Image links break and then work sproadically



We have  a page on confluence. it has two images attached and inserted. Sometimes when the page is visited a broken image link icon is displayed for each image. Other times, the image renders completely fine. This is sporadic behaviour. Any ideas?

2 answers

This widget could not be displayed.

Sounds like a caching issue, which may or may not be client based. To troubleshoot it:

  • are you using a rewrite-proxy in front of Confluence?
  • are the pictures stored on confluence or are they externally linked from a internet-site?
  • does it happen from all clients, or only one? If only one: clear cache and cookies, logout and login again.
  • Try different browsers to see if it's isolated to the browser.
  • Useing firefox addon firebug, go to the net tab, refresh the page and see if the load of the pictures is delayed somehow.

This widget could not be displayed.

No rewrite proxy,


Pictures are stored on confluence


Happens on IE and chrome


Will try firebug, any other suggestions?



Suggest an answer

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

Why start from scratch? Introducing four new templates for Confluence Cloud

Hi my Community friends!  For those who don't know me, I'm a product marketer on the Confluence Cloud team - nice to meet you! For those of you who do, you know that I've been all up in your Co...

504 views 7 6
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