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    Use Markdown markup to create content in Confluence

    Use Markdown markup to create content in Confluence

    Markdown markup

    Content location options

    Wiki links

    Markdown is popular markup language especially when combined with popular extensions. Extensions include Github-flavored-Markdown (GFM), PHP Markdown Extra, and wiki links.

    - Macro body

    - Attachment

    - URL - useful for linking to Bitbucket, Stash, or GitHub Markdown content

    Supports standard Markdown syntax wiki links as well as Confluence specific extensions that allow cross space linking and more. See How to use WikiLinks.

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    Markdown is a popular lightweight markup language. Confluence content can be created with Markdown syntax. It is an alternative to Confluence's wiki markup.

    This provides macros that render Markdown content on Confluence pages. The content can be entered directly in the body of a the markdown macro or be from an attachment or url. Markdown content is processed using pegdown which supports a version of the Markdown language with many popular extensions including Github-flavored-Markdown (GFM), PHP Markdown Extra, and wiki links.


  • pegdown based Markdown syntax with popular extensions provides compatibility with many current usage scenarios
  • Support for wiki links extension syntax customized to Confluence wiki link syntax
    • Examples: [[Home]], [[MARKDOWN:Home]], [[Home^basics.text]]
  • Embedded HTML restricted to authorized users via Macro Security for Confluence
  • Support Markdown in macro body, attachment, or via url
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    by Timo Beckers on 2014-06-09
    Good plugin. The 'Markdown from attachment' functionality is perfect for use with "Git plugin for Confluence" by Avisi BV to embed and parse README.md files directly from Git(Hub). Great stuff, cheers for the great add-on.
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    by Ryon Day on 2014-04-09
    Does not support on-demand :(
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    Bob Swift Atlassian Add-ons (an Appfire company)
    Please vote, watch, and comment on MARKDOWN-3 - https://bobswift.atlassian.net/browse/MARKDOWN-3
    by Joe Cotellese on 2013-08-20
    I'm sure it's good but it suffers from a problem that all of these plugins face. They are not first class citizens. All the content needs to go inside the macro block. I really wish this plugin would just work outside the macro block.
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    Version 3.2.0 Confluence Server 5.7 - 6.3.3 Released 2016-08-13


    Upgraded libraries, fixes


    1. Log into your Confluence instance as an admin.
    2. Click the admin dropdown and choose Atlassian Marketplace. The Manage add-ons screen loads.
    3. Click Find new add-ons from the left-hand side of the page.
    4. Locate Markdown for Confluence via search. The appropriate app version appears in the search results.
    5. Click Try free to begin a new trial or Buy now to purchase a license for Markdown for Confluence. You're prompted to log into MyAtlassian. Markdown for Confluence begins to download.
    6. Enter your information and click Generate license when redirected to MyAtlassian.
    7. Click Apply license. If you're using an older version of UPM, you can copy and paste the license into your Confluence instance.

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

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