Missing wiki markup in (Atlassian) wiki? – An alternative for you

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.

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