Children Display Macro

Use the Children Display macro to list the child pages of a page and the further descendants (children's children). By default, the macro displays links to the child pages as shown in the screenshot below. People viewing the page will see only the links for pages that they have permission to view.

Screenshot: The Children Display macro in Confluence

Using the Children Display macro

To add the Children Display 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 Autocomplete for links, files, macros and mentions.

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).




Show Descendants


Choose whether to display all the parent page's descendants.

If true shows the complete tree of pages underneath the parent page, regardless of Depth of Descendants

Parent Page


Specify the page to display children for, from either the current space or a different space. Enter:

  • '/' — to list the top-level pages of the current space, i.e. those without parents.
  • 'pagename' — to list the children of the specified page.
  • 'spacekey:' — to list the top-level pages of the specified space.
  • 'spacekey:pagename' — to list the children of the specified page in the specified space.

Number of Children


Restrict the number of child pages that are displayed at the top level.

Depth of Descendants


Enter a number to specify the depth of descendants to display. For example, if the value is 2, the macro will display 2 levels of child pages.

This setting has no effect of Show Descendants is enabled.

Heading Style


Choose the style used to display descendants.

Include Excerpts


If you have an excerpt macro on any of the returned pages, checking this option will display the first line of the excerpt.

For pages without an excerpt macro, nothing is displayed.

Sort Children By

Manual if manually ordered, otherwise alphabetical

Optional. Choose:

  • creation — to sort by content creation date
  • title — to sort alphabetically on title
  • modified — to sort of last modification date.

Reverse Sort


Use with the Sort Children By parameter. When set, the sort order changes from ascending to descending.

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: children

Macro body: None.

Storage format example

Wiki markup example

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77 Archived comments

  1. User avatar


    is there a way to change/replace the  Children with Page ???

    (Children (2)   Hide Children  |  View in Hierarchy   )


    Page  (2)   Hide Page |  View in Hierarchy

    please help!

    28 Nov 2008
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      Jason Hinch


      In your i18n settings (internationalization). You can change the following setting from:

      to this:

      This could be done at a Confluence level or a theme level. For more information on how to change it at a theme level have a look at this page:

      Jason Hinch

      02 Dec 2008
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    Sometimes you want to list all the children except one or two. Is there no way to do this in a easy way? E.g. by using labels.


    30 Dec 2008
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      Azwandi Aris [Atlassian]

      Hi Ívar,

      Perhaps, you might want to vote on the following feature requests:


      05 Feb 2009
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    Olaug Nørsterud Gardener

    Hi there,

    I have been using the children macro for displaying bookmarks (children:page=.bookmarks) on a summary page. (the children macro has a neater layout than the bookmarks macro for our purposes).

    Is there any way of displaying bookmarks by label, using the children macro (or a macro which produces a similar layout)?

    We have 8 different sub-section to what now is growing into a very big space, and would like to show bookmarks relevant only to each subsection in our lists of bookmark.



    09 Feb 2009
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      Komathi Krishnan [Atlassian]

      Hi Ollie,

      Is there any way of displaying bookmarks by label

      This can be done by using the {bookmarks} macro. Set all the other parameter to false except the showLabels parameter.

      macro which produces a similar layout

      1. In order to get similar layout, browse to Confluence installed directory->Conf x.x.x->database->bundled-plugins
      2. Look for socialbookmarking-x.x.x.jar file. Refer here on how to edit jar file.
      3. You need to change the appropriate .vm file in the jar file to modify the layout.

      Hope that helps.


      12 Feb 2009
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    I want to display the childrens text on the parent page, at the moment I do this by using the include command

    Unable to render {include} The included page could not be found.

    I sometimes have 20+ children that I need to include and it gets a bit tedious so I would like to know if there is a command I can use to include all the text.

    10 Mar 2009
    1. User avatar

      Azwandi Aris [Atlassian]

      I am sorry that I cannot think of any features/plugins in existence that could cater for this requirement. You might want to raise a feature request or try Atlassian Answers.

      26 Mar 2009
    1. User avatar


      I'm in need of the same macro as I am doing the same:

      [child 1]

      Unable to render {include} The included page could not be found.

      [child 2]

      Unable to render {include} The included page could not be found.

