Extension: BlueSpiceAbout

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Information about BlueSpice

State: stable Dependency: BlueSpice
Developer: HalloWelt License: GPL-3.0-only
Type: BlueSpice Category: Administration
Edition: BlueSpice pro, BlueSpice free, BlueSpice Farm, BlueSpice Cloud


AboutBlueSpice offers a wiki page to provide additional information from an external source, e.g. a page from a content management system.

The extension was developed for marketing reasons, so that people come via a link to an included external page. It is delivered with every edition of a BlueSpice MediaWiki distribution.

The extension inserts a link About BlueSpice in the main navigation. The content of the external page is embedded via an Iframe.

This link can be deactivated in the [[Reference:BlueSpiceConfigManager|]].

Technical Information[edit source]

This information applies to BlueSpice 4. Technical details for BlueSpice Cloud can differ in some cases.

Requirements[edit source]

  • MediaWiki: 1.35.0
  • BlueSpiceFoundation: 4.0

Integrates into[edit source]

Special pages[edit source]

  • BlueSpiceAbout

Permissions[edit source]

Name Description Role
bluespiceabout-viewspecialpage Access to the special page Special:BlueSpiceAbout accountmanager, accountselfcreate, admin, author, bot, commenter, editor, maintenanceadmin, reader, reviewer, structuremanager

Hooks[edit source]


Test status: 2-testing complete
Checked for: Web
Last test date: 2022-08-09
WCAG level: AA
WCAG support: partially supports (workaround: true)

Focus does not stay in iframe after accepting privacy policy when default BlueSpice content is loaded. (erm:25216)

Default loads a page from which has non-compliant content (video without captions). The default page is hard to navigate because of cookie consent menu and focusable mobile menu.

  • Link can be deactivated in main menu for all users and can be ignored by admin users in the management menu.
  • Extension can be deactivated for on-premise installations or custom content can be loaded in iframe (customer is responsible for loading accessible content).
Extension type: extended
Extension focus: reader