Is there a way in confluence to cite/reference similarly to how Wikipedia references work? (I'm aware of direct links, but I want to have an auto-generated list of references and properly generated cite-links at the position of the citation like Wikipedia does).
We are writing software design descriptions in Confluence, and in the document I want to cite and reference minutes of meetings (also created in confluence) as the source for why we are doing something, or why a certain feature is needed.
This functionality is not available natively in Confluence. However, you may be interested in this free plugin that offers that functionality: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/de.edrup.confluence.plugins.simple-cite. It's compatible with Confluence version 5.5.6 and above.
Hope this helps!
Simple Cite for Cloud is not free yes - it costs money to host the application and we can't provide this for free. Simple Cite for Server was free until recently - you can download the last free version 1.5.8 from the Marketplace.
Alternative: take the source code (both cloud and server are open source) and build your own free version for personal use.
I hope that helps.
I confirm, that I have done testing of the [Simple Site Plugin|https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1212933] on the server v 7.4.6 and confirm, that it satisfies all requirements, which would want to have for a reference support on confluence. I have listed them in [CONFSERVER-60925|https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONFSERVER-60925]
This is truly hysterical.
From the page linked above: "The way links are added in the new editor has been simplified to provide you with an easier way to get this done." ... "As part of that simplification, the Anchor macro was removed."
Well, I have to admit, doing something requires one or more actions and not being able to do it all all requires zero steps. So, that is a simplification!
Simple Cite doesn't help. It's not working properly with the actual Editor (Cloud, of course). Developer says it is caused by Confluence. sigh
Please. Professional projects without footnotes? And all workarounds not supported on Cloud?
Has to be fixed very soon. Not even anchors supported anymore. Will work with comments for the time being, but need a final and professional solution soon.
You can manually create this using Superscripts and anchors. Personally I don't worry about the anchors as I use the Footnotes system, but the Superscript approach works nicely with numbered lists.
To do this, just type your text and place your number or letter after the text (numbers work better). Go back once you are finished the paragraph and change the numbers to Superscript. At the end of a document put the Horizontal Rule and underneath type the Footnotes you wanted to appear.
If you leave a space after your last paragraph you can do this as you go so its not so much of a hassle at the end of the document.
Here's how to link to content from within Confluence
If it's a page in the same space:
If it's a page in a different space:
I am not sure if this plugin answers' your question;
we have released a plugin namely 'QC Documents for Confluence Cloud' that enables to auto generate two tables :
1. Citation table - that lists all the pages that cite the current page
2. Internal reference table - that lists all the internal references pages that can be found at the current page.
More information you may find here . The plugin is only available for the Confluence Cloud.
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