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Display a page's current version


I'm using Confluence 5.7.4.

I was just asked how to display the current page version in the page without having to go to the page history menu. Is it possible to do? Do I need to use a user macro to do this? If it is only possible using macros, would the syntax be something like $content.version?


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Hi Richard,

A user macro should be the only easy way to do this, and your syntax seems to be right... why not test it? It should return exactly the version number of the page (i.e. "11" for v. 11).

Just make sure to include 

## @noparams

at the top of your user macro.

Great, thanks @Stephen Deutsch. Tried it out and it's as simple as:

## @noparams

And now appears in my Macro browser (once I deleted all the comments - it doesn't seem to like it if you leave additional comments so my macro is literally just those two lines of code)

Didn't realise the macros would be so easy actually, that's why I was wary of trying it out smile

Many thanks for your help!

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No problem, glad I could help!

We have the Cloud version of Confluence, and I would like to show the current version # on a PDF export.  Is this possible?   

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Hi @Michelle Oliveri

Using Scroll PDF Exporter for Cloud you can simply define a placeholder in your template to display the revision number of the page you're exporting.

You can find further information about all the available placeholders in our documentation: for your case the "Page Revision" placeholder is the one to look at.

Hope this helps.


Hi @Michelle Oliveri,

You can also use QC Documents for Confluence Cloud plugin to run the {qc-property-macro} . Using this macro you will be able to export the version of the context like this 


The plugin is available for the Confluence Cloud.

More information is available here .

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Hi @Evangelos Mantadakis

Thank you for your reply!  The solution looks very interesting.  I will let my manager know. 

Kindest regards,


The info under the page title shows the date and last author,

... but if you want to include this in any export, you can create a "layout" section on the page and choose an appropriate number of columns to make it look nice

Then insert the "Change History" change macro with 1 version to show

change history.png

@Richard Gundersen 

This solution looks good however can you guide me on  how to add this macro  all I can see is the standard macros provided by Atlassian 

When i enter code and publish it doesn't work - what ma i doing wrong :(

## @noparams


/## @noparams

But I have also recently added this plugin to our system

.. SUPER-great as you can display all sorts of special info


Change history macro simply display all versions which like you  say is not much use for example version 56369  and all the proceeding versions listed

No way of limiting that view to the last say 10 ?  Can't see how you would edit macro  in Cloud version 

How did you get to Edit Change History Macro ???

Change History macro is only available in Server and Data Center

Its only parameter is how many versions to show and the columns are set.

But this plugin allows you to select specific field to show, but also not available in Cloud

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Frustrating that there are so many differences between Cloud & Data Centre , never mind it is what it is

My solution is to embed the Change History Macro inside a Table Filter Macro and set the Table Filter Macro (on the Table View tab) to only show 1 row.

Hi ... just surfing around and saw this question .. apparently unanswered

The closest I found is the "Change History" macro but it simply displays ALL version history as seen on Page History via the ellipsis

Pity the macro doesn't have a setting for only showing the last version


But thinking a bit further ...

displaying page version "Version 5639" probably doesn't help very much

The date of the last page edit and the author is shown under the page title which probably makes more contextual sense than a version number

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