Is it possible to generate a page id

Hi all,

We use Confluence also as a Knowledgebase and what we would like to do is generate a unique page id. Does anybody know of such a solution?



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David Simpson Community Champion Dec 06, 2011

I think this is really a duplicate of How to add a serial / issue number to a page in Confluence 4.0?

My answer to that likely holds up still:

Browse to Confluence Admin | Look & Feel | Custom HTML

Paste this in At the end of the HEAD:

  if (AJS.params.pageId != 'undefined') {
    AJS.$('#title-text a').prepend(AJS.params.pageId + ' ');

It will prepend the pageId to the page title.

You are right, this is a duplicate and your solution is close to what we are looking for. Actually we are running into the same problems as the id will not be printed when doing a PDF export and that it is not searchable. Do you have any ideas on this?

David Simpson Community Champion Dec 06, 2011

Either create a user macro with the following content:


...then add the user macro to the page.

Or add the above to an appropriate place in the PDF template.


Thanks a lot for your assistance. I managed to write tha user macro and it works fine if I add it to a page, but I am somewhat not able to get it into the PDF export. What I did is added following lines to the CSS

  1. @page
  2. {
  3. size: 210mm 297mm;
  4. margin-top: 1.4cm;
  5. margin-bottom:1.4cm;
  6. margin-left: 1cm;
  7. margin-right: 1cm;
  8. padding: 1em;
  9. @top-left;
  10. {
  11. content: $pageid;
  12. font-family: ConfluenceInstalledFont, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif;
  13. font-size: 6pt;
  14. }
  15. }

The name of the macro is pageid. Could anybody please tell me where I am going wrong? I read through the documentation without finding a hint how to add the macros. Or am I running into the item CONF-16733?

Hallo Bruce,

Each page in Confluence does have unique page ID. Would you be able to use the ID that Confluence generates? To see the ID of a page, view the "Information" screen for the page then look in the URL. For example, in this URL:

The page ID is "135922".

You can view the page by ID, using this URL format:

And edit it too, provided you have the right permissions:

Does that answer the question?

Cheers, Sarah

Hi Sarah,

that is not quite what we are looking for. But it would suffice if this id could be added to the page by a macro, so that if the title changes you still find the page by this id. Is there a possibilty to do so and if yes, can the existing pages be updated automatically so that these pages also contain the id?

Thanks, Bruce

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