Single JIRA issue reference in Confluence?

We used to be able to input the JIRA issue number, e.g. ABC-123 and the link was automatically created to the specific JIRA issue. Does anyone know when and why we must now input JIRA in front of it?

All of our prior JIRA references are broken and we really didn't want to text JIRA in front of it. It now appears as JIRA ABC-123 and ABC-123 is the link.

Is there any other workaround for this? Did Atlassian know that when they made this change, all existing references are broken?

I believe this was done a few months back, but has cropped up more for us as users are now encountering content with no links.

BTW - we don't want to use the JIRA issue macro to one issue as we don't need the status, type, summary, etc.

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Talking with a Confluence support engineer looks like this funcionality has been removed from Confluence. Please raise a support ticket at, so we'll be able to provide you a more specifc answer and a possible workaround for this.

Lucas Lima

That's disappointing. I've input a ticket. But,

  • Why was the feature removed in the first place since it is much more intuitive for a user to input a jira key and it create a link vs putting the text JIRA in front of it?
  • Why wasn't the remove of the feature communicated in any release notes?

It's quite frustating that Atlassian keeps removing useful features.

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