We just upgraded our staging instance to Confluence 4.3. After the upgrade, the Wiki Markup Plugin is disabled. It is not possible to enable it, as far as I can see.
Now we have errors on pages where content was previously not migrated or a macro is being used that still functions in wiki markup. What's the solution?
OK and here are my Solution for a deactivated Wiki Markup Plugin.
You can solve it by calling the hidden url:
<YOUR CONFLUENCE PATH>/admin/enableplugin.action?pluginKey=confluence.xhtml.wikimarkup&atl_token=dfbf213496c3f97019024f93c6aef89280eaf217
You have to insert your own atl_token. Simply scan the html for this.
After a ridiculous amount of time spent trying to fix this, we finally figured out that the database hadn't upgraded to 4.3. Here is the fix we implemented, which worked.
When we attempted the upgrade, we did the following:
1. Changed the 'deployment' symlink pointing to the directory containing the JARs that are the core of Confluence from the 4.1 directory to the 4.3 directory.
2. Changed the 'data' symlink, pointing to the Confluence Home directory, from pointing to the previous 4.1 version to the 4.3 data from the previous upgrade attempt.
3. Re-imported the database export from the production application into Postgres.
We assumed that Confluence would detect that the 4.1 database was an older version and automatically upgrade it to 4.3. However, this was not the case, as the confluence.cfg.xml in the 4.3 Confluence Home data directory already indicated that the data had been upgraded. This resulted in the oddities and SQL errors that you saw. Additionally, when I checked the instance to ensure that it was working, I didn't hit the correct dashboard as it was giving a HTTP 301 redirect to tools.tntp.org, which I missed during my post-upgrade checks. As a result, it appeared to be working as normal. The admin panel still worked, which is where I confirmed that the version had been changed to Confluence 4.3.
As a result of troubleshooting these errors, we then did the following:
1. Changed the 'version number' in the confluence.cfg.xml to that of the previous deployment.
2. Restarted the application.
After doing this, the application successfully upgraded its database to the format it needed to run Confluence 4.3.
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