Status Macro

The Status macro displays a colored lozenge (a rounded box) that is useful for reporting project status. You can choose the color of the lozenge and the text that appears inside the lozenge. The macro also displays its current status in the editor, and you can change the status directly in the editor.


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See the Status macro put to excellent use in How to build a release planning page in Confluence.

Screenshot: Click on the Status macro lozenge to change the status.

Using the Status macro

To add the Status macro to a page using the Macro Browser:

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

Speed it up with autocomplete: Type and the beginning of the macro name, to see a list of suggested macros. In this example we're inserting the cheese macro.

To edit an existing macro: Click the macro placeholder and choose Edit. This will open the macro details, so you can edit the macro parameters.


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).






The color of the lozenge. The following colors are available: Grey , Red, Yellow, Green and Blue.


The color that you select.

The text that will appear inside the lozenge. If you do not specify any text, the title will be the color of the lozenge, that is 'Grey', 'Red', 'Yellow', 'Green' or 'Blue'.

Use outline style

The style of the lozenge and its border. The default style lozenge is a solid background color with white text. The outline style lozenge is white with a colored border and colored text as shown here


Wiki markup example

This example is useful when you want to add a macro outside the editor, for example as custom content in the sidebar, header or footer of a space.

Macro name: status

Macro body: None.

{status:colour=Green|title=On track|subtle=true}
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Do more with Confluence

For more customizable status macros check out these apps on the Atlassian Marketplace:  

Last modified on Dec 12, 2019

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