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How does the main navigation work?

By default, some links are provided as entry points to the wiki. Wiki administrators can deactivate these links in the configuration manager if needed. In addition, custom links can be added here. Please note that no hierarchical links can be created. Therefore, it makes sense to mainly set up links to the most important topics and to portal pages that contain additional links or page lists.

Main navigation
Main navigation

Adding links

To add new links:

  1. Open the page MediaWiki:Sidebar from the browser's address bar.
  2. Change to edit mode.
  3. Create one or more navigation links (with or without section heading). The following example shows a link to the page "Company" with the label "Our company" and an external link to the BlueSpice website with the label "Website". The links are grouped together under the section heading "Quicklinks":
    **Company|Our company
  4. Save the page. The links are now shown in the main navigation.
Note:As soon as you have created at least one additional link, a direct edit link to the MediaWiki:Sidebar page is displayed when you move the mouse over such a link (see screenshot above).

Link labels may collide with system messages. If this is the case, simply append the HTML-code for an empty space to the description:


Deacivating standard links

The standard links can be deactivated in the configuration manager. The following settings are available under Feature > Skinning:


  • Show entrypoint "Bookshelf"


  • Show entrypoint "Mainpage"
  • Show entrypoint "All pages"
  • Show entrypoint "Recent changes"


  • Show entrypoint "Timeline"


  • Show entrypoint "Blog"

Group-specific navigation

It is possible to show navigation elements for specific user groups only. Please note that the pipe symbol (|) between the page name and its label has to be escaped as {{!}} within this function.

This syntax is defined in the extension UserFunctions.

{{#ifingroup:sysop,widgeteditor |
**somepage{{!}}Some page

Additional customizations