[Macro] How can I call Macro's in XHTML using Confluence 4.0?


I have developed a Macro for Confluence 3.5 and now updated it to Confluence 4.0. How can I call these Macro's in XHTML? (without the UI)

We have pages that we are converting from another wiki and convert some macro's to the own 4.0 macro's. In Confluence 3.5, I could convert the old wiki macro syntax to {macro-key:params}. In Confluence 4.0 it does not work anymore. The log says that it cannot find the macro with the given key.

Do you know what is the way to call the macro in Confluence 4.0 (wihtout the UI)?



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Let me try on this.

The equivalent of Confluence 3.x macro of


for Confluence 4.x is

<ac:macro ac:name="children" /> 

For an example with parameter


The Confluence 4.x equivalent is

&lt;ac:macro ac:name="children"&gt;&lt;ac:parameter ac:name="reverse"&gt;true&lt;/ac:parameter&gt;&lt;ac:parameter ac:name="sort"&gt;title&lt;/ac:parameter&gt;&lt;ac:parameter ac:name="first"&gt;2&lt;/ac:parameter&gt;&lt;/ac:macro&gt;

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David Simpson Community Champion Nov 13, 2011

Please add an example of what you're converting from and to.


In the UWC Converter, I say that the Macro should be called like this:


where macroName is the name that I defined in the plugin descriptor (atlassian-plugin.xml) in the section<xhtml-macro name="macroName" ..>

When I use <macro> for Confluence 3.5 macro's instead of <xhtml-macro.. > then it works. But I want to develop Confluence 4.0 macros.

How can I call 4.0 Macro's?



David Simpson Community Champion Nov 17, 2011

Are you sure that you're using the UWC? It sounds like you've got your wires crossed.

Ok. Thanks.

Well, we tried the UWC beta for 4.0 and it almost worked for the conversion except for the 4.0 Macro's (the 3.5 macro's worked) ;)

So, you say, I have to make a 3.5 macro even when I only want to use Confluence 4.0.

Yes. the converter says:

2011-10-25 15:40:19,991 WARN [ajp-] [confluence.rpc.auth.TokenAuthenticationInvocationHandler] invokeAuthenticatedMethod Failure executing remote method: storePage: com.atlassian.confluence.content.render.xhtml.migration.exceptions.UnknownMacroMigrationException: The macro 'NCAEmployeeMacro' is unknown.

The pages in MoinMoin use an own macro, that we rebuilt as Confluence 4.0 macro.

What would you recommend me, if I need to convert old wiki (moinmoin) to Confluence 4.0?

David Simpson Community Champion Nov 17, 2011

The UWC doesn't currently work on Confluence 4. Use it with Confluence 3.5 and then upgrade to Confluence 4.0

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