Topic and discussion entities for BlueSpiceSocial
Status: stable
Developer: HalloWelt
Extension type: BlueSpice
Edition: BlueSpice pro, BlueSpice Farm, BlueSpice Cloud
Dependencies: BlueSpice
License: GPL v3 only
Activated: Yes
Category: Communication

SocialTopics provides the SocialEntity types discussion and topic.

Usage / features

Warning: Pages in the namespaces SocialEntity and User are indexed by search engines by default until prior to version 3.1.13. If you run a public wiki with an earlier version, you should exclude these namespaces from being searchable unless you want these pages to be indexed by public search engines.

At the bottom of each content page, the social entities associated with the page are displayed, filtered by the topic type.

The discussion page is completely replaced by the page view of the SocialEntity type discussion. It displays a timeline that lists the social entities of type topic that belong to this discussion. In addition, free text can be entered at the beginning of the discussion page just like on a standard MediaWiki discussion page.

Technical information

Entry fields for dialogs

Name DescriptionD Type Default value
discussiontitleid ID of the page to which the discussion topic belongs integer/choice field current discussion page
topictitle Title of the discussion topic str empty
text Content of the discussion topic WikiText or reduced VisualEditor; reduzierter parser scope empty

Behavior switch

Name Beschreibung
__NODISCUSSION__ Diskussionen werden auf der seite ausgeblendet


Name Description Type Default value Scope
bsgSocialTopicsTalkPageAutoCreate Discussion pages are automatically created with a new page. Activating this option si not recommended, because a lot of pages will be created. bool false ConfigManager
bsgSocialTopicsTimelineAfterContentNamespaceBlackList Determines in what namespaces the timeline with the latest discussion topics should not be shown. array [] LocalSettings.php
bsgSocialTopicsTimelineAfterContentShow Determines if the timeline with the latest discussion topics should be shown at the bottom of a page. bool true LocalSettings.php

Rights (permissions)

This extension does not provide any new permissions.


Requires BlueSpiceFoundation and BlueSpiceSocial.

More info

For a detailed description and usage info visit our help page.


Create a discussion topic in our BlueSpice Demo. After logging into the test system, click on Discussion at the bottom of any content page.