I manage a confluence instance for my client. When we have decided to upgrade confluence from 3.5 to 4, one of the big pain point was “No wiki markup”. Everyone was surprised – ” Wiki without wiki”. Well Atlassian have a bunch of reasons and gave another most powerful editor. But lot of wiki lovers felt so bad and they were missing it badly after all they are lovers ;).
After checking different alternatives for all those missing wiki markup, I found following approach simple, cheaper and most effective of all. The latest editor in confluence always makes sure that html created behind is strict html. So I have used the tool “wikifier” to convert confluence html to wiki.
- Copy html text directly from page to wikifier
- Wikify it
- Edit and insert new wiki markup using “Insert -> Wiki markup” in the new confluence editor.
All tools we are using are free. Also it cleaner. May be soon we can see a plugin for confluence based on wikifier.