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Sidebar Search in a confluence Space


Is it possible to have a sidebar search box within the space.


The space is pretty huge with a lots of pages. Hence the page tree is also bit complicated.

I believe a search bar above the page tree could be of huge help in this!!


Could this be attained with configuration in the look and feel?


Thanks in Advance!!

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Hello Solomon, you can indeed do this.
We just have to add the Livesearch macro to the sidebar using Wiki markup.

{livesearch:spaceKey=all spaces|size=medium|placeholder=Search}

To enable for all spaces, add the line above into the Sidebar section of the Sidebar, header and footer admin page.

  • (ConfluenceBaseURL)/admin/custompagecontent.action

If you would like to add it to certain Spaces only, add it to the Sidebar, header and footer for that specific Space.

  • (ConfluenceBaseURL)/spaces/custompagecontent.action?key=<SPACEKEY>
  • Replace <SPACEKEY> with the Space key of the specific Space.

Hope that helps! :)


Hello Sarah,

The answer is perfect! I have implemented it.

Thank you very much for your response! Really appreciated.



Solomon Cherian

Works great! To clarify, the wiki markup with "spaceKey=all spaces" can be modified to restrict results to a single space by using the appropriate space key in place of "all spaces". This can be done whether the macro is placed globally or within a single space.

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