Ratings and recommendations

The extension BlueSpiceRating allows users to rate a page with up to five stars or to recommend the page.

Rate or recommend a page

Before a user can rate or recommend a page, each feature needs to be activated by an administrator.


A user simply selects the amount of stars for a rating at the end of a wiki page. The number of stars are then highlighted in yellow during the selection process.  A mouse-click confirms the rating. Only one rating per user is counted. New votes only change the average evaluation, but not the number of ratings. Users can change their rating at any time by choosing less or more stars.

The display of the ratings and recommendation features can be moved to the title area in the Config manager.


To recommend a page,  a user clicks on the link "Recommend" at the end of the page. To retract the recommendation, the user clicks on the link again.

Ratings and recommendations
Ratings and recommendations

Enable ratings or recommendations in a namespace

Administrators can activate both features for individual namespaces. To enable or disable them, go to Global actions > Namespace manager and edit the namespace settings:

Namespace manager settings

Special pages

The special page Special:Rating lists all pages that have been rated.

The special page Special:Recommendations lists all pages that have been recommended.

Both pages can be accessed from the Global actions menu.

Global actions menu
Global actions menu

Deactivate ratings on a page

Users can also exclude individual pages from the rating system. For this, insert the following behavior switch at the bottom of the page in source view:


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