Preparing for Confluence 7.5

This documentation is intended for Confluence developers who want to ensure that their existing plugins and apps are compatible with Confluence 7.5.

Watch this page to find out when a new milestone is available and what’s changed. We will publish formal release notes once we release a beta.

Latest milestone
14 May 20207.5.0-rc1Download
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On this page:

Planned changes

In this section we'll provide an overview of the changes we intend to make, so you can start thinking how it might impact your app. We'll indicate when a change has been implemented, and in which milestone. 

7.4 Enterprise release and 7.5 release timing

Confluence 7.4 will be an Enterprise release, and will contain no new features. For this reason, we're making 7.5 milestones available now, prior to the 7.4 release, so you can start testing your apps. 

Changes to audit logging

Status: COMPLETE

The auditing feature tracks key activities in Confluence, allowing administrators to gain insight into the way their instance is being used. In Confluence 7.5 we're introducing a number of changes to help admins manage their log more effectively.

The new audit log curates events in coverage areas (for example, user management, security, apps) and allows admins to decide which of the coverage areas they want to track. Additionally, for each area, admins can select how detailed they want their log to be.

Data Center-only functionality

Some auditing functionality will only be available to customers with a Data Center license:

  • Advanced and Full coverage levels (in addition to the Base level offered with a Server license)
  • The option to integrate the audit log file with external tools
  • Space-level auditing for Space Administrators

New REST API for audit logging

As a result of changes to the Audit log, we’ve added new REST API endpoints. See Audit log API changes

Removal of limited mode

Status: COMPLETE

Collaborative editing limited mode was introduced in Confluence 6.0 for troubleshooting purposes. We've decided to remove this mode, because it is rarely used or needed anymore. 

Editor improvements

Status: COMPLETE

We're working on some minor improvements to the editor including adding more table cell colours, and improving the appearance of the status macro in the editor. 

Widget Connector

Status: COMPLETE

We're adding the ability to embed public content from Facebook, LinkedIn, Spotify, Figma, Prezi, and Microsoft Stream, and fixed some existing issues with Twitter, Google Calendar, and Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. 

Implemented changes

In this section we'll provide details of changes we have implemented, organised by the milestone they are first available in. This will help you decide which milestone to use when testing.

Release Candidate - 14 May 2020

7.5.0-rc1

No significant changes in this release candidate. 

Beta - 6 May 2020

7.5.0-beta2

Updated the Widget connector to handle content from more sites. 

EAP 7 - 1 May 2020

Milestone 7.5.0-m66

Resolved some upgrade issues.

EAP 6 - 27 April 2020

Milestone 7.5.0-m62

No significant changes in this milestone.

EAP 5 - 20 April 2020

Milestone 7.5.0-m55

In this milestone:

  • New table cell colours in the editor.
  • Status macro styling is now consistent in the editor and view page. We've also changed the subtle parameter label in the macro browser to reflect the new styling. 

EAP 4 - 14 April 2020

Milestone 7.5.0-m49

No significant changes in this milestone. 

EAP 3 - 6 April 2020

Milestone 7.5.0-m42

In this milestone:

  • removed collaborative editing limited mode.

EAP 2 - 30 March 2020

Milestone 7.5.0-m40

No significant changes in this milestone. 

EAP 1 – 23 March 2020

Milestone 7.5.0-m35

In this milestone:

  • Advanced auditing for Data Center.
  • Updated JavaMail from 1.6.2 to 1.64


Looking for updated documentation? Check out the Confluence EAP space for the latest docs.

Did you know we’ve got a new developer community? Head to community.developer.atlassian.com/ to check it out! We’ll be posting in the announcements category if when new EAP releases are available.

Last modified on May 14, 2020

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