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Button / link to parent page / one level up?

Hi guys,

I searched some articles in here, but no exact answer.

Is there a out of box way, how to implement "level up" / "go to parent" page button / link into the Confluence Server / DC without any external plugin? 

Customer is 15k users, there is almost no possibility to purchase any plugin in schedule less then 2-3 years of planning :) 

Thanks for hints.


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Like @Bill Bailey said, you'll need an user macro for that.

Here is it (h/t @Thomas Schlegel):

## @noparams
if (!$content.getParent()) <b>No parent page found</b>
#contentLink2($content.getParent() false false)

To use it globally or space-wide you could place the macro in the footer (Look and Feel → Sidebar, header and footer).

Thanks for the hint, will follow up with admins! :-) 

Like Nicolai Sibler likes this

Is it possible to add the url of the parent page in i a link <a>?

@frithjof falck Please elaborate on what you actually want to achieve. Your requirement seems to be different from the one above.

This user macro shows the page name of the parent page as a clickable link. Would it be possible to make a user macro that has an <a> tag so that i can change the name of the link to for example "x"?

<a url="link to parent page">LINK NAME</a>

I'm not sure if this is possible as I'm not a coder.

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Bill Bailey Community Leader Aug 04, 2021

My suggestion is to write a user macro to do what you want. You will need cooperation from your admins to install the macro. AND you will have to install the macro each time you want to use it.

You may also be able to do it for every page using javascript, but I will assume that your admin team would view that as needing 2 to 3 years of planning.

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