I'm currently trying to add a link in Jira that's pointing to an anchor in Confluence. It doesn't seem to work since it's simply going to the page without scrolling to the anchor.
I've added the anchor using the macro in Confluence and the syntaxe used for the url in Jira is the following https://xyz.com/display/MNM/Modules+Pages#InstagramFeed
Do you have any idea why it's not pointing to the anchor?
I understand you are new to the forum. Welcome. :)
When you link to a Confluence anchor from another Confluence instance or from Jira you have to repeat the page name in the URL - it is not particularly intuitive, I am afraid.
Use a full URL in the following format:
Notes about the full URL:
The page name is repeated in the URL, after the # sign. The second occurrence of the page name is concatenated into a single word, with all spaces removed.
There is a single dash (hyphen) between the concatenated page name and the anchor name.
The anchor name in the full URL is concatenated into a single word, with all spaces removed.
The anchor name is case sensitive.
If the page name contains special characters, where the URL displays a page ID rather than a name, the link to an anchor will look more like this
http://myconfluence.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=54689987#Test-page1!-anchorIn this example the page title is
Test - Page 1!and the anchor name is
Thanks for asking! Yes, there is an issue open: Anchor syntax is so difficult to use, our users cannot use anchors
Here is the article on how we implement suggestions: Implementation of New Features Policy
Another problem with this is that even when the anchor link works, it doesn't go to the correct location -- it ends up scrolling a few lines below the anchor. For example, if you place the anchor just above a heading, it scrolls to the line below the heading (so you can't see that you have linked to the correct location). Or if you place the anchor just above a paragraph, it links to the third of fourth line of the paragraph (and the reader has to scroll up a couple of lines to start reading).
Oddly, this does not happen when you link to an anchor on the same page. Then it works perfectly.
I filed another question on this topic: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Confluence-questions/Bug-Linking-to-an-anchor-behaves-differently-when-linking-from/qaq-p/915669
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