Markdown For Confluence

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Markdown confluence code block

Quick and simple support for Markdown in Confluence

  1. I recently did some investigations at work on how to keep documentation up to date. I guess we’ve all been in the situation that the documentation we have is.
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Markdown Macro for Confluence

So Markdown for Confluence was written. Amazingly, the macro was up and running within half an hour as the excellent pegdown library meant that I had.

This application makes it quick and simple to support Markdown in Atlassian Confluence. It uses the Flexmark library to convert from Markdown to HTML within Confluence. It can be accessed via:

Markdown Confluence Code Block


Confluence Export Markdown

  • Macro Browser
  • {markdown} tags
  • Via the API using <ac:macro ac:name=”markdown”>Markdown Goes Here</ac:macro>
Markdown confluence code block

Confluence Wiki Markdown


This allows Markdowns from the inline text, as well as from a URL (such as GitHub or Bitbucket).


Markdown Macro for Confluence supports English, French, and German.

Q: Do you support CommonMark?

A: Yes, we support CommonMark spec 0.28. Please visit for details.

Q: What did you use to Performance test?
Q: What did you use for code highlighting?

A: Code highlighting is provided via

Q: What version is currently supported?

A: Version 1.3.4 • Confluence Server 5.9.1 – 6.10.1 • Released 2018-05-24

Markdown Exporter For Confluence

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