Hey guys,

I would like to split the "Created and last modified by" into parts.

The goal is to have both the creation-date aswell as "last-modified".

Is it possible for pages and blog-entries?

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Hi Tim,

Pages and BlogPosts inherit everything from AbstractPage which includes getCreator(), getCreationDate(), getLastModifier() and getLastModificationDate().

What do you want to do exactly, maybe I can help?

Regards

Theresa

Hi Theresa,

it would be perfect if where the "Created and last modified by [...] about 2 hours ago" appears, confluence would show the CreationDate AND next to it the LastModificationDate.

How can I implement it?

Thanks for the answer!

It resolves to something like the following unreadable lines:

#set($page = $blog)
    #if ($page.isNew())
        #set ($dateLink = "$!req.contextPath/pages/viewpreviousversions.action?pageId=$page.id")
    #else
        #set ($dateLink = "$!req.contextPath/pages/diffpagesbyversion.action?pageId=$page.id&selectedPageVersions=$page.previousVersion&selectedPageVersions=$page.version")
    #end

    #* Note: bunched up else statements are intentional, otherwise we get whitespace that messes up formatting ;) *#
    #if (!$renderStatic)
        #set ($authorWithHtml = "#if($page.creatorName) #userLink($page.creator)#else $i18n.getText('anonymous.name')#end")
        #set ($editorWithHtml = "#if($page.lastModifierName) #userLink($page.lastModifier)#else $i18n.getText('anonymous.name')#end")
    #else
        #set ($authorWithHtml = "#if($page.creatorName) $page.creatorName#else $i18n.getText('anonymous.name')#end")
        #set ($editorWithHtml = "#if($page.lastModifierName) $page.lastModifierName#else $i18n.getText('anonymous.name')#end")
    #end

    #set ($authorWithHtml = "<span class='author'>$authorWithHtml</span>")
    #set ($editorWithHtml = "<span class='editor'>$editorWithHtml</span>")

Without writing a plugin, you could edit the page decorators.

For the blog post page:

  • Administration Console
  • Look and Feel > Layouts
  • Select "Create custom" for Blog Post Layout

You'll find a line like

#parse ("/decorators/includes/page-metadata.vm")

... and ...

#if ($generalUtil.isDateWithin24Hours($page.lastModificationDate) && !$renderStatic)
        #set ($i18nSuffix = ".ago")
        #set ($modifiedDate = $friendlyDateFormatterHelper.format($page.lastModificationDate))
    #else
        #set ($i18nSuffix = ".on")
        #set ($modifiedDate = $dateFormatter.format( $page.lastModificationDate ))
    #end

    #if (!$renderStatic)
        #set ($modifiedDate = "<a class='last-modified' title='$dateFormatter.formatDateTime( $page.lastModificationDate )' href='$dateLink'>$modifiedDate</a>")
    #end

    #if ($page.isNew())
        $i18n.getText("created.by$i18nSuffix", [$authorWithHtml, $modifiedDate])
    #else
        #if ($page.creator == $page.lastModifier)
            $i18n.getText("created.and.modified.by$i18nSuffix", [$authorWithHtml, $modifiedDate])
        #else
            $i18n.getText("created.by.modified.by$i18nSuffix", [$authorWithHtml, $editorWithHtml, $modifiedDate])
        #end
    #end

You can replace the original velocity macro and edit it. The last few lines handle the actual text to display and can easily be edited.

BUT: You should be aware that this is (or should be) resetted after updating Confluence, since this markup may change, too.

Hope I could help

Theresa

Thank you, this was exactly what I was looking for.

Have a nice weekend!

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Hi Theresa,

it would be perfect if where the "Created and last modified by [...] about 2 hours ago" appears, confluence would show the CreationDate AND next to it the LastModificationDate.

How can I implement it?

Thanks for the answer!

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