Displaying the page version

Page layout.pngI would like to display a string somewhere on a Confluence page (top or bottom) which contains the version number.

E.g. 'Page Version 3.1'

Following the advice here, I have modified the layout (Confluence Admin > Layouts) by adding the following line to the page layout decorator content.


However, this only displays the number. I would also like to display the text.

It also overwrites part of the text indicating who last modified the page. See screenshot. How can I avoid this?

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Find the following code part (http://confuenceserver/confluence/admin/editdecorator.action?decoratorName=decorators/page.vmd)

<div id="main-content" class="wiki-content">

and change it to 

<div id="main-content" class="wiki-content">
  #set ($confPage = $helper.page)
  Page version: <strong>${confPage.version} ${confPage.versionComment}</strong>

This will display the version number and a comment, if this is your intention

You need to use the default theme, not documentation theme

And as I have mentioned earlier you can reference other page properties as described in API doc

You can reference other properties from Page object

See here: https://docs.atlassian.com/confluence/latest/com/atlassian/confluence/pages/AbstractPage.html

Basically all the getters are quite safe to use.

For version comment: https://docs.atlassian.com/confluence/latest/com/atlassian/confluence/core/ContentEntityObject.html#getVersionComment()

so, in your case:


As for text placement, I cannot help here without seeing your layout

Thanks for the reply Sash. I'm using the default layout - all I've done is add $confPage.version after the line #set ($confPage = $helper.page).

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