I have a quick question following an upgrade from confluence 4.1.9 to confluence 4.2. In my previous version (4.1.9), on each page, (including the login / logout & dashboard, as well as user created pages) I would see a page footer that indicated which version of Confluence was being run, along with other details such as "contact Atlassian".
Looking through the release notes for 4.2 i do not see this functionality being deprecated, but I no longer have this "footer" information present in my upgraded versions for confluence (non production sandbox, or production).
Can anyone confirm whether this functionality has been removed, possibly the reasoning behind the change, and what steps i can use to recreate the footer?
Apologies in advanced if i've missed something very obvious.
For your information, documentation theme footer is configurable which might be the cause of your issue. Please refer to the screenshot below
You can access the mentioned page by following choosing "Documentation Theme" >> Configure Theme.
Hope it helps.
In regards to your issue, I can confirm that in Confluence 4.2 the footer is not removed. So, it seems that there might be some customization that resulted to your issue.
Could you please double check if there are any customization done on your instance. You could check the following configuration
If you see any customization there, please try to revert it back to default one by one and see if it helps.
If the suggested method above does not help, we really recommend you create a support ticket at our support channel so that we could check your configuration in private.
Hope it helps.
Thanks Septa, this is where the problem lies. I have nothign in the Header / Footer in my configuration of the documentation theme. I should be able to reconstruct something now. Just out of interest, can you provide a sample footer and/or indicate where these these configurations were saved in version 4.1.x of confluence so i can retrieve the footer from my backup prior to upgrading to version 4.2.x
EDIT: I restored confluence 4.1.9 in non production and oddly enough even 4.1.9 shows blank for the header / footer. I'm guessing the default(s) must have changed between versions, so any sample/example woudl be most appreciated.
It is weird if there are nothing configured on your "Documentation Theme" configuration if this issue only appear when you use "Documentation Theme"
Default footer of Confluence should be located at this location
Have you checked the previously mentioned configurations. I suspect that the cause of your issue might be due to "Custom HTML" configuration.
Hope it helps.
Thanks for clarifying (although i think the file is footer-content.vm :) )
To answer your question(s):
Please don't paste the code block here as it might be confidential information. I believe decorator table should inform what kind of customization has been don on your end. Could you please revert it back to default and see if its help.
Sorry it took this long to confirm. I have double check and confirm that it is a bug cause by our documentation theme plugin that shipped with Confluence 4.2.
The current workaround is to change the configured theme to docuementation theme on the space level and change the global theme to other plugin.
Will let you know if I could get a better workaround.
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