Questions on Confluence- Currently evaluating platform

I am currently evaluating if I would like to purchase Confluence for our company intranet and had a couple of questions I was hoping the community could help answer...

  1. If I have a link to another website on a page, the search box does not seem to find it. I would think it would be able to search the link title? Can someone confirm if there is an extra step I need to do?
  2. For versioning, does this only work if the content is typed directly on the page? For example, if I have an attachment on the page and the attachment is updated, can it save a version?
  3. Is there a way to set up key words on attachments so the search can be more defined?
  4. Is there a way to add administrative comments to a page or attachment that is NOT viewable to the general user?

Any guidance you can provide would be great! Thank you!

Dina Tsuda

3 answers

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2. Yes, attachments have versions. By default, adding an another attachment of the same name creates a new version.

3. Labels should be used for this both for pages and attachments

4. Not natively, but there are add-ons that provide macros like show-if and similar that do this type of thing. See

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As for Q1, when you say link, do you mean the full URL, or some text that is clickable, which effectively hides the URL?

I can't say for sure, but I can't see why the text shouldn't be in the search, as it is text on a page.

I don't think there's much you can do beyond that, ie, there is no further step.


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Thank you for your answers!

Mick- Yes, when I say link, I am putting the text on the page and hyperlinking it to a URL. All I want it to do is include the text in the search. However, when I test it, it does not include it in the search. Not sure why...

Thank you!

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