Extension: BlueSpiceWatchList

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Adds a watchlist widget and tag

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


WatchList improves on standard MediaWiki watchlist functionality and adapts it to the BlueSpice environment.

The watchlist can be viewed in:

  • UserSidebar (keyword WATCHLIST) shows entries from a user's own watchlist.
  • Page content (tag-based, added by user). Example: <bs:watchlist count="10" maxtitlelength="50"/>
  • Discussion pages are implicitly watched by MW. These implicit entries do not appear in the list. But a discussion page can be added explicitly.
  • Long titles are truncated.

Technical Information

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


  • MediaWiki: 1.36.0
  • BlueSpiceFoundation: 4.1

Integrates into

  • BlueSpiceDiscovery
  • BlueSpiceUserSidebar
  • BlueSpiceVisualEditorConnector
  • ContentDroplets

Special pages



  • The number of watchlist entries is limited to 10 if the user does not provide a different value.
  • The titles displayed are limited to 20 characters in the personal navigation.


Name Description Type Default value Scope
WidgetLimit number of returned pages int 10 user
WidgetSortOdr page order time, pagename time user

Tag parameters

Name Description Type Default value
count number of returned pages num 5
maxtitlelength number of strings num 20
order sort order time, pagename pagename


Test status: 2-testing complete
Checked for: Web, Authoring tool
Last test date: 2022-08-09
WCAG level: AA
WCAG support: supports
  • Authoring tool: Added as tag
  • Web: Output as simple ul-list
Extension type: core
Extension focus: reader