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Configure sidebar/header in confluence 7 after upgrading from 5.4

Hi all,

we recently upgraded from confluence 5.4 to 6.13 and then to 7.0.3.
We were using the Documentation Theme before and configured the sidebar with the wiki markup
*space tree*
and the Header with
{column:width=40%}*Table of contents* {toc:style=decimal|indent=5px|maxLevel=2}{column}
{column:width=30%}*What links here*{incoming-links}{column}

After the upgrade, the content in the header and sidebar is still there, while 'Table of contents' shows up as bold text, '*What links here*' is not in bold and instead shown as plain text.
I tried to add or change that in Space Tools --> Look and Feel --> Sidebar, header and footer, but that does not do anything.


At the end of every page, we now get the plain text line
"#trackbackRdf ($trackbackUtils.getContentIdentifier($page) $page.title $trackbackUtils.getPingUrl($page))"
and I can't find a way to remove that (e.g. grep for trackbackRdf in any files in the confluence installation does not give a hit).

The very useful toggle button to hide/show the sidebar has disappeared. Is there a way to bring it back?

Thanks a lot

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Hello Michael,

Congratulations on making the upgrade from 5.4 through to 7.0.3. We appreciate you sharing the customization you had on the previous version of Confluence. Unfortunately, starting with Confluence 6.0, the documentation theme was deprecated and has since been removed. Further information on this may be found at End of Support Announcements for Confluence.

There are steps within the listed article which help you to switch to the default theme, these steps may be found at Switch to the Default Theme.

There are different types of configuration you can do within the sidebar now, further information on this may be found at The space sidebar.

While this won’t resolve the issue as to why you’re sidebar themes are no longer applying correctly, I hope this information proves helpful in moving forward with the new sidebar experience.

Stephen SIfers

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