Are you continuing to develop this plugin to be intelligent enough for lower level users? For example, that it could distinguish between content and code and present content only to the user in a form that looks like content ( = be like search an replace anywhere else)?
thanks for the interrest in our plugin and sorry for the late answer. Currently there are no plans on supporting an end user interface as this tool does not really contain any permission checking. This would probably also not scale very well to big confluence instances. If you are interrested in something like that, tell us what you have in mind and we might find a solution for that.
Thanks for your response. The lack of a proper search and replace has been a gaping hole in Confluence for over 10 years. Recently they decided that they weren't going to provide it and the technical communicators would have to hope that someone would develop a plugin. See https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-2522
Your plugin has brought hope and partly resolves the issue, but we still need end user search and replace.
Fortunately, if you always use the topic title as the link text, Confluence will automatically change all link texts when you change the title of a topic. This helps, but it does not fix the main problem.
Imagine what it is like for people like me having to explain to a client that if they want to change a term throughout their documentation then they have to do it manually or log a tech support call for an expert to do it.
I have a comparative features checklist for technical and procedure documentation software. Confluence fails only on the lack of search and replace.
So my technical communicator colleagues and I really hope that you or someone will get this done.
My submission as emailed:
Is this the kind of thing that you were asking for?
thanks for the detailed user stories. We are currently looking into it. The main problem is replacing text in storage format without invalidating the syntax. We have a couple of approaches which might work. The search and replace for space admins is not a big problem, we will implement it as a first step to the final goal of a (at least more) end user friendly search.
We will keep you postet,
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