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How can I change my Custom Text field to support WikiMarkup?

Hi, I'd like to be able to insert/edit a link to a 'free text' single line custom field I have created.

I've googled and it looks like I need to enable wiki-markup but I don't seem to be able to find the setting. Maybe not supported in jira cloud?? 



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John M Funk Community Leader Jul 13, 2021

Hi Paul,

Setting the renderer for wiki-markup is done in the Field Configuration. 

Go to Settings (gear icon) > Issues > Field Configurations

Find the field configuration used by your project and select it.

Then find your text field and click the Renderers option on the far right. 

Thanks John, I followed your super clear instructions and have set the 'scope' single line text field to have the wiki rendered.

Screenshot 2021-07-13 180011.png


I was expecting to see the options for inserting a link though when I go to the scope field on my screen though... does it not work for single line text fields?

Screenshot 2021-07-13 180037.png

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I would be happy to be able to just put this in and manually create the link, like I used to in Jira Server....


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John M Funk Community Leader Jul 13, 2021

Good question - I have not tried that for those fields. See if the document helps you any:

Thanks for the info.

So, here is the thing... I have made the changes to the 'Scope' custom field. I didn't think it worked yesterday, as I was just trying to edit an existing issue which had the field visible.

I have realised today that if I create a new issue in the project, I can indeed see that the wiki rendering is working. But ONLY when creating the issue.


So this when creating...

Screenshot 2021-07-14 172345.png

But once created and I want to edit the value.... no wiki formatting options

Screenshot 2021-07-14 172421.png


Any ideas?

John M Funk Community Leader Jul 14, 2021

I don't know more than what is in the document above. It might be time to submit a support ticket.  

Are you Cloud or Server?



Will submit one, thanks

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John M Funk Community Leader Jul 26, 2021

Thanks for the update!

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