interface. icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
Table of contents: generates automatically a table of contents for long articles.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Transclusion: embed content of arbitrary pages in another page.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
InputBox: adding inputboxes into wiki pages.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Moving pages: giving pages a new name.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Semantic Forms: allows users to add, edit and query data using forms.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done

Editor

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VisualEditor: richtext editor (WYSIWYG) for easy editing and fast formatting. icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
PasteImage: inserting images via drag & drop and copy & paste. icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
InsertFile: upload, categorize and insert files and images.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
InsertCategory: assign pages to new or existing categories.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
InsertLink: insert external and internal links.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
FileLinks: allows links to files and folders.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
InsertMagic: helps you integrating special wiki tags or magic words.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Find&Replace: search and replace text.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
WikiEditor: edit the wiki source code.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Section editing: allows to edit individual sections of an article.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Edit preview: showing a preview of an article or section.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Edit conflicts: merges changes automatically if possible; otherwise requires the user to do a manual merge.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
InsertTemplate: Assistant to select from ready-made templates and change them. icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done

Rich Articles

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Edit summary: summary is shown in "Recent changes".icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Minor edits: users can decide to hide such edits from the "Recent changes" list.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
EmbedVideo: embedding video clips from over 24 popular video sharing services.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Showtime: a HTML video player.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
CategoryTree: dynamic view of the wiki's category structure.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
TagCloud: draw and animate tag cloud in wiki pages.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
TagSearch: configurable search fields can be added in an article or portal.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
MagicWords: adding functions, behavior, wiki metadata in wiki pages.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Syntax Highlighting: adds customizable syntax highlighting functionality.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
ParserFunctions: enhances the wikitext parser with helpful functions, mostly related to logic and string-handling.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
CheckList: create checklists and change the status in read mode.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Displaytitle: change the article's name.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Cite: create references as footnotes on a page.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Who is online: shows which users have been logged-in in the last 10 minutes.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Widgets: integration of external content, for instance from social media sites.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
Math: display of mathematical formula.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
HeaderTabs: use of header tabs in the table of contents.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
MultimediaViewer: additional way of viewing pictures in the wiki.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
Semantic Result Formats: adds a large number of further result formats, including formats for calendars, timelines, charts, graphs and mathematical functions.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
Drawio: integrates the free online diagram software Draw.io for making flowcharts, process diagrams, org charts, UML, ER and network diagrams (requires access to the web).icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
SemanticMaps: geographic data be displayed interactively in the wiki with dynamic JavaScript based mapping APIs like Google Maps, OpenStreetMap und OpenLayers.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done

Document Management

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Upload maximum: allows to place a maximum size on each file that can be uploaded.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
All files: listing of all uploaded files and images with filtering.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
ExtendedFileList: an enhanced display provides many options for searching, filtering and sorting your files. icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
Categorizing files: group documents by categories.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
File versioning: when a new version of a file is uploaded, the old one is moved into an archive.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
File access control: restricted access to upload and read files and images to a given set of user groups associated with protected namespaces.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done

Data Analysis

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SemanticData: working with metadata, lists and forms.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
ArticleInfo: provides meta information about a page in an article status bar.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Authors: displays the authors of an article.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Readers: display visitors who have called up the article.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done

Reporting

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Versioning: history of changes to the articles, images and documents.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Watchlist: follow articles and get notifications about changes.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Notifications: user are informed about new activities by email and alerts.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Email digest: email notifications can be accumulated in daily or weekly reports. icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Dashboards: individually configurable user and admin dashboards.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
SmartList: SmartList embeds Recent Changes in the content area, filtered by categories, namespaces, period et al. icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Related changes: view recent changes to the pages linked from the current page.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
What links here: view pages that link to the current page (backlinks).icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
New pages and files: view and manage new pages and files which have been uploaded.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Orphaned articles, files, categories and templates: listing of pages without incoming links.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Uncategorized pages, templates, files and categories: identify pages lacking of categories.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Oldest pages: a list of pages ordered by latest revision.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Short and long articles: searching for articles which are to short or to long.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Broken redirects: a list of redirects to nonexistent pages. icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Active Users: listing users who have done something in the last 30 days.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
User contributions: lists all articles the user has worked on.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
RSS subscription for changes, watchlist, blog, categories et al.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Statistics: display statistics in a graphical representation.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
DynamicPageList: reporting tool, listing category members and intersections with various formats and details.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done

