Confluence Release Summary

This page shows the highlights of the major Confluence releases.

Current Release

For information about the latest release, please go to the Confluence Release Notes.

Confluence 5.8 - June 2015

  • Close the collaboration loop - present your files in full screen
  • Massive improvements for big tables - auto row numbering and copy and paste for columns 
  • Restore deleted files from the trash
  • More granular options for Page Properties Report and Content by Label macros with CQL
  • View roadmaps by week or month
  • Plus improvements to Data Center indexing, inline comments, notify watchers, onboarding and much more. 

Confluence 5.7 - January 2015

  • Inline comments on pages and pinned comments on files to simplify your feedback loop
  • A whole new files experience - upload, preview, share and more.
  • HipChat Cloud integration to supercharge your team collaboration.
  • New macro for planning visual roadmaps.
  • Data Center improvements including cluster monitoring and the return of workbox.
  • New profile picture and space logo uploader
  • Content search REST API (CQL)
  • Improvements to the editor. 

Confluence 5.6 - September 2014

  • Introducing Confluence Data Center
  • Keep track of your JIRA issues visually
  •  Restrict blog posts
  • Collaborate faster with quicker comments
  • Recently viewed pages on the go
  • Tasks sorting improvements
  • Insert date lozenges with ease 
  • Sidebar improvements
  • PDF Export improvements
  • Support for Office 2013

Confluence 5.5 - 30 April 2014

  • Tasks that fit the way you work
  • Move blog posts
  • Disable space blueprints
  • Add a custom favicon
  • Improved JIRA integration
  • Extended Page Properties and Page Properties Report macros
  • Confluence Health Check
  • New REST API

Confluence 5.4 - 3 December 2013

  • Confluence and JIRA: better together for agile teams
  • Create JIRA issues from Confluence
  •  Give feedback fast with Quote in Comment
  • Communicate your releases with new JIRA Reports
  • Reflect and improve on your sprints with Retrospectives
  • Complete JIRA traceability
  • Manage your docs with the Documentation space blueprint
  • Macro and blueprint improvements including a new JIRA chart macro, and improvements to the JIRA Issues macro, Page Properties Report macro and Product Requirements blueprint

Confluence 5.3 - 1 October 2013

  • Space Blueprints including Knowledge Base space and Team space
  • Shared Links blueprint
  • Ability to change usernames
  • Display page tree in the sidebar
  • Request access to a restricted page
  • Improved macros including Livesearch, Include Page, Labels List and Code Block

Confluence 5.2 - 13 August 2013

  • Faster and cleaner search
  • Introducing the Decisions blueprint
  • Blueprints keep getting better
  • Add multiple layout sections to your pages
  • Distraction free editing
  • A single, smarter way of adding JIRA issues
  • Collaborate with your team on the go
  • Speedier interactions

Confluence 5.1 – 27 March 2013

  • Introducing blueprints
  • Meeting Notes blueprint
  • File List blueprint
  • Product Requirements blueprint
  • New template features
  • HTML5 viewers for PDF and PowerPoint files
  • Page Properties Report macro
  • Improved macros

Confluence 5.0 – 26 February 2013

  • A visual refresh
  • Updated global navigation
  • Content creation made simple
  • New sidebar for content discovery
  • Editor improvements
  • Quick access to recently viewed pages
  • Redesigned space administration and space tools
  • Improved theming and branding
  • Improved user and group management for large sites

Confluence 4.3 – 4 September 2012

  • Workbox notifications
  • Personal tasks
  • Tasks on pages
  • Confluence mobile
  • Table sorting and highlighting
  • Draggable images and macros
  • Rich text templates
  • Space archiving
  • Improved user invitations and signup options
  • Default space permissions

Confluence 4.2 – 10 April 2012

  • Page layouts
  • Likes
  • Quick comments
  • Popular content on the dashboard
  • Recommended content by email
  • Labels on attachments
  • Signup invitations via URL
  • Easy upgrade, try and buy for plugins

Confluence 4.1 – 13 December 2011

  • Autoconvert for Pasted Links
  • Image effects
  • Quick find and replace
  • Follow Your Network On the Dashboard
  • Space attachments macro
  • Global PDF stylesheets
  • Use any character in page titles
  • New translation feature

Confluence 4.0 – 19 September 2011

  • Brand New Editor
  • Simplified Editing Experience
  • New Macros
  • Faster Editing Experience
  • Introducing @mentions
  • Improved Page Comparison Functionality
  • Email Notification Improvements
  • New Confluence Installer and Guided Upgrades
  • New Editor Plugin Points for Developers

Confluence 3.5 – 16 March 2011

  • Easy, Powerful Connections to Active Directory, LDAP and Crowd
  • Improved JIRA Integration
  • Drag-and-Drop for HTML5 Browsers
  • Autowatch and Improved Notification Settings
  • Sharing Pages and Blog Posts
  • Enhanced Code Macro
  • More Administrative Improvements
  • "What's New" Feature Tour
  • Categories, a New Way of Organising Spaces
  • Embedding Audio and Video with the Multimedia Macro
  • Infrastructure Changes

Confluence 3.4 – 12 October 2010

  • New Keyboard Shortcuts, Mac-Friendly Too
  • Keyboard Shortcut Dialog
  • User Macros in Macro Browser and Autocomplete
  • New Plugin Manager
  • Improved Performance
  • Infrastructure Changes

