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Where did the Panel Macro go?

Heidi Adams October 4, 2019

Where did the Panel Macro go?

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Sharon Helms
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October 4, 2019

Hi Heidi,

If your site has the new Confluence Cloud editor, the Panel Macro is gone. It's been replaced by a number of specific panel macros such as Info panel, Error panel, and so on. (I've attached a screenshot below of the choices available.)

There's an open request for Atlassian to Bring back the original panel macro feature if you'd like to add your vote and comments.

Best wishes,
Sharon

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October 10, 2019

Hi @Heidi Adams,

If this answer solved your issue you should mark it as the accepted answer so that it may help other users in the future!

-Jimmy

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Nathan Waters - AppsPlus November 10, 2020

I've built an extensive panel macro replacement. Try it out: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1223394/panel-macro-for-confluence

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David Marks November 1, 2022

It does not appear that you can add a table to one of those panels.  Is that right?

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November 1, 2022

Advanced Panelboxes does support the insertion of tables and other macros.

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Eugen Styrz October 4, 2019

If you are using cloud: Panel Macro is still available in my instance. Maybe try to clear your cache or try to log off and on again :)

Same for Server... Panel Macro still available in the latest version.

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Thomas Øhrbom November 26, 2019

The rather good and detailed e-learning skillbuilder from Atlassian University called Confluence Content Management (https://training.atlassian.com/confluence-content-management) recommends using the old Panel macro. In fact, in that e-leaning course Atlassian states that the old Panel macro is key to creating ordered pages that are easy to read and maintain.

Really makes you wonder why they removed a macro they themselves believe was very important. On a side note it is also peculiar that the e-learning course has not been updated.

Manuel Guerrero May 1, 2020

Panel macro really added a lot of value for us. I see dozens of people around here that have the same feeling. I hope this helps to bring this macro back!

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October 17, 2023

Totally agree, the new panels are just like the old warning boxes. These are good but they don't serve the same purpose.

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Christian Wuerdig December 5, 2019

There is also a slightly older issue logged asking to bring back the panel macro: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONFCLOUD-66752

NickyGee July 2, 2020

Voted on this one too - I see it has about 20 more comments... I really hope they bring this back. 

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Marius November 21, 2019

In new editor Panel Macro is missing!
Its open a case here to bring him back, so please vote to bring back the Panel Macro:

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONFCLOUD-67825

Manuel Guerrero May 1, 2020

Voted! thanks Marius!

NickyGee July 2, 2020

Voted!

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Stéphane Barbey November 10, 2020

Panel macro has gone. It has not been replaced by anything.

The new panel are nothing like the panel macro, for instance, you cannot add another macro inside that them. (For instance a table of contents.)

Using Atlassian products has become so frustrating.

Nathan Waters - AppsPlus November 10, 2020

You can embed a table of contents in the panel app I built: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1223394/panel-macro-for-confluence

Helen Gosper November 29, 2020

That's all well and good. But previously we could do this for FREE!

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Stéphane Barbey November 30, 2020

Not to mention whole pages and page templates that still rely on the old macro, and the new templates that can't use it, leading to ugly and confusing spaces.

Again, working with Atlassian products is frustrating.

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Reza Ghorbani August 24, 2022

I agree, i used it allot also! Made things easier for us. 

The replacement is not really very helpful since it's not doing the same function. 

 

Very bad move in my opinion! 

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