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How can I embed a Trello board in Confluence?

We've been a user of Trello for some time, and recently started an eval of Confluence for cloud and very likely will become a customer of it. One of my employees asked if it's possible to embed our Trello boards in Confluence pages for easy reference. I see this is possible with JIRA boards (https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-36612) and I also know it's possible to import Trello into JIRA, but that seems a heavy & roundabout way to get what we want. Is there, or is there planned, a way to embed Trello boards directly into Confluence? Given how recently Atlassian announced their acquisition of Trello, I'm guessing the answer is "not yet... maybe someday", but I figured I'd check, & maybe someone from Atlassian will see this as a +1 for a feature request.

 

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Hi Phil, 

Not ideal for less-technical users, but after trying a number of macros, including include-html and widgets, I got my boards to (finally) work clunkily by the basic HTML macro. 

Steps:

  1. Whitelisted https://trello* in the admin panel and their CDN listed here http://help.trello.com/article/771-loading-resources-from-trellos-cdn
  2. Added the regular HTML macro and manually created an iframe with 100% width and opted for 800px height
  3. Used a modified public Trello board URL – I don't think this will work for non-public boards. 
    1. Trimmed off the board name down to the alphanumeric string
    2. Appended .html – there are other Trello url parameters here: http://jsfiddle.net/danlec/hmQJP/

From: https://trello.com/b/a1b2c3/myboard 

To: <iframe src="https://trello.com/b/a1b2c3.html" frameBorder="0" width="100%" height="800"></iframe>

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I'm hoping Atlassian's pending purchase of Trello means better integration down the road!

CB
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James Dellow Community Leader Jan 19, 2017

There is an iframe macro, but I don't believe Trello supports being embedded using this approach for security reasons. This isn't specific to Confluence - iframes are a method for embedding one web page inside another.

For the moment you will need to wait for Atlassian or a 3rd-party developer to create this integration for you.

We have released support for embedded boards and cards in Confluence Cloud. Learn more.

Yay!

@philoye, this is for Confluence Cloud only, isn't it? Are there any plans for supporting Trello embeds in Confluence Server?

Is there a workaround we can use right now (the suggestion above doesn't seem to be working)? 

Hi Mahi,

I'm afraid we don't have any confirmed plans for supporting this functionality in Server at the moment. It is very much on our radar though.

Best,

Jenny

@Phil Rzewskidoes this work for private boards?

@Alex Wafula I think your question was directed at @philoye.

philoye Atlassian Team Nov 22, 2017

@Alex Wafula Yes, this works for private boards. If the viewer can see the board in Trello, they can see the embedded board in Confluence.

@philoye We would also love to see this functionality in Confluence Server!

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Why are we waiting for this in Server - when is this going to be released? How about making it work in both Server and Cloud before carrying out yet more improvements for Cloud? 

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@mick davidson - sorry for the delayed reply.

Due to Server and Cloud having different customer sets with differing needs, we often prioritise features differently across the two products. For more information, please take a read of our blog post.

To stay updated on Trello boards in Confluence, please watch the related feature suggestion.

@philoye@Jenny Millman - I'm just starting to get my head around Confluence, and it is incredible! I have a question about the Trello integration - I've added the Trello AddOn, but it would seem the content of my Trello board (embedded) is not searchable from Confluence. Please advise? 

philoye Atlassian Team Feb 15, 2018

@Rademeyer Vermaak That's correct, I'm sorry to say. We do not have any near term plans to address this.

Tom Crespi Community Leader Feb 19, 2018

Pretty standard recommendation - i.e. if you're often participating in the Atlassian Community this is old news - but for anyone new to things here... to add to @Jenny Millman's suggestion above to watch the related feature suggestion, if so inclined please vote for it as well, and even add a comment if you have one.

Jonathan Smith Community Leader May 02, 2018

I thought some add-ons wouldn't be on Cloud, not the other way around :)

I would definitely like Trello to work with Confluence Server as well. +++

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Like! Please get this to work! We do have some public Trello boards out there but the best way to document our actual work and share it with the org is embedding in Confluence. Will try the HTML workaround for now!

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Jonathan Smith Community Leader Mar 20, 2019

@Rademeyer Vermaak ,

  We are all speechless when it comes to Trello not working with Confluence Server :)

- Jon

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