MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: stable
BlueSpice Mediawiki Extension CategoryCheck.png
Description Reminds a user to categorize a page.
Author(s) Hallo Welt! GmbH
Maintainer(s) Hallo Welt! GmbH
Latest version 3.2 (2021-03-16)
Compatibility policy Follows the MediaWiki version lifecycle. Master is not backward compatible.
MediaWiki 1.31 (LTS)
License GNU General Public License 3.0 only
Download See BlueSpice on SourceForge
Example en.demo.bluespice.com
  • $bsgCategoryCheckNamespaces
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Usage / FeaturesEdit

When saving a page in a namespace that has the category check enabled, the user is reminded to assign a category before saving. This message only appears if the page does not have at least one category assigned. The page can still be saved without assigning a category, but the user must explicitly check the "Ignore" checkbox.


This functionality can be activated for individual namespaces in the Namespace manager.


CategoryCheck requires BlueSpiceFoundation.

External linksEdit

This extension was originally made for BlueSpice.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 pro.