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Confluence Source Editor

by Atlassian Labs for Confluence Server 5.0 - 5.7.4 and more versions
Versions available for Confluence Server 4.1.5 - 4.3.7
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    Allows users to view and edit the underlying storage format

    Opening source editor

    Usage of confluence source editor


    When the plugin is installed and enabled on your Confluence site, users will see the new source editor button <> in the editor toolbar.

    The source editor is ideal for viewing and editing macro parameters, link URLs, image names and more, fixing editor formatting errors, searching and replacing macro parameters and link urls.

    Access to the Source Editor may be restricted to specific groups by the system administrator.

    Pricing overview

    This add-on is free for Server instances.

    You may download and install it using the Universal Plugin Manager inside of your Atlassian application.

    This add-on is not available for Cloud.

    You can browse available Cloud add-ons here.

    User reviews

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    by Peter Probst on 2014-05-20
    Very usefull. Will it be available for Confluence 5.5?
    8 out of 8 found this review helpful
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    by jorge miguel de lellis giurfa on 2014-10-27
    when will it be ready for confluence 5.6.3 ??
    7 out of 7 found this review helpful
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    by Brett Creech on 2013-03-07
    Why is Source Editor not available on a brand new page?
    3 out of 3 found this review helpful
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    Vendor response

    There's some technical limitations with handling of links when converting to storage form when a page is still a draft.

    by Robert Lauriston at WebAction on 2014-06-03
    Essential. Confluence is virtually unusable without it.
    2 out of 2 found this review helpful
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    by Jim Birch on 2013-08-29
    For occasional use, but exceptionally useful at those times!
    2 out of 2 found this review helpful
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    Free add-on FAQ

    Good news! This add-on is free.


    Confluence Source Editor isn't formally supported.

    Release notes

    Version 1.1.2 Confluence Server 5.0 - 5.7.4 Released 2013-12-29

    Fixed in this release



    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 add-ons from the left-hand side of the page.
    4. Locate Confluence Source Editor via search. Results include add-on versions compatible with your Confluence instance.
    5. Click Install to download and install your add-on.
    6. You're all set! Click Close in the Installed and ready to go dialog.

    To find older Confluence Source Editor versions compatible with your instance, you can look through our version history page.

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