! Package biblatex Error: No driver found. throwing errors I can't find a driver for the entry type 'url' and I can't find a driver for the entry type 'webpage' and there is no fallback driver either. Why does BibDesk have me save in a format that BibLaTex doesn't use? CTAN seems to think webpages are type online. Why isn't that an option in BibDesk? http://ctan.mirrorcatalogs.com/macros/latex/contrib/biblatex/doc/biblatex.pdf

  • The webpage entry type was added many years ago to support Norm Gray's urlbst package in BibTeX styles. Since biblatex breaks compatibility with BibTeX in other areas, don't look for sympathy from the BibDesk developers (of which I was one). – Adam Maxwell Sep 21 '15 at 15:42

You can customise BibDesk to create an online entry type. Go to Preferences then Fields. You have the Advanced option to create "Custom Bibtex Types and Fields". There you can create an entry type online with the appropriate fields.

Alternatively, in your document, you can create an alias for webpage


Then webpages bibtex records will be considered as online.

  • It seems here that "your document" will be bibliography.bib rather than main.tex I tried putting it in main.tex and XeLaTeX keeps pausing when it sees that line. – בנימן הגלילי Sep 19 '15 at 20:50
  • Isn't the syntax of \DeclareBibliographyAlias \DeclareBibliographyAlias{<alias>}{<entrytype>}, so shouldn't it be \DeclareBibliographyAlias{webpage}{online} and \DeclareBibliographyAlias{url}{online}, analogous to say \DeclareBibliographyAlias{reference}{collection} in standard.bbx? – moewe Sep 20 '15 at 5:10
  • @paynito The place to put this directive is definitely the main.tex, it will simply be ignored in the .bib file (with Biber it will cause a ... characters of junk warning). – moewe Sep 20 '15 at 5:10
  • @moewe correct the inversion of webpage and online – Guido Sep 20 '15 at 8:39

There is no webpage nor url entry types for biblatex. The corresponding entry type is online, and url is a mandatory fieldfor this entry type. It is an optional field for all entry types, as well as urldate.


Also open your .bib in a text editor, find the @webpage entry. change to @online. save. reopen in BibDesk. now online is one of your choices in the dropdown. You can now create new online entries in this .bib only. If you create a new .bib no more "online" choice. I guess I should report this as a feature request at BibDesk. Thanks @Bernard and @Guido for your answers.

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