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How do I get a simple drop down menu?

I can't find a simple plugin to use drop down menus. Could you give me any advice?
The Scaffolding Plugin is a bit too expensive, as we only need dropdown menus.

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Since scaffolding plugin is not an option here, I am not sure whether the simple template with varaible meets your requirement or not. If you would like only to hide stuff, expand macro might work.

Hey thanks for your hints. I exactly want something like those variables, but I want the users to be allowed to change them anytime they want to and also after a page has been created from the template. Do you have any advice?

The question is still open

I see. Not on top of my head. Perhaps you could develop your own plugin in order to do this. Or you could do something from html macro.

The "simple template with variable" page is no longer available. The replacement does show a template, but does not explain how to use it.


I found a description of to make a pulldown here, Marian Finch's answer: 

1 Go to the space, select Space Tools, Content Tools, Edit your Template or make a new one
2 In the menu bar choose "insert template items" (left of "insert macro)
3 Assign a name to your variable. If it doesn't show up as a green block, try again. Repeat until your variable is listed in "insert template items".
 4 Click the green block and hover your mouse over it.
5 There should now be a pop-up: empty button, "Text", "Multi-line", "List". Choose List. 

6 The empty button is actually a Text field. Enter the values of your pulldown as a comma separated list.

Like Adrienne Hansler likes this

You could try frevvo.

you can develop your own plugin or using javascript you can create drop downs,

check the following doc

Also would like to customize the Confluence menu to be horizontal and cascading. The horizontal part I was able to figure out w/ the help of Adaptavist documentation and examples.


As to cascading, so far no luck however someone who knows how to integrate .css better than I might be able to figure this out with the help of the following:

Hello Susanne,

What would you like the menu to do? Are you trying to populate a form? Create an alternative navigation scheme? Are you trying to hide content behind a macro that you can click to expand?

I want to insert a simple form in a page, where you can choose between several items like for example "approved" "high priority" (or anything else that we need at the moment). There need to be items given and the user can choose from these. The chosen item needs to be saved, so that the next user can see, which item was chosen.

Do you have any suggestion, what I can do to accomplish this?

This question is still open.

And it will never be answered because the Question stated that expensive plugins are not an option.

I have tried using the built in plugin drop down menu called the "Menu editor" but it is global and you cannot lock it to a space or section of pages so I need to use another drop down menu within that particular space. Is there any macros around for this?



For the sake of others, please also interpret this as if she wanted to know how to create a dropdown by writing her own macro. As that would be beneficial to me who is trying to do that.

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