Confluence 6.14.0-beta release notes

Atlassian presents Confluence 6.14.0-rc1. This is a snapshot of our work in progress, primarily focused on providing app developers an opportunity to test their apps and make any required changes in advance of an official release.

Confluence 6.14.0-rc1 is available to download now.

Development releases are not production ready. Development releases are snapshots of the ongoing Confluence development process. While we try to keep these releases stable, they have not undergone the same degree of testing as a full release, and could contain features that are incomplete or may change or be removed before the next full release.

No upgrade path. Because development releases represent work in progress, we cannot provide a supported upgrade path between development releases, or from any development release to a final release. You may not be able to migrate any data you store in a Confluence development release to a future Confluence release.

Atlassian does not provide support for development releases.



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Highlights of 6.14.0-rc1

Released 16 January 2019

There are no significant changes in this release candidate. 

Highlights of 6.14.0-beta1

Released 9 January 2019

Find work faster with the new Confluence search

We know how important it is to quickly find the right content in Confluence to get work done. In this release, we've introduced a new search experience, making it easier to search, filter and find the information you need to keep work moving forward.

Search for anything

The previous quick navigation feature restricted your search to titles, displaying a limited set of results based on the name of the page, file, space or user.

Based on your feedback, we’ve changed this in the new Confluence search, replacing quick navigation with an expanded search view displaying more results. As you type, Confluence now performs a full search of your site content, so you're more likely to find a match first go.

Quickly refine results with filters

We've also added interactive search filters, so you can easily narrow down your results in a few clicks. Limit your results to a particular space, contributor, time frame, or type — such as attached files, comments or blog posts — or search for items containing a specific label.

The existing advanced search page is still available, and easy to access via a link in the search panel. Head to our search guide for a full overview.

Massive editor improvements

When an editing experience is smooth and trouble-free you hardly notice it. So we're really hoping you notice nothing at all about our new upgraded editor. 

We've made a huge number of improvements, including solving common frustrations relating to table cells, bullet points, and cursor behaviour, especially when copying and pasting content. The look of the editor hasn't changed, the improvements are all under the hood. 

Why not give our upgraded editor a try. Side effects include getting work done, and an overwhelming sense of calm. 

Keep your ancestors table healthy

The parent and child relationship between pages (the page hierarchy) is stored in a table in the database. Any problems with the data in this table can result in page restrictions not being inherited correctly. 

There's now a scheduled job to find and repair any problems in the CONFANCESTORS table on a regular basis. The job runs once each day, and will keep your pages in order. 

Delete profile picture

Administrators can now delete a user's profile picture. This will delete both their current profile picture, and any others they may have uploaded in the past. 

Simply search for the user then hit Delete Profile Picture

Simpler onboarding for new users

We’ve made it quicker and easier for new people to get started on your Confluence site. Previously, we prompted new users to upload a profile picture and watch some spaces. We now greet them with a simplified 'Welcome to Confluence' message, so they get to know your site before deciding which spaces to watch.

More ways to edit files

In 6.11, we introduced an easier way to update attached files, allowing you to edit the file in its native desktop application, then seamlessly save the changes back to Confluence.

The edit feature was previously only available if you opened the file in preview first. We've now added the edit option to the attachments page, Attachments macro and View File macros (1), so you can update files with fewer clicks.

Number your PDFs the easy way

When you export a space to PDF you can now choose to add page numbers with just one click. Numbers will be be placed in the centre of the footer on the PDF file.

Supported platforms changes

  • No changes planned for this release



Infrastructure changes

Head to Preparing for Confluence 6.14 to find out about changes that will impact app developers. 

Last modified on Jan 16, 2019

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