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Highlights the search terms when viewing a page from the search results

Highlights the search terms when viewing a page from the search results

Highlights the search terms when viewing a page from the search results

From Confluence Search Bar

Highlight words on page

From advanced search

Supports the new Confluence Search Bar and advanced operators.

Highlights the search terms on the page.

Supports the advanced search option.

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Whenever you search in Confluence, your search term gets highlighted in the search results page's preview. But once you click on a result to see the actual page the highlighting is gone. No more!

Highlight Search Result for Confluence does exactly what it claims: it highlights your search terms on the page itself. It uses the HTML5 Tag for styling, will add a yellow background to the search terms. Once you found what you were looking for, a quick reload of the page will get rid of the highlighting.

  • Works out of the box – no configuration needed
  • Uses plain HTML and respects your browser's settings
  • Fulfills the requirements of feature-request CONFSERVER-6174
  • Did we mention it's free?

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by Patrik Cevela on 2020-11-17
Exceptionally fast replies on support requests! Plugin also perfectly fulfills missing feature within confluence. Very recommended.
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by Normann P. Nielsen on 2019-11-22
Interesting plugin, but does not respect the code macro - all my users ask me why all the marks are added to the code in code macros.
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codecentric AG

Update 25.11.2019:

Hi Normann,

we just released a new version including the bugfix. Please have a try.

Best regards

Sascha (codecentric AG)


Hi Normann,

thank you for your review. That's a good point. We'll look into it and try to fix it. :)

Best regards

Sascha (codecentric AG)

by Eric Tyrrell on 2019-05-29
We were looking to fill in the obvious gaps in Confluence search and found this plugin. It works very well to highlight on the page where your search terms were found, a large time saver that results in more willingness to actually use the system as intended. However, this currently only works on pages, not documents, so its benefit depends on the content of your sites.
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codecentric AG

Hi Eric,

thank you for your review - we really appreciate it!

We'll take a look if it's technically possible to also include documents in the highlighting.

by Yvan Le Texier on 2019-01-16
Plugin has been setup but does not work out of the box like said in overview. No highlight on pages opened from search. Yes you mention it's free, maybe for this reason no QA were done ? As there is no support what can be done ? Could this be a conflict with another app ?
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Hi Yvan,

Update 12.06.2019:

We are happy to announce that our App is now compatible with Confluence > 6.14. Please check it out and tell us your opinion.

As we are giving support and constantly improving our Apps we'd appreciate if you could reconsider your Review.


We are sorry to hear that our app does not work for you. While we do extensive QA on every app we upload to the app store, we cannot provide full support to our free offerings. However, every user of our app is of course welcome to give us feedback or file a bug report (https://service.atlassian.codecentric.de/servicedesk/customer/portal/3/), which we urge you to do.

Even when an app is officially unsupported, we do try our best to make sure it works as designed and without issues.

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Version 2.2.0 Confluence Server 6.0.1 - 7.12.0 Released 2020-02-07


Important Security Update


We fixed a vulnerability for Cross-Site-Scripting (XSS).

Under certain circumstances it was possible to execute (already existing) script code on a page, by triggering a search with highlighted words.

Please contact our support for more details.

We recommend to update to this version immediately!


  1. Log into your Confluence instance as an admin.
  2. Click the admin dropdown and choose Add-ons. The Manage add-ons screen loads.
  3. Click Find new apps or Find new add-ons from the left-hand side of the page.
  4. Locate Highlight Search Result for Confluence via search. Results include app versions compatible with your Confluence instance.
  5. Click Install to download and install your app.
  6. You're all set! Click Close in the Installed and ready to go dialog.

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