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Extension: BlueSpiceInterwikiSearch

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Simultaneous search in multiple wikis

State: stable Dependency: BlueSpice
Developer: HalloWelt License: GPL-3.0-only
Type: BlueSpice Category: -
Edition: BlueSpice pro (deactivated), BlueSpice Farm (deactivated) Version: 4.1+


InterwikiSearch alows simultaneously searching other BlueSpice wikis.

Usage / features

If BlueSpiceInterwikiSearch is enabled and configured on the wiki, the Special:SearchCenter, shows results from other wikis. Results are shown as buttons on top of the results list.

Technical information


To set up this service, wiki administrator must add following settings into LocalSettings.php:

$GLOBALS['bsgBlueSpiceInterwikiSearch']['Wiki_name'] = [
   "name" => "Wiki name", // Will be displayed as the wiki name in the results
   "api-endpoint" => "",
   "search-on-wiki-url" => "" // URL to the SearchCenter SpecialPage on target wiki
Note:This does not apply to BlueSpiceWikiFarm users, BlueSpiceInterwikiSearch within a WikiFarm is handled separately.


Try out InterwikiSearch in our demo

Technical Information

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


  • MediaWiki: 1.31.0

Integrates into

Special pages


Name Value
InterwikiSearchSearchInOtherWikis true
InterwikiSearchSilentOnError false
InterwikiSearchSources array ( )



Test status: 2-testing complete
Checked for: Web, Authoring tool
Last test date: 2022-10-10
WCAG level: AA
WCAG support: partially supports (workaround: no)

Interwiki links are commonly not used. Only relevant for wikis that connect search to other wikis.

Web: screen reader needs label for interwiki search results announced. Ticket: erm30061

Authoring tool: Standard ext-js pagination issue: buttons not announced to screen readers.

Extension type: extended
Extension focus: reader