      I'm doing this such that each child is searchable as a result


      15 Apr 2009
      1. User avatar

        Arie Murdianto


        I am not too sure on the question. I presume that you want to have a way so that whenever you put child 1, then it will render as {include:child 1}. If so, Confluence seems to not have such feature. However, you can use a user macro to generate another macro (including macro plugin).


        20 May 2009
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    I'd like the feature to sort the children in an arbitrary order.. say the children are sub topics in a book. Currently I would have to name the pages "00 Topic A", "01 Something else" etc..

    Perhaps each page could define a sort order as meta data e.g.

    Unknown macro: {sortorder}


    etc... would be a good way to do this...


    14 Jul 2009
    1. User avatar

      Sashidaran Jayaraman [Atlassian]


      As far as I know, this feature is not currently available in Confluence. However, I have found a similar improvement request. Please add yourself as a watcher, vote for this improvement and add your own comments to this request. For further details on how we include new features and improvements, you might want to read this page


      26 Aug 2009
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    Is there any way to automatically display a list of child-pages, sorted by label contents, on the parent-page?


    07 Aug 2009
    1. User avatar

      Zed Yap [Atlassian]


      Is there any way to automatically display a list of child-pages, sorted by label contents, on the parent-page?

      As far as I know the feature requested is not available yet. However, feel free to launch a feature/improvement request in JIRA:

      Hope that helps,
      Best rgds,

      10 Aug 2009
  7. User avatar

    Steve Smith

    I've moved the specific page(s) to be children of their respective associated documents.  I want to use markup language to pick up the child pages and drop them into the right section of my page using the labels. 

    This was how I tried to do this before I realized that all of my pages are actually in the same space.  Hence the reason why they ALL show up.  IE:

    Enhancement Requests


    Proposed Solutions


    Selected Solution


    Of course, using "children:"  results in all of the children documents regardless of labels.  Any ideas?

    05 Nov 2009
  8. User avatar

    Betsy Walker

    How do I specify a parent page whose title includes special characters?

    For instance, the title of the page is "Systèmes"

    I've tried {children:page=Systèmes} and {children:page=Syst&#232mes}, but neither work.


    17 Nov 2009
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      Mark Hrynczak [Atlassian]

      {children:page=Systèmes} should work.  It's possible that your instance is not configured correctly - can you try running the steps at Troubleshooting Character Encodings


      17 Nov 2009
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    Vincent Spallek

    Is there a way to get a {blogpost} style rendering of the {children} macro? It would be nice if the excerpt of the children could be included in a more graphical way than just a line of text.

    24 Feb 2010
    1. User avatar

      Jack Low [Atlassian]

      Hi Vincent,
      The feature that you are after is not available, but, I agree with you that would be a nice feature to have (smile) Please feel free to create a feature request at, share your comment over there, vote on it , and add yourself as a watcher for future update. Please also take note on how we implement feature request.

      Please feel free to ask again if you need further assistant.

      Thanks & regards,

      03 Mar 2010
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    how are you displaying the page icons in the children list?

    You have it at the end of every page under Child Pages.

    Kind regards, Bernd

    23 Mar 2010
  11. User avatar


    hi, what about getting the creation date to be displayed next to the children pages

    30 Mar 2010
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    Udo Timpe

    Is there an answer to the question how you display the page icon in front of every page as you can view it at the end of every page for child pages?

    02 May 2010
    1. User avatar

      Husein Alatas [Atlassian]

      Hi Udo,

      Would you be able to tell which icon are you referring to?
      As far as I am concerned, by default, there is already an icon in front of every child page.
      May I know which version of Confluence are you running? Which theme are you using?


      12 May 2010
      1. User avatar


        Hi Husein,

        as I had the same questions a few lines up: I am running 3.2 and when I use {children}, the page icons don't show. They show, though, at the end of the page where the template includes the childpages by default

        Any way to turn that off, by the way?

        Regards,  Bernd

        06 Oct 2010
        1. User avatar


          The theme is the same one used here.

          07 Oct 2010
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    Hi, is there any way how to show titles of children pages together with labels?

    i tried something like {children:all=true|showlabels=true} but found showlabels is not supported parameter.

    16 Sep 2010
    1. User avatar


      oops... syntax works here

      the missning macro example is

      16 Sep 2010
  14. User avatar

    Udo Timpe

    That doesn't work for me, what Confluence version do you use? I'm on 3.1.1 and the showlabels doesn't do anything.

