Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Next challenges

Recent achievements


  • Give kudos
  • My kudos


  • Global

Trophy case

Kudos (beta program)

Kudos logo

You've been invited into the Kudos (beta program) private group. Chat with others in the program, or give feedback to Atlassian.

View group

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

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?

2 answers

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

2 votes

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...

Does this not work in JIRA Cloud?


For me the text just displays the actual HTML code.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published in Jira Software

How to create Jira issus from Excel file?

When to use CSV importer When managing your processes in Jira, there are many occasions where you need to create a lot of tasks. Creating them one by one will cost you a lot of time and effort and i...

4,582 views 22 33
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you