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How do I create an anchor within a single page in a new editor? I only see that you can create a link to an external resource

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Hi @Дмитрий_Чистов 

Anchors don't work the same way in the new editor - the Anchor macro no longer functions, you can only link to a header within a page - to do this..

In view mode, hover over a header and a link icon will appear to the left-hand side - copy it from here. Then you can use it to link from one part of the page to another. You can also link to other pages, issues in Jira, etc.

To see what macros are no longer available in the new editor, see this page


Thank you! I was also looking for this and this solution works. :-)

So if I have some content on a page (e.g. a "latest version" section) which might be superseded by future updates, but I want existing pages to keep working, how do I do that?


Currently I put a "latestversion" anchor next to the header describing the latest version. All other pages just need to link to that anchor.


The header-specific anchor will (obviously) change as new version headers are added.

This is an incredibly frustrating solution for an incredibly frustrating new editor.  I am linking from our user website where they type in a request for a specific resource and the link leads them to our Knowledge Base Atlassian page.  We want to anchor the link to a specific area of the page and I am unable to see the hierarchy of the original page, which was not created by me, to determine if I have to turn each box into a header.  This is incredibly time consuming, frustrating and I'd really like to go back to the old editor where I can just have an anchor.  Clearly there must be an easier solution?  I also do NOT see any link add options when I hover over a header.  

Hi @kgrossman 

There's nothing stopping you from continuing to use the legacy editor if you prefer. This article confirms that the legacy editor is still available.

It's possible to create a legacy page as one of the templates when creating a new page. If it's not there, you can try reaching out to Atlassian Support to see if they can activate it for you.

When you mention hierarchy of the original page, what are you referring to? Was this page converted from the legacy editor to the new experience? Let me know some more specifics around what steps there are here and I'll see if I can help :)


Totally agree with kgrossman, that just doesn't make sense. google docs should not be better than confluence, and yet here we are. I know i'm being incredibly salty right now, but it took me an HOUR to find the answer to this question, and the purpose of this platform is to make cataloging and recording information easier. It's hilarious that it's this hard to find a simple--though incredibly frustrating and inconvenient--answer. 

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Hi @Stephen Wright _Elabor8_ 

I am trying to create a simple link from the bottom of a page to the top using a predefined anchor like #top or something as the link.

The closest I have got to making this work is entering the entire hyperlink of the current page (which of course we are already on anyway) and then adding the #anchor of the first heading on the page, but this is not the top of the page.

Is there a Secret Squirrel hyperlink that I can add to some text that just goes straight to the top of the current page?

Hi @Penguin 

Not that I know of - Confluence Cloud now just has anchors within the titles rather than from any point on the page.

If linking to the page itself (rather than an anchored title) isn't sufficient - have you considered:

  1. Create a new title called "Top of Page" at the top of the page
  2. Make the title H6 - to make it as small as possible
  3. Make the title white (or whatever colour your page background is) so it is not visible
  4. Save the page, copy the hyperlink for the new title and re-edit
  5. Add your link at the bottom of the page back to the new invisible title at the top

^ It's a work-around and does mean your main text sits slightly below the top, but it will allow you to have the anchor without a visible extra title :)


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Thank you for pointing in the right direction.  I did it slightly differently in the end but used your idea.

My page has a landing page and then about 20 sub pages (chapters) and the first line on every chapter page is a hyperlink back to the landing page, so I simply made this line Heading 5 instead of normal text, and then I limited the table of contents on each chapter page to only levels 1-4.

I always found Anchor macros very handy and don't understand what was the reason to remove them from the new editor. If you come up with something new, it's good to keep good old things they worked previously. Keep that in mind!

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