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Release status: stable
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Implementation MyWiki , Notify, Page action , Skin , Ajax
Description MediaWiki distribution for business needs.
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Author(s) Hallo Welt! GmbH
Latest version 3.1.8 (2020/07/09)
MediaWiki 1.31+
PHP 7.0
Database changes Yes
License GNU General Public License 3.0
Download Official BlueSpice download page

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BlueSpice is an open source MediaWiki enterprise distribution. It enhances MediaWiki, in particular in the following areas: quality management, process support, administration, rights management, editing, security, and social content. BlueSpice is used worldwide as a platform for collaborative knowledge management, as a knowledge base in customer support and as an uncomplicated tool for documentation and handbooks. It can be extended with a multitude of business features so that BlueSpice can implement comprehensive Enterprise 2.0 solutions.


Table editing
Table editing

Enhanced Editing Options
  • Insert magic words and tags in visual editing mode
  • Visual editing and styling of table properties, filterable tables
  • Multi-file upload
  • Inline text-formatting options on highlighted text
Search center
Search center

Navigation & Search
  • Search quickly in titles, in full text, categories, namespaces and attached files (Office, PDF
  • Filter the search results via facets
  • The fully revised navigation concept focuses on quick access to the most needed tools
Review workflow
Review workflow

Process Support & Quality Management
  • Create review workflows
  • Assign articles to specific editors
  • Set reminders
  • Create page drafts

Permission management
Permission management

Administration & Permissions Management
  • Manage users, groups and namespaces with an easy-to-use graphical interface
  • Connect your MediaWiki centrally to your LDAP server or Active Directory
Social content
Social content

Social content
  • Additional discussion and blog functionalities
  • A timeline and notification system supports editorial processes
  • Add file attachments to any wiki page


BlueSpice is distributed in three editions: free, pro and farm. All BlueSpice editions are based on MediaWiki.

BlueSpice bundles numerous extensions. Many of them are written and maintained by Hallo Welt!. Besides this, there are many great extensions from third-party developers part of the BlueSpice distribution. The current volume of the different distributions is described in the official BlueSpice software catalog.

BlueSpice free[edit]

BlueSpice free is the free version and entry level solution for businesses. It sits on top of an existing MediaWiki without interfering with its architecture, adds lots of user-friendly features and supplements it with a multitude of helpful functions for teams and small businesses.

These functions include

  • an optimized user interface design,
  • high-performance search (Elasticsearch),
  • rights management,
  • improved system security, and
  • integration and connection options via an API.

BlueSpice pro[edit]

BlueSpice pro is the business-critical solution with comprehensive functionalities, a growing number of available extensions and long-term support – updates and patches are also included. It is available as BlueSpice pro Cloud and On Premises.

The additional functions to BlueSpice free include

  • quality assurance,
  • working with approvals,
  • PDF manuals with export function,
  • semantic features for working with forms and meta information, and
  • a blog and comment function for team collaboration.

BlueSpice farm[edit]

BlueSpice farm is a scalable solution for creating and managing multiple wikis on one server.

The additional functions to BlueSpice pro include

  • one-click installation of new wiki instances
  • push & merge
  • language selection
  • extended search


BlueSpice free can be downloaded from the following sourcesː


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