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4.54. UniversalExport

What is UniversalExport?

UniversalExport enables the single page export to PDF.

Where to find UniversalExport?

UniversalExport provides also a widget (UNIVERSALEXPORT ) called "Export", which includes links to various export modules. Which modules are displayed depends on the settings of the respective modules and on the permissions of universalexport-export. Access to an export module can also be granted and withheld depending on namespaces.

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The functionality of UniversalExport

Information on the special page

The export modules installed and their status can be viewed at Special:UniversalExport. The information displayed depends on the individual modules.

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Settings

UniversalExport and the individual modules can be configured under "WikiAdmi > Preferences".

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Configuration variables

Following settings can be configured for UniversalExport and its submodules

Universal Export

Setting Description

Metadata (standard, JSON format)

Additional metadata to include in the template in JSON format, for example: {"creator":"Hallo Welt! Medienwerkstatt GmbH"}. This data can later be accessed from the template

Metadaten (overriding, JSON format)

Metadata values to override existing metadata keys

UniversalExport PDF module

Setting Description

Standard template

Default template to use for exporting to PDF

Backend URL

URL to bshtml2pdf service

Hide namespace prefix in PDF

Whether to hide namespace part of page name when exporting to PDF

Template directory

Directory path to where PDF templates are located

UniversalExport Book PDF Module

Setting Description

Table of Contents

How should TOC appear in the book. This setting has following settings:

  • Only article titles (indent by page)
  • Enbed article TOCs (no indent of article titles

Standard template

Default template to use for exporting to PDF

Template directory

Directory path to where PDF templates are located

UniversalExport HTML Module

Setting Description

Hide namespace prefix in HTML

Whether to hide namespace prefix of pages when exporting to HTML

Path to templates

Directory path to where HTML templates are located

Tips for working with UniversalExport

  • Shoutbox comments are not included when a page is exported.

Classical export with MediaWiki

MediaWiki itself only offers the export of content pages in a proprietary XML format. There are, however, extensions which make the creation of ODF, PDF or DocBook files possible.

See also

Our reference page.


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