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Link image to page

I'm trying to add lots of images and links.

I click the image, click link - this should bring me to a place to attach a link to the image - instead it brings me to the insert link wizard. If i complete the wizard it creates a text link at the top of the page.

I used the wiki markup here: Click the image, click 'link' - brings me back to the insert link wizard that creates a text link at the top of the page.

I can make due with using the wiki markup - but that's going to be harder for most users.

Is this a known bug? Is there something I can do to make linking to images easier.

Confluence v5.7

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Deleted user Aug 15, 2019

Same here, when I click the image in edit mode (cloud version), the link icon is disabled and I can't add a URL to the image. Maddening!

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+1 to this at the moment. Completely hinders linking using images. Really, really disappointing

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any chance this is functionality that is planned in the future? 

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This is incredible. How in the world is this functionality missing in the new confluence pages?!

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Still not working.  

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Complete and utter disaster to see that this function is not working in the cloud version!

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any workaround?
I put a link by the image but I keep clicking in the image instead of
as it is the intuitive way of using it
Also, I cant put several images in the same row ... I think images are buggy atm

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same for me. I don't know how to work with this broken tool....


I want to create buttons on my space homepage so it looks like a homepage and users can click a button (in this case a logo/image) and go to the linked space.

Even the old workarounds for buttons and lozenge macros etc. posted years ago in the forums don't work in Cloud (mine anyway).

It's a shame as it looks slick in the server version!

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I'll add to this that the image editing tools in the server version are also far better than Cloud, where I can't see any decent way to control image size, alt text etc. (I'm new here tho so maybe I've not found it yet!)

+1 still broken! =(

+1 Why would hyperlinking an image get disabled?  Seems to be one of the most common items in (any) page design. 

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+1 Same problem for me in pages. No option at all for image link in header, that I can find.

Does anyone from @Atlassian ever respond to these questions?

Doesnt work for me in the confluence page editor. I insert an image, and try to add a link to it, and I don't have the option. 

Is there an option to just simply write HTML to bypass this?

+1 to this issue. Can't select an image to make it a link, the link button is disabled.

Any update on this?

The documentation says this is supported in Confluence 5.7 -

I know it works correctly in our 5.8 instance.

What browser are you using?

Unacceptable to miss basic feature like that, not a single post related to this has been answer by Atlassian.   I really wonder if this platform worth the money...

Images by link please!!!!

Having the same issue. 

any news for this issue?

i have also tried in different browser but not working - not possible to get the link for the picture - this is a basic function !

I also still have the same issue, are there any News

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You can now add an image and add a link to it (e.g. a clickable image to direct you to a link) but when I paste the link, it creates a new image to my recent uploads which is just an image of the URL I just pasted. The only work around I have is to manually type the link which is a poor user experience IMO

Almost 2021 now, and the issue still persists in the Cloud version.

We are moving now from the cloud to a server hosted environment. The solution for everyone is to abandon the cloud and go to a hoster.


We suspect it's a security problem. If Atlassian would allow this and other features, they would have security issues.

+1 - can't believe this is not functioning. @Atlassian 

50 comments on this issue and not a single response from Atlassian?  WTF!  Not impressed.

Please @atlassian fix it in the cloud to link an image to an url in Confluence

Can this please be fixed? I really need to link images to an URL/other page to make the overview more clear

We have the same problem on the Cloud instance

Issue happened again in Firefox 40.0.3.

Functionality works fine in IE 11 and Chrome 45.0.2454.85

Doesn't work for me in any browser. But overall the cloud version feels a bit glitchy. I can't see any blog posts either when clicking the blog button in the sidebar. And the page list below sometimes have a little collapsable house icon with the space name and sometime there is noting (just the page list).

I've tested Chrome, IE, Edge and it's the same on all of them. Tried two different computers as well (desktop and laptop).  

Anyway, not a deal breaker for me since the main functionality works ok. Just a little annoying :)

Definitely not there in the Cloud "offering".
Come on Confluence - this is basic stuff.
A picture paints a thousand words...

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It's working now. I'm not sure what changed. Thanks for your help.

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