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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 (2020/06/10)
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 and security.

BlueSpice allows users to edit tables with a WYSIWYG-editor, dialogues simplify the integration of links, categories, pictures and files. Thanks to the user administration and the wiki preferences the administration of the wiki is done quickly. A news blog can keep your wiki up-to-date.

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.


Visual Editing

Editing articles is made very simple with the visual editor.
Inserting pictures, documents and categories is also made easy with the assistants.

Navigation & Search

Search quickly in titles, in full text, categories, namespaces and attached files (Office, PDF).
Filter the search results via facets at the press of a button. The fully revised navigation concept gives you an overall view, more room for content and enables adding individual design.

Process Support & Quality Management

Layout articles uniformly, nominate reviewers and assign articles to specific editors: BlueSpice helps you maintain your content.

  • What was the last change and who made it?
  • To which categories does the article belong?

BlueSpice provides you with all this information at a glance.

Perfect Administration & Permissions Management

Connect your MediaWiki centrally to your LDAP server or Active Directory. BlueSpice makes the administration of the whole wiki, and that of users, groups and namespaces simple via an easy to use backend.

Communication & Feedback

Additional discussion and blog functionalities, a timeline and notification system support editorial processes.

Find even more features in the List of Extensions


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

BlueSpice freeEdit

BlueSpice free is the free version for an 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,
  • a visual text editor,
  • high-performance search (Elasticsearch),
  • rights management,
  • improved system security,
  • integration and connection options via an API.

BlueSpice proEdit

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,
  • a blog and comment function for team collaboration.

BlueSpice farmEdit

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


See alsoEdit