A new way to write blog posts Edited

Hello,

I’m a product manager with Confluence Cloud and I wanted to let the Community know of some exciting improvements to how you create and edit in Confluence. 

We're rolling these changes out gradually, so for now you'll only see them when creating a new blog post. This should appear on your site in the coming weeks, if it hasn't already.

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Some highlights:

  • Improved typography, to provide a more readable line length. No more w i d e text on large monitors.
  • We've added some great new image controls, so you can now easily wrap text around images to the left or right, or even go wide with banner images.
  • Add 🌶to your page with emoji. Hundreds available, but you can even upload your own.
  • Have a bunch of text in markdown? Just paste it on the page and it'll automatically convert to rich text.
  • Need to include code? Code is now available in the plus menu. We'll even detect code on paste, and create a code block for you.

We've also focused - importantly - on increasing reliability, stability, and speed.

We'll be continuing to roll out further improvements, but there's enough great stuff that we wanted to start getting it into your hands. Our documentation has more details about exciting things to come as well as a list of changes that have already been made. 

There are a few notable things missing that we're working on, including:

  • Pasting links to Confluence pages don't auto set the title
  • Text alignment and indentation 
  • Multi-column layouts
  • Setting your image size in pixels

We'd love to know what you think! Click the "Feedback" link in the bottom right corner of the editor.

3 comments

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion May 15, 2018

@Avinoam Zelenko - the images are broken

Thanks, Thomas! I just fixed it. Please let me know if it's working now!

Thomas Schlegel Community Champion May 16, 2018

@Avinoam Zelenko - yes, I can see the pictures now, thank you.

@Avinoam Zelenko How do I use HTML markup in the new release ? 

Hi @Harneet Kochar! HTML markup isn't available as part of Confluence Cloud at this time. Perhaps the code macro may help in what you are looking to achieve.

@Avinoam Zelenko Any particular reason why we removed HTML markup ? We use it for all sorts of formatting (Different fonts, font sizes, alignment etc.) 

Hi there, a couple of questions about the new blog post format. The new posts are now being centered in the page, leaving a lot of white space on the sides, especially on the left of the page. Is there a way to format the blog so it occupies the entire page and all the information can display better. Capture.JPG

Hi @Sonia Viteri and thanks for asking this great question!

As you've noticed and pointed out we are optimizing for better readability and predictability of content which also has some additional benefits such as:

• Your line length won't change when you're viewing content regardless of if the sidebar is expanded or collapsed.
• Your text won't reflow when inline comments are visible or hidden.
• It encourages pages to have a more predictable experience on mobile as well.

With that being said - Tables, macros, and images all have in-context menus that let you make them display as wide or full-width.

Thanks for the explanation @Avinoam Zelenko, now to my second question, before I was able to easily change the size of an image by simply selecting on the image and defining the size, now that options do not seem possible anymore, can you tell me how you can manually change the size of the image while in Confluence.?

Another great question @Sonia Viteri.

At the end of the above post I tried to point out that there are a few notable things missing that we're working on, including:

  • Pasting links to Confluence pages don't auto set the title
  • Text alignment and indentation 
  • Multi-column layouts
  • Setting your image size in pixels

So, at this time you can't set the exact size like you used to. However, in the meantime you can change the images layout to either be fixed, wide or full width or inline to the right or left of your text.

Thanks for the feedback, I did not pay too much attention to the initial post, but now I did :)  Looking forward to seeing the new updates.. 

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