Edit footer in Documentation theme

Hi all,

we are using the Documentation theme and would like to change the footer. I have learned that the "powered by Atlassian" has to stay, what we would like to do is change the link for "Report a bug" to our own support. How can I achieve this? We are running Confluence 4.3.2.



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David Simpson Community Champion Nov 14, 2012

Add this to At the end of the HEAD in Confluence Admin | Look & Feel | Custom HTML


Thanks that worked fine. We haven't got Jira (yet) so I used a mailto instead which suits exactly to our wishes. Thanks a lot.

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Peter Koczan Atlassian Team Nov 14, 2012


Alternatively you may also edit the footer-content.vm file under <CONFLUENCE-INSTALL-DIR>/confluence/decorators/includes to customize/remove the link completely.

Kind regards,


We might think about using this if we get more into Velocity etc. What stops me doing this is also that we are not updatesafe if I understood the documentation correct. But still thanks for your effort.

Peter Koczan Atlassian Team Nov 14, 2012


This technically only requires to cahnge this line accordingly:

&lt;li class="noprint"&gt; &amp;nbsp;&amp;middot;&amp;nbsp; &lt;a href="$action.getText('url.bug.feature.request')" class="hover-footer-link"&gt;$action.getText('bug.feature.request')&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/li&gt;

This is mainly HTML with a few variables, however the solution provided by Bruce is surely more clean and tidy, this is just a possible alternative :)



I just tried your advice and this works fine also. Itgives us the possibility to put our disclaimer at the bottom line.

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