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Inserting a Microblog Timeline in a wiki page

Within the "Microblog Timeline" macro you have a powerful configuration to customize your timeline.

Add macro

  1. Create or edit a page.
  2. Add "Other macro".
  3. Search for "microblog timeline" in the macro selector and add the "Microblog Timeline".
  4. Configure Macro
  5. Click on "Insert".
  6. Click on "Save". - You should see microposts - if any exist - in your Confluence wiki.

Your admin has to configure at least one topic for the timeline to work - otherwise you are not able to write microposts.
Please note that for app versions before 5.0, only one Microblog timeline is supported per Confluence page.

Configure macro

1. Default timeline

Choose the default source for this microblog and configure which posts are displayed initially.
Depending on this configuration you have different parameters to set. (See Configuration combinations)

  • Global: Initially shows the "global timeline" with posts from all spaces and topics.
  • Space: Initially shows a "space timeline" with posts from the specified space.
  • Topic: Initially shows a "topic timeline" with posts from the specified topic. The user can switch to other topics.
  • Can be left empty, so users have to choose a topic first when writing microposts.

2. Space

Choose the space from which the microposts should be loaded. 
If you don't find the space you want to use you have to add a topic to this space in the administration first!

3. Default topic for posting

Select a topic where the microposts should be stored by default. When using a space timeline, the dropdown is restricted to topics from the specified space. Can be left empty, so users have to choose a topic first to write Microposts

4. Topic

Choose the topic from which the microposts should be loaded and where they should be stored by default.

5. Limit number of microposts shown

Optionally enter the number of microposts displayed on a page - default is 20 and max is 100. The limit applies to "parent" microposts, not to replies. When there are more posts in the microblog, a "Show more posts" link is displayed.

6. Limit number of replies shown

Optionally enter the number of initially displayed replies to each micropost - default is 3. When there are more replies to a micropost, they can be viewed by clicking on a "X more replies" link.

7. Show sidebar

Users will see a topic sidebar instead of a dropdown menu, if there is enough space available. As soon as the window is too slim, the sidebar disappears and the topic selection ist done via dropdown again.


Configuration combinations


Space (2)

Default topic for posting (3)

Topic (4)

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