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Is there an available addon or a macro I'm missing in order to popup a calendar screen, then choose the date being input onto the page?

Creating a new meeting agenda template where when the page is created, you click the "DATE" field, select the date of the meeting, then continue to build the agenda.


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Hi Sean,

As far as I know, if you just type double forward slash inside a page, "//", it should bring a date picker in the latest versions of confluence.

This is bundled with the application :)



Thanks!!! This works like charm.. Hidden Feature :-)

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Is this documented anywhere? I wonder what other similar tricks I might be missing out on.

It does the Date but not the time. Would be nice to have an option to add the time as well.

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That was so quick




Thanks @Rodrigo Adami!

@Rodrigo Adami  is there a way to enter the time as well?


Nancy Lopez Atlassian Team Mar 20, 2018

The // spec is listed here under the Date Picker design docs:

But is there a macro to have that calendar pop-up (like when u use // ) appear dynamically on pages, so users can pick dates? The double forward slash appears only when creating the page but not active after publishing.

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If you are plannning to create a customized template, include this in your form (soy Template) , highlighted in bold. Then create a blueprint that accepts this value and then pass this on to the page created by the blueprint.

<div class="field-group">

<label for="some-date">{getText('')}</label>

<input id="some-date" class="datepicker-field date-field text" type="text" name="date" size="10" autocomplete="off">


More on creating blueprints here :

Be sure to check out the child pages of the above link for more complex examples.

Thanx! I know it's an old thread, but above doesn't seem to work (anymore).

The URL provided by Nancy Lopez above here has another example:


<input class="aui-date-picker" id="demo-range-2" type="date" max="2012-01-25" min="2011-12-25" />


That one seems to work in Templates, but the style is different from Confluence Date-Picker..

@ICT Gemeente Tynaarlo ,

I tried in Confluence 7.4. It shows while saving the template but not while creating the page. Later if you open the template in edit mode, the changes disappear.

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Hello Community,

Handy Date from Handy Macros for Confluence adds the ability to change dates in the page view mode without editing the page. It's available for any hosting. This app also includes macros to create dropdowns, buttons, timestamps, and others so you can get much more than just a date picker with its help. See the gif below for details


For anyone else that's looking for an answer to how to do this in a template, it looks like you can insert "$currentDateLozenge" in the template to get the date picker, set to the current date by default. This appears to be how some default templates do it, and there's no need to use the Source Editor plugin.

Time to change the accepted answer to the one with 27 upvotes.

But is there a way for the Date Picker to be used without going into Edit mode?

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Casey, do you want to change date without editing the page? If yes, take a look at Handy Macros add-on, it has Handy Date tool that makes date macros editable while viewing the page.

Yes, that seems to be just another add-on we have to purchase for such a simple functionality.  We are limited on how much we are willing to spend on making Confluence become user friendly without spending.

I was hoping for an affordable option.

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Still looking for native Confluence macro on this, we shouldn't have to buy an add-on

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