    08 Oct 2010
  15. User avatar

    Lis Riba

    Including excerpts using the children macro doesn't appear to be working for me.

    The macro displays a list with 1 line per child-page.

    For each child page, it shows: the page title (hyperlinked), an mdash, and then the first line of text below the child-page's first excerpt tag.

    Not only does it only display one line of excerpt per page, but it's not even rendering tags properly.

    (I was hoping to create a rolled-up TOC showing the contents of all child pages).

    What am I doing wrong?

    02 Nov 2010
    1. User avatar


      Second this problem on Confluence 3.2.1

      Also, even when it shows the one line, the line is not formatted with the wiki markup.

      17 Nov 2010
    1. User avatar


      It's been nearly 3 months since this comment was posted, and 3 other people have left comments with similar issues/questions.

      Bueller? Bueller?

      30 Jan 2011
  16. User avatar

    Michael Regelin

    I have an excerpt on every page, that contains a macro {term:xxx}. When using the excerpt=true, this macro is only textually rendered.

    Isnt there a way to include an option like renderexcerpt=wiki ?



    30 Nov 2010
    1. User avatar

      Alessandro Marasciulo

      I need this too.

      05 Jan 2011
      1. User avatar

        Lis Riba

        Apparently, this was reported as a bug back in June 2008: CONF-12237and ADVMACROS-56.

        Our best bet for now may be to vote for these issues in order to raise their awareness and priority.

        02 Feb 2011
    1. User avatar

      Lis Riba

      Apparently, this was reported as a bug back in June 2008: CONF-12237and ADVMACROS-56.

      Our best bet for now may be to vote for these issues in order to raise their awareness and priority.

      02 Feb 2011
  17. User avatar

    Emily Johnson

    Hi, does anyone have a way of showing the 10 most recently modified pages in a space, whether they are direct children of this page or not? I tried


    but that shows the 10 children pages and all their descendants.



    31 Jan 2011
  18. User avatar

    Lis Riba

    Two comments for the authors/editors:

    A) This page should be linked to the Excerpt Macro page (among other reasons, so it will be listed in the backlinks from that page)

    B) You should clarify in the text that currently, excerpts do not support macro notation and convert macros to text (CONF-12237and ADVMACROS-56)
    As long as that's current functionality (until those bugs are fixed), this should be documented with the parameter information. One shouldn't have to discover this through trial-and-error or searching the web. It deserves more prominence than being buried within nearly 40 comments on the page.

    02 Feb 2011
    1. User avatar

      Lis Riba

      After further testing to remove macros from my glossary, I discovered that excerpt=true is even more limited - it only includes the first paragraph of the excerpt!

      07 Feb 2011
  19. User avatar

    Lis Riba

    Further testing results:

    • style= only applies to the top level of descendents

      • If all=true and you have a hierarchy of pages, grandchildren and great grandchildren will disply as an unformatted bulleted list.
    • Limitations of excerpt=true

      • Does not render macros in curly-braces, even basic text formatting like {color}
      • Does not render h1 - h6 headings
      • Only includes text until the first carraige return.
        • Not paragraph-based, because multiple lines without blank lines will only excerpt the first line
        • One bit of good news is that there doesn't appear to be a length limit, as long as the text is within a single paragraph with no carriage returns or slash-slash's.
          • I tested with the entire text of Lorem ipsum, and as long as I removed line breaks, children included the entire excerpt.
        • Further examples which only excerpt the first line:

          1. 2 paragraphs
          2. 2 lines
        • Examples which render excerpt correctly:

          1. linebreak without carriage return
          2. 2 linebreaks without carriage return

    Caveat about implementing a fix

    I've discovered all this in the process of converting a several-hundred term glossary into Confluence.

    I can probably still find a way to implement this within these limitations, but I dread the thought of having to reformat it all when you release a fix (or risking a messed-up site).

    THEREFORE as part of any modifications, you should add an additional parameter to the children macro for excerpt rendering, with these options:

    • render = false - by default continue current rendering behavior to not break current implementations
    • render = true - render the excerpt in the same rich manner as other excerpt macros, such as excerpt-include
    08 Feb 2011
  20. User avatar


    Is it possible to list children in a set number of columns - i.e if there are a lot of children presenting them in three rows means less scrolling down the screen looking for a specific child.

