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Anchors break and random version message after latest update in Wiki confluence

My wiki pages containing #Anchors randomly break and throw this message at the top of the page after latest update my firm applied.


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Hi @Donna Breckenridge ,


1. Are you the single person updating the page or Any other people modifying the page.

2. Confluence has the feature as multiple users can work on Single page simultaneously.

3. First of all Please check if any unpublished changes are there.

4. Before editing the page, please check version history, This will gives you the latest changes happened.



Hi @Kagithala Babu Anvesh 
I got the same issue described by @Donna Breckenridge :

  1. Create a new confluence page
  2. Add an anchor macro and name it (in my sample I named it "topic")
  3. Add one link to the confluence page:
    1. Choose Advanced tab when adding link
    2. Place the name #topic in the Link field
    3. Add a text in the Link Text field to make the link appear on the page.
  4. Publish the page ( page will be published as version 1)
  5. Click on the link added on the step 3 to see it's working fine
  6. Edit the page
  7. Make some changes
  8. Click on "Update" to publish new version (page will be published as version 2)
  9. Click again on the link added on the step 3 now

After step 8,
You will see that the link is making the user navigate to the version 1 of the page which contains the warning pictured in the original thread description.

Such behaviour might not be good in most of the cases where anchors are used to let the reader to be able to jump in the contents: everytime that the page is updated, every link to the anchors have to be changed as follows:

  1. Edit the link,
  2. Choose Advanced tab
  3. Change Link field to be only #<name of the anchor>
  4. Publish the changes.

Is there a way to avoid this additional step (udpate anchors links) ?

It is hard to keep track of all anchors in a page and it is too error prone...

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