allows the integration of a configurable search field in articles.
Status: stable
Developer: HalloWelt
Extension type: BlueSpice
Edition: BlueSpice pro
Dependencies: BlueSpice
License: GPL v3 only
Activated: Yes
Category: Rich Articles
Documentation on MediaWiki.org


BlueSpiceTagSearch allows the integration of a configurable search field in articles, by providing tag that can be inserted on page. This search field relies on BlueSpiceExtendedSearch.

Usage / Features

A tag will be made available, with which a configurable search field can be integrated into a page.

This tag can be configured in the following ways:

  • Namespaces: Sets the namespaces, which should be browsed. You can indicate it by ID or by name of the namespace. With administration rights you have access to the NamespaceManager in which you can find all namespaces including the related IDs. A multiple entry is possible, separated by a pipe symbol (|).

Default: Like set in the ExtendedSearch.

  • Categories: Sets the categories, which should be browsed. A multiple entry is possible, separated by pipe symbol (|).

Default: No category is defined.

  • Operator: Sets the type of search, affecting the search result output, when you insert multiple search terms. It is possible to use "AND- and "OR"-operators.


Variable Significance Configuration Standard
cat="Name_of_Category" Set the categories, which should be browsed. You can set multiple categories here, separated by a pipe symbol (|) No category is set, all categories will be browsed.
ns="Title_or_ID_of_Namespace" Set the namespace(s), which should be browsed. Set title or ID of the namespace(s). You can set multiple namespaces here, separated by a pipe symbol (|). The same configuration is used, which is determined for ExtendedSearch.
operator="AND/OR" Set an operator Operator to be be applied to category filter (not applicable to namespaces as one result cannot have multiple namespaces). "AND"

With the supplied tag it is possible to integrate a configurable search field into a site. This function depends on the ExtendedSearch.
Tag: <bs:tagsearch></bs:tagsearch>

Technical information


This extension offers no configurations.

Rights (permissions)

This extension does not require any special rights.


TagSearch requires BlueSpiceFoundation.

User manual

For detailed description and usage please visit our user manual.


TagSearch is included in the BlueSpice package ServiceCenter, which is an extension requiring payment. Click here for further information.

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Organize your categories with care, because this is a prerequisite for helpful search results. This means on the one hand, that categories need to be set up in the system already, on the other hand that articles are already related to those categories. Also pay attention on the appropriate configuration of the "tagsearch" and the "toplist". The search box and the related Toplist need to be configured with the same categories and namespaces.