    28 Mar 2011
  21. User avatar


    I'm not really a fan of the {pagetree} macro, therefore I use to use the {children} macro for navigation widely.

    But there is one feature of {pagetree} which I really like: It highlights (by using bold font) the page name in the branch which I'm currently visiting.

    I'd like to have the same feature for the {children} macro. Is this possible?

    (e.g. the start page of the children command is a parent or grand-parent of the current page, so I would like to see the children output with the current page highlighted)

    11 May 2011
  22. User avatar

    Susan hallwood

    I am creating a menu of all of the pages in a Builder Theme layout. My client has changed the name of some of their home pages so when the page parameter of the children macro is set to Home I get

    I tried leaving the page parameter out but when I go to space admin I get another error. They want all of the dependencies displayed. Are there any other parameters I can use or another way around this?

    09 Jun 2011
  23. User avatar


    Hi, I've got the same problem that the anonym guy who wrote :

    "Is it possible to list children in a set number of columns - i.e if there are a lot of children presenting them in three rows means less scrolling down the screen looking for a specific child."

    Can anybody help me?


    22 Aug 2011
  24. User avatar



    there is this "last edited" field on every wiki page. If i have a {children}-macro on a page, the date never changes when new child-pages are appended. I understand why this is the case, but it would be nice if there is an option to change this behavior.

    Is there a workaround for this problem? This feature would be very useful for me..



    24 Aug 2011
  25. User avatar


    I wanted to hide the list of child pages from displaying on a particular page. To do that, I edit the particular page and used the html macro like this:


    30 Aug 2011
    1. User avatar

      Matthew J. Horn

      You can also add this line to the Global Stylesheet to hide child page lists on all pages:

      #children-section { display: none; }

      05 Mar 2012
  26. User avatar


    Is there a way to not only list childpages by the last modification date but, also, to show that date near the name of the childpage? More or less like the tooltip in pagetree2 macro, but near the name as a text instead of a mouse over tooltip.


    Thanks in advance.

    04 Oct 2011
  27. User avatar


    First of all, don't use the term to define the term.  Basically, your documentation says 'Depth of Descendants == Depth of Descendants' and 'Number of Children == Number of Children'.  Those phrases are used in the UI of confluence and I came to the documentation because I didn't fully understand what that phrase mean.  With no help from this documentation I finally figured out what the two settings mean.

    Consider these problems:

    • Descendants is a uncommon and advanced English word.  Use the term 'children' not 'descendants'.  It's more common a word and therefore easier to understand.  People come here in a confused state of mind.  Use simpler words and you'll get fewer tech support incidents and fewer rants like this one.
    • The idea that "Show Descendants" overrides other parameters is no longer in the documentation.  I can see it in older documentation but not this version.  Why did you remove that?  Did the behavior change or did the documentation simply get worse?!
    • Why did you remove the raw parameter names such as "first" or "depth".  I see them in oder documentation version, but not this one.  Again, did the documentation get worse because the information was moved somewhere else (worse documentation since I see no links to that information) or because that information gone (worse since that's useful information now missing)?!

    Consider these alternative names and definitions:

    • Show Descendants
      • Confusing because from the name alone I would interpert that to mean if the macro will display any children and then the other options to control how many at what levels.  This macro already shows children, why would you name a parmeter with a phrase that means exactly the same thing!
      • Rename to: Show all children
      • Define as: When on, shows all children of this page or the named 'Parent page'.  When on, 'Children depth' is ignored.
    • Depth of Descendants
      • Rename to: Children depth
      • Define as: The number of pages that are children of this page or the named 'Parent page' to show in the list.  If 'Show all children' is on, 'Children depth' is ignored.
    • Number of Children
      • Rename to: Direct children shown limit
        • Whatever you decide to name it, include something in the name that tells the reader it influences the first level only!
      • Define as:  The number of pages that are direct descendants of this page or the named 'Parent page' to show.  This restricts the number at the first level of child depth only.  The direct children not included in the list are the last ones.  When 'Show all children' is on, all children of this many direct descendants are shown.
    • That last sentence is a bit counter-intuitive.  I really think you should either make 'Show all children' override both of these two parameters.  Or get rid of 'Show all children' because you can figure this out with fewer arguments.  If depth = -1: show unlimited depth, if depth = undefined: show a depth of 1.
    29 Dec 2011
    1. User avatar


      Hi Anonymous (wink)

      Well, myself, I'm not a native English or American, but I think I do understand some "advanced English words" .

