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Mind-blowing Confluence trick

Jenn Riek Atlassian Team Jan 28, 2021

Hi everyone! I'm Jenn, and I work on the Confluence team at Atlassian :). I'll be posting a series of questions to tickle the minds of all the Confluence enthusiasts out there! Hope you have fun thinking up some answers to my questions. 

What's a workflow or trick you use in Confluence that you didn’t know existed for a while and then blew your mind when you found it? 

Can't wait to read your answers!



I created a nested reports using excerpt and excerpt include. The report was 4 tiers deep. The final report the user could edit tier four easily from level one.

I was unaware that there was a suggested max of macros on a confluence page. I exceeded that maximum for this report and the confluence pages did not crash.

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I discovered that wiki markup can be used in the header and footer fields to include things on every new page in the wiki, even if someone hasn't used a template.

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And I discovered that the AUI Tabs addon/macro can be used to mockup a page that mimics the behavior of a website, by nesting and alternating the horizontal and vertical tabs.

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I have seen the use of nested Expand macros to mimic the behavior of menu choices in an interface.

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I've recently started using page properties, with which I would create page properties reports across multiple pages to create a dynamic directory. It makes navigating large Confluence instance a whole lot easier!  

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The favorites macro will only show at most five favorites. However you can use the content by label macro to get the same results but show more than just five.


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