Roadmap Planner Macro

Create simple, visual timelines that are useful for planning projects, software releases and much more with the Roadmap macro.

Roadmaps are made up of: 

  • bars to indicate phases of work 
  • lanes to differentiate between teams, products or streams
  • markers to highlight important dates and milestones 
  • a timeline showing months or weeks.

You can provide more information about items on your roadmap by linking a bar to a page. 

Here's how the macro appears on a page:

Adding the Roadmap macro

To add the Roadmap macro to a page:

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

Speeding up macro entry with autocomplete:

  • In the new editor - Type / and the beginning of an element (tool or things in the insert menu) to see a list of suggestions.
  • In the legacy editor - Type { and the beginning of the macro name to see a list of suggested macros.

Details are in Keyboard shortcuts, markdown, and 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.

Editing your Roadmap

To edit your roadmap:

  • Select the roadmap and choose Edit
  • Add lanes, bars and markers
  • Drag lanes, bars and markers to the desired location on the roadmap
  • Select lanes, bars and markers to add text, change colors and remove from the roadmap
  • Select bars to add links to existing pages, create new pages or add a description
  • Set the start and end dates for the roadmap and choose to display it by weeks or months

Here's how the macro looks in the editor:

  1. Add lanes: to differentiate your teams or streams of work.
  2. Date range: display the plan by weeks or months.
  3. Add bar info: to provide more info or link a bar to a page. 


This macro does not use the macro browser to set parameters. You also cannot add this macro via wiki markup or by editing the storage format directly. 

Last modified on Sep 27, 2017

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