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(info) You need to edit in 'Wiki Markup' mode to create anchor links.


Anchors allow you to link to specific places within a page. Anchor links can be especially useful when navigating between sections of a long page or when you want to link to a segment of a page and not to the page as a whole.

Anchors are made up of two parts:

  • The link
  • The content to which you are linking.

In Confluence, you can place an anchor in a page using the anchor macro. This creates an anchor called "here", but you can substitute this with whatever name you like.

Anchor Macro

{anchor:here}

Once an anchor is in the page, you can link to it by putting #here (or whatever anchor name you choose) at the end of a link pointing to that page.

For example, there are two anchors in this page called "top" and "bottom", which you can link to like so:

[#top]
[#bottom]

These links come out like this: top bottom.


Linking to an anchor in the same page

[#anchorname]

Linking to an anchor in another page

[nameofpage#anchorname]

Linking to an anchor in a page in another space

[spacekey:nameofpage#anchorname]

Linking to headings

Confluence treats all headings as anchors. So you don't have to place an anchor but simply link to it like this:

[#textofheading]

Warning

Page titles and links to other spaces can be combined with anchors and attachments, but you can't use attachments and anchors in the same link.

Note that if you are adding an anchor to the site welcome message, it must be to another page. Internal-only links such as {anchor:bottom} will not render.

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