Confluence 3.3 – 7 July 2010

  • Confluence Page Gadget
  • Autocomplete for Inserting Macros
  • Property Panels for Links
  • Property Panels for Images
  • Manage Watchers
  • Email Notifications for Network Activity and Blogs
  • Blog Improvements
  • Context-Sensitive Help Links
  • Security Features
  • Infrastructure Changes

Confluence 3.2 – 24 March 2010

  • Autocomplete for Inserting Links
  • Autocomplete for Embedding Images and Documents
  • A Link Browser that's Smarter, Smoother, Faster
  • New Documentation Theme
  • New Easy Reader Theme
  • Template Bundles
  • Reordering while Moving a Page
  • New Keyboard Shortcuts and Editor Hints
  • User Interface Enhancements

Confluence 3.1 – 8 December 2009

  • Introducing Gadgets
  • Drag-and-Drop
  • Office 2007 Support
  • New 'Move Page' Feature
  • Enhanced Image Browser
  • Draft Comparisons
  • Page Restrictions Dialog Box
  • Other Editor Enhancements
  • New Web Browser Versions Supported

Confluence 3.0 – 1 June 2009

  • Introducing the Macro Browser
  • Enhanced User Profiles
  • Introducing Your Network
  • New User Status
  • New Hover Profile Feature
  • Customisable Enhanced PDF Exports
  • Improved Rich Text Editor
  • Performance Improvements
  • Engine Room and Developer Community
  • Administration Improvements

Confluence 2.10 – 3 December 2008

  • Introducing the Widget Connector
  • Improved Office Connector Now Bundled
  • Introducing Quick Navigation
  • 'Did You Mean', OpenSearch and More
  • Custom Stylesheets for Confluence Spaces
  • Updated JIRA Issues Macro with Custom Fields and Dynamic Display
  • Enhanced User and Group Management
  • Upgraded Rich Text Editor
  • Universal Wiki Converter now with SharePoint Import and More
  • Improved Activity Macros
  • Plugin Framework 2

Confluence 2.9 – 7 August 2008

  • Streamlined Search
  • Auto Save
  • Charts
  • Page Tree
  • Gallery
  • New Tutorial
  • More in the Menus
  • Alphabetical Page Ordering
  • Better Spam Prevention
  • Plugin Repository
  • Engine Room and Developers' Community

Confluence 2.8 – 10 April 2008

  • Dynamic menus and simplified screen design
  • Page ordering
  • Collapsible comments
  • Multiple-label filter
  • Confluence installer
  • Task list
  • Performance enhancements
  • Administration, management and monitoring

Confluence 2.7 – 12 December 2007

  • JIRA Issues and Portlet macros use new trusted authentication
  • Two-tier administrator permissions
  • Inserting images and attaching files during page creation
  • Sorting of images in Gallery macro
  • Simplified and improved logging
  • Performance, maintainability and administration

Confluence 2.6 – 27 September 2007

  • Fresh look for the Default theme
  • Personalised comments and Dashboard
  • Space description on Dashboard
  • Labels on templates
  • Default content for space home pages
  • Social Bookmarking plugin now bundled with Confluence
  • Back-dating and renaming news items

Confluence 2.5 – 29 April 2007

  • Introducing flexible page restrictions
  • Dynamic task list JRE incompatibilities
  • contentbylabel macro supports AND condition

Confluence 2.4 – 14 March 2007

  • Editable comments
  • Page mailing

Confluence 2.3 – 5 January 2007

  • Confluence Massive – cluster support
  • People directory
  • Activity plugin – usage statistics
  • Blogging RPC plugin – manage news in Confluence using blogger-compatible desktop clients
  • WebDAV client support via WebDAV plugin – create, edit, move pages, attachments, etc via WebDAV

Confluence 2.2 – 27 April 2006

  • Personal spaces
  • Localisation/internationalisation – drop-in language packs (similar to JIRA)
  • CAPTCHA support – spam protection
  • Improved searching
  • Improved LDAP performance
  • Confluence ships with Tomcat 5.5

Confluence 2.1 – 20 December 2005

  • Autosave
  • Concurrent edit warnings
  • LDAP integration with Atlassian User/POLIS

Confluence 2.0 – 17 November 2005

  • Rich Text Editing – WYSIWYG editor
  • Labels
  • Dashboard tabs – All, My, Team, New
  • RSS builder
  • Export pages as Word documents
  • Copy pages

Confluence 1.4 – 23 May 2005

  • New user interface
  • Enhanced editing – doing more in the edit interface
  • Page permissions
  • New plugin types
  • Configurable themes
  • Completely rewritten Wiki to HTML conversion engine

Confluence 1.3 – 30 November 2004

  • Mail archiving
  • Themes
  • Trash can
  • More granular space permissions

Confluence 1.2 – 23 August 2004

  • Page list views – alphabetical, directory view and search view of all pages in a space
  • Image thumbnails and thumbnail galleries
  • Threaded comments
  • Enhanced Search - indexing attachment comments and file names and contextual searching
  • New permissions interface

Was this helpful?

Thanks for your feedback!

Powered by Confluence and Scroll Viewport