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Boost team fun and productivity on Confluence by small changes to the UI with short JavaScript userscripts


Quickly deploy JavaScript userscripts to your Confluence server to make all the small changes to bring an already great collaboration platform to a new level!

1, 2, ... ready to use!

Deploy userscripts in a flash!

Make small adjustments to the Confluence user interface (UI) for selected audiences within seconds!

Central Configuration

Provide userscripts for users by a central configuration.

Maintain full control over which scripts are executed in your users' browser dependent on user, group, space, space category, and page label.

Open Source Userscripts for free

Choose from free and Open Source userscripts to get started!

Also download userscripts to boost UI for the projectdoc Toolbox!

The Userscripts for Confluence is available on the Atlassian Marketplace!

How does it work?

Browsers render Confluence pages based on HTML when users traverse a Confluence site. The appearance of the page can be altered or additional functions can be applied to these pages by JavaScript code. Confluence users may use bookmarklets or userscripts to execute their own code from within their browser on these pages.

Teams in corporations like to share these scripts and administration teams need to prevent code from uncontrolled sources to be executed in a corporate environment. This is when Userscripts for Confluence enters the stage. Userscripts for Confluence is an app for Confluence Server that allows to administrate JavaScript code to be executed in the browser of their Confluence users.

While bookmarklets need to be executed by users explicitly by clicking on links in the browser's bookmarks and classical userscripts are executed when predefined conditions are meet, typically by the use of a browser add-on like Greasemonkey or TampermonkeyUserscripts for Confluence allows to execute scripts stored on the server side of Confluence.

All scripts are executed on the client side, within the browser of the user visiting the Confluence page.

The administration team defines the parameters that activates a particular userscript.  This set of parameters is called the activation record.

Activation Context

A userscript can be executed on a given page 

Screenshot of the Userscript Editor Dialog.

  • if a user is member of a certain Confluence group
  • if a user's name is explicitly registered
  • if the current page
    • is part of a certain space
    • is part of a space labelled with a certain category
    • is labelled with a given label

Or a combination of user and page information. Like

  • a page with a given label for users of a given group
  • a space identified by a key for a user with a specific name

By providing scripts to be executed in explicitly specified contexts, users of Confluence can implement a number of use cases.

Use Cases

Short, but effective userscripts support use cases including:

  1. Hide elements like
    1. macros from the macro browser
    2. space blueprints from the space wizard
    3. page blueprints from the page wizard
  2. Add page elements
    1. links or buttons
    2. context help
    3. banner
    4. dialog
  3. Alter page elements
    1. focus
    2. visual properties

Userscripts for Confluence allows to register userscripts for various use cases quick and simple to the userscripts repository.

Get started!

This short tour gets new users started with Userscripts for Confluence quickly.

Name Audience Short Description
A short introduction to write userscripts for the Userscripts for Confluence App.
A short introduction to manage (add, alter, remove) userscripts with the Userscripts for Confluence App.
Userscripts for Confluence is one way to implement userscripts for users of a Confluence server. This article introduces alternatives.

Free Open Source Scripts

The userscript repository provides a collection of sample scripts to be used on Confluence server instances.

Copy Page ID
Binds copying the identifier of the current page to a keystroke.
Create with Template
Removes the default create-page button and renames the create with template.
Force Comment
Enforces comments in a specific format when documents are edited.
Hello World
Simply renders "Hello World!" to the browser's console.
Hide Page Elements
Hides a static set of elements on a Confluence page for different groups of users.
Hide Page Elements from Anonymous
Hides a static set of elements on a Confluence page.
Hide projectdoc Tools
Removes projectdoc tools (blueprints and macros) from the current page.
Inspect Menu for projectdoc
Renders a menu with tools to inspect information from a projectdoc document, shown in the browser.
Install Shortcuts
Sample script to register actions with a shortcut in Confluence.
projectdoc Search Tool
Provides an interface to specify and launch queries for projectdoc documents.
Refactor projectdoc Document
Adds a refactor menu and checks the current document for property issues.
Shortcuts for Focus
Sample script to register actions with a shortcut in Confluence.
Vertical Banner
Renders a vertical banner on the left side of a Confluence page.
Vertical Banner for projectdoc
Renders a vertical banner on the left side of a Confluence page with space information fetched from a projectdoc service.
View Mode Landing Page
Hide elements to render a landing page for an audience.
View Mode Presentation
Hide elements to render a page for a presentation.

These scripts are available on Bitbucket with open source licenses. Adjust these scripts to your specific requirements in minutes!

Available on the Atlassian Marketplace

Supports Confluence Server & Data Center