It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Has the ability to create forward links with bracketed text been removed in the new editor? Edited

I am a frequent user of forward links using bracketed text [like this], but that is no longer working in the new editor. Have Atlassian removed this capability? I hope not. 

1 answer

0 votes

Hello Michael!

No, it is not possible anymore to do (just) [ + page name + ] to create a link. 
Now, you can type cmd+K, and type a page name. 
You can also use [link](link) if you want to modify the "name" of the link. 

To read more about all the change about the Confluence editor you can check this page:

And if you're looking to find all the keyboard shortcut, start editing the page, and then you'll see an interrogation mark on the bottom left corner of the page, there you can see all editing shortcuts. 


cmd+k only brings up articles that have been visited recently, which is a lot less useful than the prior behavior. As far as I can tell, there is no way to link to another article by name without either loading the other page, then reloading the editor OR loading the other page and then using the URL. The insert link button behaves the same way.

This is a serious step backwards. What other options are there?

Like Michael Angeles likes this

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted in Confluence

What project did you transition or start on Confluence with the shift to remote work?

It’s been great to hear from fellow users over the last few weeks about the best tips and fun moments you’ve had working on Confluence since the transition to working remote. I’d love to keep the c...

109 views 3 7
Join discussion

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you