Configuration and customization

Templates and forms

Templates and semantic forms help you to structure your wiki content, to speed up your work, to adhere to layout standards and to store and query data.

Reach your goal faster with templates

A template is “reusable content” that can be integrated into any page of the wiki. The template can be content-based (text template), structure-based (layout template), or a combination of both.

For example, think of an info box that looks identical on all pages, but contains different content on each page (layout template). A template can also be used as source for an article or for a portal page in the wiki.

Advantages of using templates

  • Templates help to adhere to layout requirements and result in a uniform look and feel
  • Templates facilitate editorial work, because the same elements do not have to be created again and again

Data and forms with Semantic MediaWiki

Semantic MediaWiki (SMW) is a free of charge, open source extension of MediaWiki, which allows you to store and retrieve data in BlueSpice. In this context, we speak of semantic or structured data, which is often prepared in a tabular format and is entered into the wiki via “semantic forms”.

Semantic MediaWiki as a fully-fledged framework:
In combination with other extensions, Semantic MediaWiki is also a fully-fledged framework to expand BlueSpice into a powerful and flexible knowledge management system. These extensions cover everything from assisting users with data entry, visualizing data (in formats such as maps, calendars, and graphs), importing and exporting SMW data, and using SMW for workflow purposes.

Data export? No problem!
All data created in Semantic MediaWiki is easily exported or published so that other systems can use this data seamlessly.

Semantic MediaWiki know-how:
We provide you with the necessary know-how in our Semantic Training and Semantic Workshop. Alternatively, we are happy to develop input forms and interfaces to existing databases if you prefer.

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