Communication

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Talkpages: every wiki page has an associated talk page, which can be used for discussion and communicating with other users.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Blog: simple blogs can be created and restricted for single namespaces.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Shoutbox: allows comments on articles.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
RatedComments: users can rate articles and comment their own ratings. icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done

Quality Assurance

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Review: creating review workflows and saving workflows as a template.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
Review overview: administration of all active workflows.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
Draft mode and approval: editing revisions in a draft mode until they are approved and published by a member of the editorial team. icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
Automatic approval: a page is automatically approved when an appraisal process is successful. icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
VisualDiff: visual view of changes between two versions.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
PageAssigments: assign responsible editors and groups to pages.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
PageAssignments overview: list pages in relation to responsible editors and groups.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
ReadConfirmation: ask the user for a confirmation that a changed article has been read.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
SignHere: easily add signature in view mode of a wiki article with just one click.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
Reminder: set a reminder for articles.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
Reminder overview: list of all personal reminders.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
Expiry: marks the topicality of an article as 'outdated'.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
WikiExplorer: reporting tool to filter wiki pages by multiple attributes (responsibilities, categories, latest changes et al.).icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done

Book

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Bookmaker: create any number of books. icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
Book content: create a book structure with drag & drop; assign articles to one or several books. icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
Chapter navigation: automatically display chapter navigations of the books in the wiki navigation.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
Copy books: using books as templates for new ones.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
Book export: export books with cover, clickable table of contents, approval information and attached files (PDF, DOCX).icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done

Export

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ExportTables: allows export of tables to Excel and CSV.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
DOCX export of single pages (requires third-party license).icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
PDF export of single pages.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
XML export of pages.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
HTML export of single pages.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Print page: sending pages to the printer.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done

Administration

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Installer: guides the admin through the setup.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Internationalization: user interface supports more than 40 languages.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
WikiAdmin: admin menu showing all administration tools.
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UserManager: easy administration of user accounts.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
NamespaceManager: central administration of Namespaces.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
GroupManager: setting up groups.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
PermissionManager: assignment of permissions for namespaces (areas) and explanation by which group a right is set or blocked.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Logs: automatically generated list of actions (for instance deletion logs).icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Preferences: set preferences for single extensions.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
RenameUser: allows authorized users to rename user accounts.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
ExtensionInfo: overview of all installed extensions.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
InterWikiLinks: fast linking with prefixes.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Duplicator: simple duplication of articles.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
Replace Text: a special page, as well as a command-line script, to allow administrators to do a global string find-and-replace on both the text and titles of the wiki's content pages.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
Nuke: allows sysops to mass delete pages.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
ImportPages: importing XML dumps.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Extensions at MediaWiki.org: thousands of free additional extensions. icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done

Infrastructure

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LdapAuthentication: Login via central authentication system (LDAP / AD).icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Query API: allows scripted access to various metadata.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
StateBar: space for article's essential meta information.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Scribunto: Lua as script language for templates.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
ExternalData: allows pages to retrieve, filter and format structured data from one or more sources.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
SMWConnector: Integration of Semantic MediaWiki and BlueSpice functionalities.icon_notification_erroricon_notification_done
CountThings: count defined metadata; the output can be integrated in any wiki page.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Echo: provides an in-wiki notification system that can be used by other extensions.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done

Security

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ConfirmEdit: using various different CAPTCHA techniques, to prevent spambots and other automated tools from editing.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
ImageAuth: files protected from third party access. icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
SpamBlacklist: prevents edits that contain URLs whose domains match regular expression patterns.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Lockdown: restrict access to specific namespaces and special pages to a given set of user groups.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
PageAccess: access restriction per page on group basis.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Register: register and login functionality.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done

Personalisation

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User page: page about a user with an account on the wiki.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
UserPreferences: administration of personal settings. icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
UserSidebar: individual user navigation for favorite topics, visited pages e.aicon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
PagesVisited: list of recently visited pages.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Avatars: provides generic and individual user pictures.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done

Skinning

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Skins: implement and configure themes.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Custom CSS: set designs with CSS stylesheets.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
FlexiSkin: change basic design elements (for instance logo and colors) fast and easily.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
NamespaceCSS: use different CSS styles for different namespaces.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done

Mobile

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MobileSkin: view for mobile devices.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Browse and search mobile: using wiki menues and search funtionalities.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Mobile editing: edit articles using tablets and smartphones.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done
Notifications: read recent changes and other notification in a mobie device.icon_notification_doneicon_notification_done

See Also