MediaWiki extensions manual
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Release status: stable
BlueSpice Mediawiki Extension UniversalExport.png
Description This the base extension for exports in BlueSpice
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
  • $bsgUniversalExportMetadataDefaults
  • $bsgUniversalExportMetadataOverrides
  • $bsgUniversalExportParamsOverrides
  • $bsgUniversalExportCategoryBlacklist
  • $bsgUniversalExportParamsDefaults
  • $bsgUniversalExportCategoryWhitelist
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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 / featuresEdit

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 place the file(s) in a directory called UniversalExport in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php:
    wfLoadExtension( 'UniversalExport' );
  •   Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

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This extension was originally made for BlueSpice.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 free.