Looking to customize the renderChildren() macro used near the bottom of each page

Hi,

I need to slightly modify the renderChildren() macro that is being used in the default page layout: I need to display all pages, but with their children recursively.

The end effect being something around the output of this wiki markup:

{pagetree:root=@self|excerpt=true|expandCollapseAll=true}

Showing page excerpts and collapse|expand links is not really that critical. The most important aspect for me would be to include children's children in the output.

One of the considerations is that I want this customization made at the space leve. I don't want to mess around the site-wide configuration. Currently I've edited my space page layout and commented out the #renderChildren() invocation alltogether. The negative side of this approach is that now I need to edit every page and manually add the above snippet in order to have recursive children of the current page.

So I wondered if there was any other way to automatically get this effect for all pages of my space - may be the #renderChildren() macro accepts configuration arguments? Unfortunately I'm not conversant with the internal macro syntax, nor did I have any luck googling around regarding this toppic :(

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You could render the pagetree macro in the layout with $helper.renderConfluenceMacro():

##renderChildren()
<div id="children-section" class="pageSection children-showing group">
    <div class="section-header" style="padding-left: 0px;">
        <h2 id="children-section-title" class="section-title">Child Pages</h2>
    </div>
    $helper.renderConfluenceMacro("{pagetree:root=@self|excerpt=true|expandCollapseAll=true}")
</div>

Hope this helps

Thanks Remo! Worked like a charm. I wasn't familiar with the helper interface.

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