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Child pages not displaying correctly in Children Display macro

We are having issues with child pages that are displayed on parent pages in the Children Display macro. Regardless of the number of child pages, only the first four are displayed. We are using the default settings (we are not setting any limits). 


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Bill Bailey Community Leader Jul 29, 2022

@Alan Vickers A few things to test out/debug:

  • Try setting a Number of Children to see if you can make more appear?
  • If that does nothing, try changing the sort order to see if the list changes?
  • Check the page to make sure the macro is not inside some other macro (or pasted HTML) that might limit the display.

Thanks @Bill Bailey . We have tried all the above with no luck. 

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Hi @Alan Vickers ,

does everybody see 4 children only on the parent page's macro output?

I'm asking because of a specific phenomenon:

As a Confluence Administrator, you'll see the complete page tree in the sidebar in any case. But on the page, you'll only see the macro output as a user. So if there are page restrictions on the pages 5-x and you as a user are not added to these restrictions, the macro will show you those 4 pages only. The users added to the page restrictions will have a different count of pages they see on the parent page.

Kind regards,


Thanks @Nicolai Sibler. Everyone sees 4 children only, and it is present in all wikis spaces (we have over 100). 

I think this is worth raising a support ticket at Atlassian.

From my experience, I suspect that the support team will first require some further testing to isolate the cause of the problem.

This includes

  • Rebuilding the index from scratch
  • Running in safe mode (without 3rd party apps)
  • Without customizations (Custom HTML etc)
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Thanks @Nicolai Sibler

Good info. Our IT team submitted a ticket. Again, appreciate the help!

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You're welcome. Kindly inform us about the solution here.

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Hi @Alan Vickers ,

probably you set Number of Children on your macro. Remove that entry on macro configuration. It should solve your issue.


Thanks Fabio. This is set to blank. 

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Florian Bonniec Community Leader Jul 29, 2022



Can you share how you configured the macro ?

There is a Number Of Children Parameter that should be empty or may be set to 4 in your case.

Hi Florian. Thanks for the quick response. We are leaving the default settings:



Florian Bonniec Community Leader Jul 29, 2022

@Alan Vickers Have a look to @Bill Bailey  recommendations.


It may be related to ancestor table also even if I think that it would have not display the pages on the right also.

Thanks Florian! I'll take a look. 

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