Extension: BlueSpiceArticlePreviewCapture

Description: Creates preview images of wikipages for dynamic file dispatcher
State: stable Dependency: BlueSpice
Developer: HalloWelt License:

GPL-3.0-onlyProperty "BSExtensionInfoLicense" (as page type) with input value "</br>GPL-3.0-only" contains invalid characters or is incomplete and therefore can cause unexpected results during a query or annotation process.

Type: BlueSpice Category: Data Analysis
Edition: BlueSpice pro, BlueSpice Farm, BlueSpice Cloud


BlueSpiceArticlePreviewCapture provides the ability to show current snapshots of wikipages as thumbnails throughout the wiki.

The ArticlePreviewCapture extension creates preview images (screenshots) of pages, which are displayed for example in the search results of the ExtendedSearch autocomplete function, in the Recent changes, the List of books and the Timeline.

This extension requires PhantomJS (Linux | Windows) to be installed on the server.

Technical Information

This information applies to BlueSpice 3 . Technical details for BlueSpice cloud can differ in some cases.


  • MediaWiki: 1.31
  • BlueSpiceFoundation: 3.2

Integrates into

Special pages


Name Value
ArticlePreviewCapturePhantomJSBackend 'native-shell-exec'
ArticlePreviewCapturePhantomJSBaseUrl NULL
ArticlePreviewCapturePhantomJSEscapeShellCommand true
ArticlePreviewCapturePhantomJSExecutable '/usr/local/bin/phantomjs'
ArticlePreviewCapturePhantomJSOptions array ( 0 => '--ignore-ssl-errors', 1 => 'true', )
ArticlePreviewCapturePhantomJSServiceURL NULL