      To me, "descendants" is not synonymous to "children", but include grandchildren, grand-grandchildren, and so on.

      Given that meaning, "descendants" does make sense to me. Some of your suggested changes are mainly due to your interpretation of "children" including grandchildrens etc. When using "children", it would be obvious to me that the show-children-limit is first level only. (because children is only one level). "Direct children" would be a tautology  (oh, that may be an uncommon word.... I mean duplicate meaning)


      So depending on which macro we talk about (and related functionality), I suggest to use the term "children" on macros which handle one level only, and "descendants" for macros which explode more than one level.

      02 Jan 2012
  28. User avatar


    Hi all,

    is there any way to display a list of children with the headlines of that page?

    for example:

    on page2:


    and on the mainpage a children rendered like:

    • page1 - headline1, headline2
    • page2 - headline1
    • page3
    • ...




    25 Jan 2012
    1. User avatar

      Michelle Lorenz

      Any update on this?  Is it possible.  This would be useful for us also.

      30 May 2012
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    is it possible to have recently updated list of descendant pages - effectively a combination of recently updated with children macro. i have tried children with sort by modified date, but that will show like tree and first level children only.

    13 Aug 2012
  30. User avatar


    I need help also, but I don't know if I should open a new thread?

    I am using the “children” macro on my pages.

    I would like to combine the output of multiple children pages, such as:

    {children:page=Service Coordination\|depth=1\|style=h4}


    {children:page=Asset Management\|depth=1\|style=h4}

     But I want to sort them as ALL children pages, instead of as separate sections.I am looking to merge the output and sort data.

     Is this possible?

    20 Aug 2012
  31. User avatar

    Olin Sibert

    Is there a plugin or extension or other mechanism that would allow more information to be displayed about child pages?

    For example, it could be useful to display the last edit time and the last edit user along with the page name itself. The page size and number of comments (and time of last comment) could also be useful. Ideally, this feature would have a syntax for expressing the order and format of page metadata to include in each line.

    Another question is whether it is possible to combine Children Display and Table of Contents, so that headings within each selected child page could be included.


    19 Sep 2012
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      Kathy Spicer

      I have used the "checklist" macro for displaying that type of content:

      {checklist-wiki:Date Created}{page-info:created-date|dateFormat=MM/dd/yy}
      {checklist-wiki:Created By}{page-info:created-user}
      {checklist-wiki:Page Contributors}{page-info:participants|type=flat}
      {checklist-wiki:Comments} {link-to:page comments}Display{link-to}
      {checklist-wiki:Attachments}{link-to:page attachments}Display{link-to}


      03 Nov 2013
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    Anna Rumawas


    is there any way to display children together with the creator's profile picture?



    16 May 2013
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    Matthew Puliz

    Is there a way to change the color of the links in child display? 

    I really want all the text to be black on the page. 


    07 May 2014
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    Matthew McGarity

    Is there a way to dynamically display/hide a header based on if children exist?

    For example, I would like to create a template for main pages which contains the Children Display macro and a header above it labeled "Sub-Topics" – can I make that header hide if no child pages exist?

    29 Jul 2014
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    Klaus Nji

    This macro does not display all of its options when working in Chrome.

    For example, the abilities to "Sort Children By" and "Reverse Sort" do not appear in Chrome. 

    18 Nov 2014
    1. User avatar

      Giles Brunning [Atlassian Technical Writer]

      Hi Klaus,

      I've had a look at Chrome on the mac, and I can see the Sort and Reverse Sort options. If you're still having trouble I'd suggest you contact support.

      23 Nov 2014
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    Alexis Michaelides

    Is there a way to get page numbers to show on exporting a space to PDF? We use children display macro as a simple "Table of Contents" (it's on the home page of the space we export), and it would be great to get page numbers in the PDF export...

    I know the "Table of Contents" macro can be tweaked via CSS to do this, but it only applies to a single page, not multiple sub-pages within the same space...



    25 Nov 2014
    1. User avatar

      Giles Brunning [Atlassian Technical Writer]

      Hi Alexis,

      Check out Customise Exports to PDF#PageNumbering. I think that's what you're looking for.

