WebDAV attachment functionality in Confluence

In the WebDAV plugin documentation it says that you can “Download, upload, move, delete attachments.”

However, I’m finding that I cannot do many of these actions. When I upload an attachment, it technically attaches to the page (e.g., the page shows 1 attachment and if I click on it, I can download it), but to insert it into the page, I still need to navigate to the WebDAV location of the page where it is stored. If I add a new version of an attachment via WebDAV, it breaks the link on the Confluence page.

Is this expected behavior?

2 answers

1 accepted

I just found that this works exactly the way I wanted - thumbnail for attached image showing up in the Image macro on the page after moving an image over. I had been working with legacy .bmp graphic files which did not work correctly, but after testing this with a .png, it worked perfectly! Thanks for your help, Christian. I should have tested with multiple file formats before posting the question!

I hope I don't get you wrong but as far as I know the WebDAV plugin just handles the files, as you said, which are phisically bound to a page without having to manage the files from within Confluence. Inserting them into a page (via macro I guess) is a different thing...

Just so I understand this behavior -

I have an existing attachment on Page A called Sample.jpg. I navigate to Page A via WebDAV and save a new version of Sample.jpg (same filename). When I go to Page A in the Confluence UI, the link to Sample.jpg that was inserted on the page via the Image macro is broken. The attachments on the page show both versions of Sample.jpg.

Each time I upload a new version of the Sample.jpg via WebDAV, I'll need to readd it via the Image macro, correct?

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Kesha Thillainayagam
Posted Apr 13, 2018 in Confluence

We want to hear how your non-technical teams are using Confluence!

Hi Community! Kesha (kay-sha) from the Confluence marketing team here! Can you share stories with us on how your non-technical (think Marketing, Sales, HR, legal, etc.) teams are using Confluen...

375 views 20 10
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you