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announcement banner customization

hi all,


we use JIRA 6.4 and the announcement banner looks doesnt let me highlight text or user bold or use colors. i want the banner text to show in the middle of the page and not to the left hand side.

is there a way i can customize this?

3 answers

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Chander Inguva
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May 30, 2017

Hey Shilpini,

Use HTML/Javascript in Announcement Banner accordingly.

Make sure you end the tags, else it might resolve into a big issue of JIRA not displaying any info. 

Test this on staging or test instance before doing it on Prod.


<!-- Message Banner -->
<div style="background-color: linen; border: 3px solid darkred; margin: 4px; padding: 2px; font-weight: bold; text-align: center;">
Maintenance Notification: This Jira environment will be offline today Wed Jan 21 from 12:15 to 12:30 EST for a memory upgrade.






3 years late, but still applicable.  Thank you Chander!  Put my html to good use here

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May 30, 2017

Hi Shilpini,

If you are able to edit the announcment banner you should be able to use normal html markup to add color, bold text etc. As an example here is an example from my instance:

 Screen Shot 2017-05-30 at 3.18.07 PM.png

Here is the code I used as an example:

<div style="background-color: linen; border: 3px solid darkred; margin: 4px; padding: 2px; text-align: center;">
<b>Maintenance Notification:</b> This Jira environment will be <font color="red"><b>offline today May 30th from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM CST </font></b>for a memory upgrade.

If you have your html and tags correct:

  1. Try another browser
  2. Verify everything is loading correctly using the development panel in your browser

If neither of those suggestions help, I would try spinning up a test instance of 6.4.x and try setting an announcement banner to see if you get the same result. If not, you'll need to start looking at the environment. There aren't many plug-ins I've run into that would cause this behavior but if you cannot replicate this in a clean environment try JIRA in Safe Mode and see if your html/css works as expected.




Where can I editingt this html? Where can I write this perfect example?

Thanks for the help!

Armin is a good tool for editing html if you don't know html...

Like Keith likes this

Does this not work in JIRA Cloud?


For me the text just displays the actual HTML code.

@eford same experience, just displaying as html code

Same here.  I just see the HTML code on my banner.

Same. Is there some way to allow markup in the announcement banner?

0 votes
Sagar Mahajan
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Apr 28, 2021

This can help if you want to insert other document link in banner

<div style="font-weight: bold; text-align:center; color:green;">Yay! your jira is upgraded to 8.13.1, what's new? 
<a style="color:blue;"href="">know more</a></div>

Dear Experts,

When adding "Style=" to apply background color, Jira is giving 403 forbidden error. Below is the HTML code I am using. Any suggestions?  

<!-- --> <div id="cat-announce-1">
<div Style="background-color:#D8F8FD ;border: 1px solid #17A2B8; margin: 2px; padding: 8px; text-align: left; font-size: 14px;">

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