How to create a button to open another page?

Robert Levine January 21, 2020

I'm creating a Knowledge Base in Confluence, and would like my "Home" page to have a few headings and then each heading would have a button beneath it that, when clicked, would open another page that would have a table of contents and links to other help files.

I've done the basic page layout, but I cannot seem to create the actual "button" that would drive the user to the relevant page.

Can someone explain how to create a simple button?

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Patricia Modispacher _appanvil_
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April 29, 2024

Hi @Robert Levine. 👋🏼 Your question was a while ago, but basically the problem hasn't changed, so I wanted to answer it: 

While Confluence doesn't have a built-in button creation option, there's a fantastic third-party macro suite called Aura Content Formatting Macros that offers a user-friendly button macro, perfect for your Knowledge Base needs! 💡

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With Aura, you can easily craft buttons that link to Confluence pages, attachments, emails, websites, or any online destination. 🌐

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These buttons are highly customizable, allowing users to tailor their appearance, behavior, and functionality to suit their specific needs. 

By using Aura Buttons, you can create a user-friendly and visually appealing knowledge base experience! 🎨

Try Aura now for free or book a personalized demo.

 

 

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Lenin Raj
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January 21, 2020

Hi @Robert Levine 

Adding a 'button' may not be possible (I looked at the Macros list and couldn't find a Button macro) but you can add a regular 'Link' that users can click to go to another page. Is that an acceptable alternative for you?

Robert Levine January 22, 2020

I know how to create a link, but a button looks more professional.  It's certainly doable, since the Atlassian Help site has buttons :)

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Julian Governale
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October 30, 2020

It is frustrating that the only button feature is for creating pages from templates.  What I did to get a similar feeling as a button was the following.  This is not a button so not a perfect solution for you and it only works if your links are to pages in confluence. 

  1. Edit the page
  2. Add a layout selection (I chose the 2 section layout) Select the 3 section layout for smaller card display
  3. Add a 1x1 table (no heading) into one of layout sections
  4. Add a background color to  table cell
  5. Add the confluence page Link to the table cell
  6. Edit the link to display as a card

It fills the table and shows the page link as a card instead of a link with a color background that looks more like a boarder.  

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Sylvain Rioux
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July 9, 2021

That was helpful thanks Julian , I now use this to create a false button to switch between French & English language in my documentation pages !

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Thomas Øhrbom January 22, 2020

I can think of a couple of ways to do something similar to this:

  1. Use the Children Display macro on your main page. You can set this up to display the titles (and excerpts) from sub-pages in various ways.
  2. Use the Expand macro to expand show contents from subpages using Include Page macro inside each Expand macro, or simply have page links to the sub-pages inside the Expand macros. 
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englund.david February 23, 2023

Here's a nice button making tool at "Da Button Factory" Button Generator tool. I've used it to make a number of buttons on our site. Enjoy! :)

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Sólrún Ásta Björnsdóttir August 15, 2022

If you want a custom button I recommend you create the button and save the button as a image. Then adding a link to that image to redirect you to a new location using the add link option. 

Have not found another way to do this without a add-on. 

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Nicholas Wade January 14, 2022

Don't want to sound dumb (I'm just starting with Confluence) but surely, you could just use PowerPoint or similar to create buttons and insert links accordingly?

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