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User Macro Language Reference

I am new to Confluence macros but not to programming in general. So I know the types of things i want to do but can't find a very good reference style document on the language syntax of the user macro tool. The examples help but do not show all the variations, etc.

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Bill_Bailey Community Leader Aug 23, 2019

Yeah, getting started writing complex macros is a bit of a challenge, mainly because it is a mix of Velocity and Confluence Java Objects (not all of which are available in the Velocity context).

So I use this as a reference: http://velocity.apache.org/engine/1.7/.

And this forum is a huge help. There are a few articles like these (mine is listed first):

They help in learning some of the tricks for performing more complex task. And then just lots and lots of Internet searches (and unfortunately, velocity gets a lot of non useful hits).

But yes, a dummy's guide to Confluence macros would be very useful. It took me quite some time to come up to speed.

thanks so much...this really helped me.

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