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Converting user/date metadata using UWC and Confluence 5

Alfa Product Team Sep 29, 2013

The Universal Wiki Converter requires the User Date Metadata Framework plugin (UDMF) to set user and date metadata on each page.

In Confluence 5+ this plugin has been superceded by the Confluence Metadata Plugin 2 and it doesn't seem possible to use the UDMF plugin anymore. I've tried copying the UDMF jar into the WEB-INF/lib folder but Confluence 5.2 won't start up using it.

This is causing a problem when trying to convert user and date metadata from Jive. I'm seeing these errors after converting each page:

REMOTE_API_ERROR: Problem setting create or last modified date

It looks like this is thrown by the biz.artemis.confluence.xmlrpcwrapper.RemoteWikiBroker class in the UWC ("UDMF plugin not installed or enabled").

I've downloaded and built the latest version of the UWC but can't see any changes to make this work.

As I can't install the UDMF plugin in Confluence 5.2, has anyone managed to convert user/date metadate into Confluence 5.2 with the Confluence Metadata Plugin 2?

If so, what changes are required to the UWC?



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Alfa Product Team Nov 14, 2013

The problem has now been solved by installing the UDMF plugin via the "Upload add-on" button on the Confluence Manage Plugins page, rather than putting the JAR file into the WEB-INF/lib directory (as suggests)

With the UDMF plugin installed in Confluence 5, the user/date metadata can be converted by the UWC.

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Paulo Rezende Oct 23, 2013

I have the same issue. Did you find any solutions for this problem?

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Alfa Product Team Oct 24, 2013

No, unfortunately not yet.

I've also contacted '' but haven't got any response back.

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Bruce Cran Apr 09, 2014

I'm trying to use the UDMF plugin with Confluence 5.4.4 when converting a Mediawiki installation. Unfortunately it can't be enabled, so I'm stuck. Has anyone come up with a way to convert the user/date with newer versions of Confluence?

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