How to keep the versions of Gliffy diagrams in sync with the wiki page versions?

Here's what I did:

  1. I have created a new wiki page and added a Gliffy plug in and created a new design diagram.
  2. I added some design details to the wiki page. When I save the page, I get version 1.
  3. I opened the page and edited the Gliffy diagram and made few changes to the text in wiki page and saved the page. This created version 2 of the wiki page.
  4. I wanted to revert back to version 1 through the version history. This reverted the changes in the wiki page to version 1 but the Gliffy image is from version 2 :(

I want to be able to tie the Gliffy diagram and the wiki page contents to be the same version. How can I do this?

By the way, I tried with yWorks diagraming plug in, and I get the same behavior.

I'd greatly appreciate if you can suggest alternatives. TIA

2 answers

Hi KChalla,

With Gliffy in Confluence 3.x, there was a version attribute that was persisted with the Gliffy diagram and saved on the page.

However, this has been removed in Confluence 4.x as this posed some challenges with other use cases of moving and copying of pages. Additionally, the behavior you describe is also consistent with how Confluence works with image attachments.

This does sound like a feature request that others may want as well. I would post this on our feature request forum and we'll review it for inclusion in a future version:




Thank you. You are correct. I just realized that the version stickiness is not maintained for any kind of attachments and included pages (Confluence v4.2.1). Which means, the wiki content and the attached document could be completely out of sync, this could cause quite a bit of confusion.

I wish there's a better option....



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