      26 Nov 2014
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        Alexis Michaelides


        We're already doing that. What I was referring to was when the "Children Display Macro" renders to PDF, is there a way to get which page number each child can be found on, for example:

        • Child 1 .................................. 1
        • Child 2 .................................. 2
          • Sub-child 2.1 .............. 5
        • Child 3 .................................. 8




        26 Nov 2014
        1. User avatar

          Giles Brunning [Atlassian Technical Writer]

          Hi Alexis,

          There's no way to do that with the Children Display macro. The PDF export, however, includes a table of contents by default, which includes page numbers. See Customise Exports to PDF#TableofContents.

          26 Nov 2014
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            Alexis Michaelides

            The problem with that is that it always shows up in the first page (we want to have a custom cover page before the TOC), it doesn't take into account any header/footer styles we've added, and it's hard to customize further (especially per space, where users aren't necessarily administrators or even familiar with CSS).

            Using a macro would have been ideal. I guess we might play around with the CSS a bit to see if there's anything further we can do with the built-in TOC functionality.



            26 Nov 2014
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    Eleftherios Simotas

    How about adding an option to include the  TOC from each child page as defined there. For example having 'showtocs=true' would include the first toc from each child page if it exists or nothing if a toc does not exist.

    28 Nov 2014
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    Alexander Baggett

    What about the ability to only include children who match a certain creation date?

    Actually better yet, make a CQL  to query pages that meet certain requirements to put in the display.

    09 Feb 2015
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      Rachel Robins [Atlassian Tech Writer]

      Hi Alexander, it's early days yet for CQL, but you've got some good suggestions here.  Feel free to raise an issue and tell us more about your suggestions here

      09 Feb 2015
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    Alexander Baggett

    Another thing that would be incredibly useful is like a cross between a page include and child display, so I could include all child pages in one swoop. As opposed to 1 at a time.


    I made the mistake in thinking that children display's include excerpt would include whatever was in the excepts of the children. This was not the case, but couldn't/shouldn't it also work that way?


    09 Feb 2015
  40. User avatar



    • Space
      • Top1
        • Sub1
          • Sub1.1
            • Sub1.1.1
          • Sub1.2
        • Sub2
          • Sub2.1
          • Sub2.2
      • Top2
        • Subs

    The following things would be nice:

    1. I want to be able to set a 'variable' Parent Page to use in templates/blueprints. Example: I want Top1 or Top2 to be the parent page automatically, depending on what branche I am. When I am viewing Sub1, I want Top1 to be the Parent Page, and when viewing Subs, I want Top2 to be the Parent Page. Is this possible?
    2. When I am at page Sub1.1, I'd like to see the following in the Children Display Macro:
    • Top1
      • Sub1
        • Sub1.1
          • Sub1.1.1

    Is this possible?

    25 Feb 2015
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      Giles Brunning [Atlassian Technical Writer]

      Hi Robert,

      Unfortunately, I don't think that's possible. You can set the parent page in the macro, or leave it blank to default to the current page, but you can't assign it a variable – the parent page needs to be a specific page name.

      If you'd like to make a suggestion, you can head over to our public JIRA and create an issue.

      26 Feb 2015
      1. User avatar


        OK, thanks for your reply.

        02 Mar 2015
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    Lindsay Williams


    I found this ticket CONF-22625.  This would have allowed a columnar format for the macro.  I'm finding that I need that format or at least a way to choose a grouping of children rather than just top children.  It was mentioned that CSS might be able to be used to achieve this columnar format.  

    Is it currently possible and if so how?

    16 Apr 2015
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      Giles Brunning [Atlassian Technical Writer]

      Hi Lindsay,

      Unfortunately, the CSS solution isn't supported by us. The best way to find an answer, though, would be to ask over at answers.

      17 Apr 2015
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    Terry McLaren

    Is there a way to add the TOC of the child pages to the children display macro?  I have an FAQ where some child pages are dedicated to a specific topic and other childr pages that contain a TOC to a number of small topics.  Ideally, I'd like to build a single TOC at the root that provides to all information from the child pages and the TOCs of the child pages. 

    30 Jul 2015
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      Giles Brunning [Atlassian Technical Writer]

      Hi Terry,

      There's unfortunately no way to do this. We did recently release a feature to Confluence Cloud whereby you can display rich content – including macros like the table of contents – in the children display macro, but, as the TOC is looking for anchors on the page that aren't there, the links don't work.

      31 Jul 2015
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