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Working with Macros in Confluence

How to work with Macros in Confluence.  Macros are pieces of code that perform functions within a page and allow you to add extra functionality.

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You do not need any special tools to insert macros. Simply type a macro command into the Confluence editor inside two curly braces {...}. For more instructions on how to work with macros in your Confluence space see https://confluence.atlassian.com/x/eyAC.

Macro Browser

The macro browser is like the full notation guide for wiki markup; it allows you to preview the various macros available in Confluence. To open the Macro Browser when editing a page, click the Insert button and select Other macros. For full documentation on using the Macro Browser, visit https://confluence.atlassian.com/x/pILjCg.

Confluence Macro Browser

Create a Page Index for your Space

If you would like to create an index for your space: https://confluence.atlassian.com/x/7IHjCg.

Create a News Item

To include news and RSS feeds from external sites (such as CNN), use the {rss}macro. To learn more about using RSS feeds to embed news from other sites into your page: https://confluence.atlassian.com/x/pyAC.

Using the Widget Connector Macro

Confluence's Widget Connector Macro allows you to add multimedia content from other websites to your Confluence page. For example, you can use the Widget Connector Macro to embed content including a Google calendar, YouTube video, Flickr image, or SlideShare presentation. For full information on the Widget Connector Macro: https://confluence.atlassian.com/x/oQE0Cg.

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