Lately, we've updated JIRA and Confluence, but now, if I use a JIRA issue macro in Confluence:
* The status 'open' is black, (expected to be 'blue')
* The status 'in progress' is blue, (expected to be 'yellow')
The colors in JIRA are still the same, but why are the colors in Confluence changed?
The new colors (that you see in Confluence) match the Atlassian Design Guidelines version 3 that we've been rolling out to all our products. If you take a look at Jira Cloud now, the same mappings that you see in Confluence with the status colors exist:
Mapped to the Status Categories in the workflow editor, more generically you get these (grey, blue, green):
The difference you're seeing now between Jira and Confluence is just that the Jira version you're on has mostly ADG2 design language while Confluence is mostly/all ADG3 at this point. Expect Jira to change as well in future upgrades. You can see lots more about ADG3 at https://atlassian.design .
Our business just updated Confluence from 6.6.1 to 6.13.4. Our JIRA workflow statuses and Status macro now have different colors.
We do not plan on updating JIRA for a few more months. Is there a way I can get IN PROGRESS to display as yellow done instead of blue?
Hey @Jonathan Smith , interesting idea - personally I might try and get people used to the new color scheme in Confluence now as the overall look and feel changed enough now (vs later when you upgrade Jira) that people hopefully pick up the new color scheme. But point noted, you can tweak these on the Confluence side until you upgrade Jira.
I've done this via CSS in the Look & Feel section of Confluence. Here's what it looks like with the yellows in the new look and feel vs the default blue:
And the CSS to apply this color:
Just remember to remove this customization once your Jira upgrade is ready. Cheers!
@Daniel Eads , we just upgraded to Jira 8.5.1, and we're finding it's hard to visually distinguish now between the "To Do" and "In Progress" categories. Is there any CSS or plugin that will let us change the colors of the status categories in Jira? Thanks for your help!
@Susan Ostreicher hey! Given the amount of places the status colors are used in Jira, I'd be worried about missing classes if I was trying to change them with straight CSS there. But if you didn't mind having to go back and add any places that might have been missed, you could use the Announcement Banner to inject custom CSS (this would get it on every page).
Looking that the marketplace though, it looks like New Status Colors for Jira (free) or its sibling New Status Colors PRO for Jira (very inexpensive) are along the right lines. The plugin configuration looks pretty easy and you wouldn't have to worry about hunting down all the CSS classes to override.
Hello @Daniel Eads ,
Thank you for the suggestion above they work great!
We have a very unique use case for senior leadership. Is it possible to base the color on the Jira status name? So if we had two statuses which fall under current (In progress, Planning) we could differentiate them.
The CSS below is contained in the CSS Stylesheet macro on a single confluence page.
Hi @Michael_salvio - I don't believe it would be possible to change the colors based on the name of the status using CSS alone. The selectors only provide the 3 classes (aui-lozenge-default, aui-lozenge-current, and aui-lozenge-success) for the color categories. CSS doesn't have a spec for matching based on content.
It also appears that the New Status Colors app mentioned earlier in this thread has a Confluence variant. However, its Marketplace listing says it only adds orange and red in Confluence, and only for statuses with specific names.
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