Markup {color} doesn't work

In Confluence 5, I can no longer write markup in the rich text editor, at least not everything is working


I can use 

*bold* to make it bold


{color:red} bla {color} doesn't work

Did the syntax change? Is there a different way then opening up the actual markup editor?

5 answers

Something may have changed, perhaps unintentionally; consider browsing for and/or opening a bug ticket:

In the meantime, if you are using confluence server, here is a quick user macro that nearly replicates it:

## Macro title: Text Color
## Macro has a body: Y
## Body processing: Rendered
## Output: HTML
## Developed by: MIlo Grika
## Date created: 09/28/2015
## This is a replacement text coloring macro
## @param color:title=Color|type=string|required=true|desc=The color of the text.
<font color="$paramcolor">$body</font>

just type


then whatever you want to be that color, then the down arrow on the keyboard to leave the macro and continue typing.

Hi Jan,

from the looks of it the 'color' macro has been removed in favour of using the 'Word' style text option at the top of the menu. So to change the colour of text in the latest editors:

  • select the text to highlight it
  • use the text formatting menu (dropdown starts with an underlined A)
  • choose a colour from the picker

Your text should be coloured.

Jan, did you find a solution to this?  I have the same problem

I really hope it hasn't been removed as Sharon suggested above.  The editor only lets you choose standard colors, not custom ones by hex code.


Craig, unfortunately, I didn't find a solution. We currently use the "rich-text" editor, which is build in. 

Hi @Craig Skipsey, @Jan Schwoebel,

Agree with Sharon, the Color macro appears to have been removed, however you can still use it and use custom hex colours by doing the following:

  • From the menu, click the Markup macro plus Insert > Markup
  • Ensure Confluence wiki is selected
  • Enter your text on the left, confirm preview is correct and then click Insert

(example: {color:#FF0000}text{color} will show a red colour)

Note: Any and all text typed after this will be in that colour.



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