How to create a link with {expand} in sidebar?

Hi. I'm new to Confluence and looking for help with the sidebar, specifically the {expand} feature.

Presently I use {expand:Departments} to create a dropdown of different spaces like - [AB:], etc.

Right now "Departments" is only text, though, not a link. Is there a way to convert it?

If I plug in a space key or other type of link, it just becomes the flat text.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

1 answer

0 vote

Hi Caleb,

You can use Confluence Wiki Markup to link to a page.

For example, here's what I did to get a link to work in the Expand Macro:

Screen Shot 2017-08-07 at 1.52.45 PM.jpg

Note, you don't see that I've done this, but you have to put {expand} after the links you list.

And you can see the result here:

Screen Shot 2017-08-07 at 1.53.09 PM.jpg

It will not look like a link until you get out of the Space Tools section and go back to the main space page, but it does work effectively.

Let us know if you have any trouble!

Kind Regards,
Shannon

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Posted Tuesday in Confluence

We want to see the templates you've created in Confluence!

Hi Community, Jessica here from the Confluence Product Marketing team!  July’s community challenge is all about sharing pictures  — and as an extension of our first post on what ...

392 views 17 9
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

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

Find a group

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

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you