MediaWiki extensions manual
Release status: stable
Description This the base extension for exports in BlueSpice
Author(s) Hallo Welt! GmbH
Maintainer(s) Hallo Welt! GmbH
Latest version 4.5
Compatibility policy For every MediaWiki release that is a Long Term Support release there is a corresponding branch in the extension.
MediaWiki 1.39 (LTS)
Composer bluespice/universalexport
License GNU General Public License 3.0 only
  • $wgUniversalExportMetadataDefaults
  • $wgUniversalExportMetadataOverrides
  • $wgUniversalExportParamsOverrides
  • $wgUniversalExportCategoryBlacklist
  • $wgUniversalExportParamsDefaults
  • $wgUniversalExportCategoryWhitelist
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UniversalExport is the base extension for other export extensions. It incorporates various modules, each serving as exporter for a particular format or type of export.

Usage / features


The export is executed taking into account the export settings (parameters, tags). It checks permissions and collects the parameters and metadata of the entities to be exported, providing the context for the export module. It supports the following export modules:

  • UEModuleBookPDF
  • UEModuleHTML
  • UEModulePDF
  • UEModulePDFRecursive
  • UEModulePDFSubpages
  • UEModuleTable2Excel


  • Download and move the extracted UniversalExport folder to your extensions/ directory.
    Developers and code contributors should install the extension from Git instead, using:cd extensions/
    git clone https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/mediawiki/extensions/UniversalExport
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php file:
    wfLoadExtension( 'UniversalExport' );
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.
This extension was originally made for BlueSpice. BlueSpice is a MediaWiki distribution for enterprises and organizations. It enhances MediaWiki, in particular in the areas of quality management, process support, administration, editing and security.

You can download this extension with BlueSpice free.