Confluence - How to to link to current version not current page?

Hi, I want to add a link (for example from a JIRA ticket) to my current documentation. But when I take the link from the page it always links to the current page of the document, so when the page is changed the JIRA ticket links to the latest version of the page (with the new changes) instead to the version of the page when I created the link.

A workaround is:

After finishing the documentation in Confluence I will make another useless edit of the page, so that a new version of the page will be opened. Then I go to the page history and take the link next to the last one.. But this is really annoying.

Is there another solution for this?

Thank you,

Marco

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Hi Marco,

Get the link to the page, this should be in the form of the page name, e.g. https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/ALLDOC/Atlassian+Documentation, you then follow that with a question mark, then pageVersion=x, where x is the version you are interested in. So an example:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/ALLDOC/Atlassian+Documentation?pageVersion=1

That will give you the first version of that page. So just go to your page history, see what version you are on now and put that version in there.
Please note the case of the word pageVersion; it only works if you write it exactly like that, so lower case p, upper case V. 

I hope that helps smile

Cheers,

Karin

 

PS Confluence does not deal well with special characters in the page name, so in order for the link to contain page name rather than ID, make sure there are no brackets, ampersands etc. in the name of the page, otherwise you get a page id for linking only and that will not work for current version, as you have already discovered...

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