Warning Macro

The Warning macro is useful for highlighting a warning on a Confluence page. The macro creates a red-coloured box surrounding your text as shown below.

Example of a Warning Macro

 This text appears inside the Warning macro.

Using the Warning macro

To add the Warning macro to a page:

  1. In the Confluence editor, choose Insert > Other Macros.
  2. Find and select the required macro.

Speeding up macro entry with autocomplete:

Type { and the beginning of the macro name, to see a list of suggested macros. Details are in Using Autocomplete.

To edit an existing macro: Click the macro placeholder and choose Edit. A macro dialog window will open, where you can edit the parameters of the macro.


Parameters are options that you can set to control the content or format of the macro output. Where the parameter name used in Confluence storage format or wikimarkup is different to the label used in the macro browser, it will be listed below in brackets (example).




Optional Title


The title of the warning note. If specified, will be displayed in bold next to the icon.

Show Warning Icon


If "false", the icon will not be displayed.

Code examples

The following examples are provided for advanced users who want to inspect or edit the underlying markup for a Confluence page. 

Macro name: warning

Macro body: Accepts rich text.

Storage format example

<ac:structured-macro ac:name="warning">
  <ac:parameter ac:name="icon">false</ac:parameter>
  <ac:parameter ac:name="title">This is my title</ac:parameter>
    <p>This is <em>important</em> information.</p>

Wiki markup example

{warning:icon=false|title=This is my title}
This is _important_ information.

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