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    by Andreas Purdefor Confluence Server 5.8.2 - 6.1.0 and more versions
    Versions available for Confluence Server 5.5.6 - 5.7.6
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    Simple cite offers citation functionality for Confluence including BibTeX support

    Simple cite offers citation functionality for Confluence including BibTeX support

    A Confluence page with cites

    Simple cite in the editor

    A summary of all cites in a list of spaces

    The basic functionality consists of two macros. A set of single-cites and a cite-summary. The screenshot shows how they are rendered. Each cite contains a link to the cite summary and vice versa.

    See how the macros look like in the editor and see why Single cite SHORT looks nicer in the editor.

    The Space Cite Summary summarizes all cites in a list of spaces. Using this you can keep track of your cites.

    More details

    The Simple Cite plugin brings citation functionality to Confluence. The plugin comes with the following macros:

    • Single Cite: use this macro to make a new cite/reference on the page. The macro body will hold the reference.
    • Single Cite Short: use this macro to link to a cite/reference you already have defined on the page. This macro has a more usable placeholder.
    • Cite summary: the cite summary is used to show a list of all cites on the page.
    • Space cite summary: to keep track of your cites you can use the space cite summary which lists all cites in a given list of spaces.

    The server version of the plugin contains additional macros for BibTeX support. Please refer to the documentation for details.


    • The server plugin will not work with Confluence server versions below 5.5.6 as there was an in-line-rendering bug in Confluence prior to 5.5.6.
    • Both server and cloud version are open source.

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    by Identity on 2015-07-02
    Really nice and simple, works as announced.
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    Version 1.3.5 Confluence Server 5.8.2 - 6.1.0 Released 2016-12-04


    bug fix release


    Closes a very old bug (#9) related to line-breaks in BibTeX files.


    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 Simple Cite 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 Simple Cite versions compatible with your instance, you can look through our version history page.

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