Extension: BlueSpicePageTemplates

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Displays a list of templates marked as page templates

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


BlueSpicePageTemplates allows users to create new pages from predefined templates to start with a basic page structure.

  • Create a template (with headers, categories, boxes and other content) in the template namespace.
  • Create a page template using the special page Special_PageTemplatesAdmin give the page template a name and a description.
  • Each template should be assigned a template from the "Template" namespace that represents the structure of a document.
  • Page templates can be assigned to a particular namespace, so that a certain template will only appear when creating pages in that namespace.
  • The page template is shown as a choice when a new page is created.

Some aspects of this extension can be configured on the page Special:BlueSpiceConfigManager, under "Page templates". Here, wiki administrators can:

  • Force a target namespace for the page that was created from the template
  • Hide default templates

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]

  • PageTemplatesAdmin

Permissions[edit source]

Name Description Role
pagetemplatesadmin-viewspecialpage Access to the Special:PageTemplatesAdmin special page, where page templates can be managed admin, maintenanceadmin, structuremanager

Configuration[edit source]

Name Value
PageTemplatesExcludeNs array ( 0 => -2, 1 => -1, 2 => 6, 3 => 7, 4 => 8, 5 => 9, 6 => 10, 7 => 11, 8 => 14, 9 => 15, )
PageTemplatesForceNamespace false
PageTemplatesHideDefaults false
PageTemplatesHideIfNotInTargetNs true

API Modules[edit source]

  • bs-pagetemplates-store
  • bs-pagetemplates-tasks

Hooks[edit source]


Test status: 2-testing complete
Checked for: Web, Authoring tool
Last test date: 2022-08-05
WCAG level: AA
WCAG support: partially supports (workaround: no)

keyboard access works.

Screenreader: Extjs: Pagination in grids not announcing button labels at top and pagination buttons at bottom; actions menu has no keyboard support.

switching between browse/focus modes enables finding out how many pages there are and moving to the next page.


Extension type: core
Extension focus: admin