Extension: BlueSpiceInterWikiLinks

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Administration interface for adding, editing and deleting interwiki links

State: stable Dependency: BlueSpice
Developer: HalloWelt License: GPL-3.0-only
Type: BlueSpice Category: Administration
Edition: BlueSpice free, BlueSpice pro, BlueSpice farm, BlueSpice cloud Version: 4.1+


The extension InterWikiLinks simplifies linking to other wikis. Through this extension, administrators can create the abbreviations for different extenal wikis using a special page. It provides the following functionality:

  • acces to the page Special:InterWikiLinks
  • add new interwikilinks
  • delete interwikilink entries
  • assign URLs to interwiki link entries
  • sort entries
  • export entries

Technical information

Interwikilinks are saved in the Mediawiki table interwiki. An Interwikilink essentially consists of assigning a link name (prefix) to an URL. Keep in mind that the link name must be only one word.


This extension offers no configurations.

Rights (permissions)

Users must have the interwiki-viewspecialpage permission to view the list of interwiki links. This permission is by default assigned to the roles editor, admin, and maintenanceadmin. To edit the list, users need wikiadmin permissions. This permission is by default assigned to the roles admin and maintenanceadmin.

Technical Information

This information applies to BlueSpice 4. Technical details for BlueSpice cloud can differ in some cases.


  • MediaWiki: 1.39.0
  • BlueSpiceFoundation: 4.3

Integrates into

Special pages

  • InterWikiLinks


Name Description Role
interwikilinks-viewspecialpage Access to the special page Special:InterWikiLinks admin, editor, maintenanceadmin

API Modules

  • bs-interwikilinks-tasks



Test status: 2-testing complete
Checked for: Authoring tool
Last test date: 2022-08-05
WCAG level: AA
WCAG support: partially supports (workaround: no)

keyboard access works. Screenreader: Extjs: Pagination in grids not announcing button labels at top and pagination buttons at bottom; actions menu has no keyboard support. switching between browse/focus modes enables finding out how many pages there are and moving to the next page. erm:27716

Extension type: core
Extension focus: admin