The Atlassian Marketplace offers numerous apps for the Confluence Server that can be used to expand the features of Confluence. However, this is not always possible. Some of these apps are very expensive, you only need a fraction of the functionality or there is no suitable app available for your needs.
That is why there is another way: so-called user macros. These user macros can be created by Confluence administrators and expand the functionality of Confluence.
This training will show you how to easily implement small adjustments in formatting or functionality for Confluence. We will start with simple custom panels (pre-defined status or panel macros), followed by the Velocity Syntax and will conclude by looking at the use of Java and REST API.

  • Duration

    1  day
  • Goal

    • The course demonstrates the scope of performance of user macros
    • You will be able to easily expand Confluence at a reasonable price and regardless of app manufacturer

        • Target group

          (Specialist) Confluence administrators, Confluence Key or Power users who wish to expand missing functions in Confluence using a user macro.

        • Contents

          Confluence – The Basics

          • Definitions
          • Confluence architecture
          • Delimitation of Confluence app and macros
          • What can macros do?
          • Placeholder, properties panel and macro browser

          Simple Custom Panels

          • An overview of Macro Editor
          • "Hello World" macro
          • Macro configuration, body and template
          • Parameters and data types
          • Atlassian XML vs. HTML

          Velocity Syntax

          • Velocity objects
          • Conditions (#if, #else, #ifelse, #end)
          • Loops (#foreach ... #end)
          • Variables ($!variable)
          • User macro: All-Velocity objects


          • Standard Java and Atlassian API
          • Object instantiation and access to Java classes
          • Lists and maps
          • Transition from Velocity to Java
          • Manager objects

          REST and JavaScript API

          • REST API browser
          • Atlassian JavaScript API ($AJS)
          • Setting labels and creating pages

          ScriptRunner and Other Tools

          • REST API browser
          • Macro Editor app
          • Source Code Editor
          • Finding errors (logging)
          • ScriptRunner
          • Macro documentation

        • Requirements

          Basic knowledge of how Confluence works and how to configure it, as well as programming knowledge of any programming language. Administrator authorization in Confluence, otherwise the creation of user macros is not possible.

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