Confluence 7.8 Release Notes



Read the upgrade notes for important info about this release and see the full list of issues resolved.  

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Capture more end-user activity in the audit log


The audit log can now record when someone performs a search. The event captures the search terms entered in the search field, advanced search, and in search macros such as Livesearch and Page Tree Search. 

The 'Search performed' event is included in the Full coverage level, which is available with a Data Center license.  If you don't want to collect search term data, you can disable this event using a system property. 

Increased label limit for Page Properties Report macro


The Page Properties Report macro relies on labels to organize pages across multiple spaces. The macro had a limit of 20 labels which restricted your space and page design.

We’ve increased the limit so you can enter a maximum of 60 labels in the macro browser. Now it’s easier to have all your pages properly reporting.

Disabled macros will preserve your content 


Macros are one of the most powerful Confluence features. Previously, when macros with body content were disabled, the content would be lost. We now support disabled macros to keep their body content and display it in the editor.

In view page mode, disabled macros still show a placeholder image (Unknown macro). To display the content in view mode, select the disabled macro in the editor and change it to a new macro that can display your content. The body content will be preserved in the new macro and display in view mode.

Allowlist and blocklist replace whitelist and blacklist 


The words we choose are the building blocks that hold our diverse teams together. Terms such as “blacklist” and “whitelist” reinforce the concept that black and white are opposed, and one is bad while the other is good.

"Allowlist" and "blocklist" are clearer, more direct terms that now replace "whitelist" and "blacklist" in the Confluence user interface. There are no API changes, so whitelist and blacklist remain in the codebase.

Resolved issues

For full details of bugs fixed and suggestions resolved, head to Jira.

Get ready to upgrade

Before you upgrade, check out the Confluence 7.8 Upgrade Notes for important changes in this release, then follow the usual upgrade instructions to upgrade your site.

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Last modified on Oct 21, 2020

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