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Could not find Panel macro


I could not find panel macro in my Confluence page,

Is it missing or need to make available from somewhere else?

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Truly awful decision to remove the panel macro. Like many other people it a great way to visualise content and now everything is floating around the page without any structure. Please put it back. 

Couldn't agree more 😡

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Please add the standard panel back.  Frustrating when you're trying to do something and can't find it, now I know why.


Also, the new "info", "note" macro, how do I give it a title?  That seems to be missing too.

Please consider upvoting this feature request!

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Please reinstate the panel macro.  We have created entire confluence space templates and stamped them out to hundreds of sites throughout our organisation. This will set us back many man months of effort.  

It's amazing they claimed they are practicing Agile which focuses on Customer concerns more, but then they remove the Panel macro (that is used by many people) with no consultation to their customers before removing it. Very impressive!!!

 Please bring back the Panel Macro! 

Please bring back the Panel macro! 

Please bring back the Panel macro! 

Really awful to completely break the editing experience like this and then make your users "vote" for "features" so existing pages/templates work properly.


It's even worse because everyone has to upgrade in the next months because work on the old editor seems to have stopped. Bugs are just accumulating there and it will eventually be so broken that you'll have no choice but to use the new editor.

This is a downgrade from what we had. Please bring Panels back, it makes a huge different for visualization of the page. 

I really would appreciate to have this macro back it is so useful for better overview 

If confluence doesn't decide to revive the panel macro, they should at least give the option to have a colour on the border of the table.

you can change the color of the table?

I also miss the panel macro RIP

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@Jonathan Bissell Yes, you can but sometimes you just want to change the border color :)

The panel option was very useful.

Confluence team, please revive it or provide an alternative way of doing the same thing with some other macro.

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Just add a table and remove all but one row and column 

I hate that this is the only real solution right now. 

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I really despise the new table feature.

Editing existing pages is even worse. You can copy an existing panel but not change anything about it.

It also isn't possible to insert code blocks in the new "info" style panels either. If you try then it inserts it after the panel.

I'm taking the Atlassian course "Confluence Content Management," which mentions the info, warning, and tip macros. I've been searching for these macros mentioned in the course but haven't been able to find them and now I see why.

Atlassian needs to update their courses when products have changed. I'm glad I found this thread.

For formatting purposes, I just put my table of contents into a two row (one of them being a header row), one column table. Works okay for now.

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Brant Schroeder
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Apr 28, 2019

You can find the panel macro in the Confluence editor, choose Insert > Other Macros. Additional information can be found here:

Hello Brant,

I could not find panel macro...




I have the same problem, was this answered?

Support team said, that "Panel macro has been removed as part of our plan of making new editor better and lighter."...

Atlassian is removing desired and good working features to make lighter and poor editor. It's called downgrade. With new editor they removed many nice features.

And their are many documentation, which are outdated.

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Thank you for answering - well that is just disappointing!

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Also quite disappointed by this news. The Panel macro was an excellent way to visually-group information on the pages—I made use of it extensively on my pages at my previous company (which is running an older version of Confluence hosted on their own servers). Now I can't do this at my new company using the Cloud version of Confluence. I'd like to know what alternatives Atlassian has in mind for this.

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Agree - we have sites built out using the Panel macro, and now without it, our sites will look less cohesive with half the pages having it, and newer pages looking less organized... BOO Atlassian!

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2 issues - one - why claim something is still there when it is clearly not!

And secondly why remove something so fundamental without offering anything suitable as an alternative? The internal design discussions must have been interesting when discussing the removal of macros:

"We need to remove macros to make the editor more light weight"

"OK - how many people are using them?"

"Thousands of users across many thousands of pages"

"What shall we replace them with?"


"Cool - lets do it!"

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The ironic thing is that we were using the Background Color macro and were informed by Atlassian that it had been replaced by the Panel macro. Now we have neither.

A workaround to the downgraded editor is to take a page made with the old editor, copy it, remove all content and save it as a sort of template.

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