Confluence Gets Clickable: Feel the Power of Aura Buttons

Struggling with static Confluence pages? Breathe new life into your knowledge bases and team projects with interactive buttons. Read on to find out how.
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Do you ever feel like your Confluence pages could be more engaging? Your knowledge bases seem cluttered, and something is missing on those team or project pages? Confluence excels at information management and collaboration, but navigating through it all can feel a bit… well, static.

While Confluence doesn’t offer a built-in way to create buttons with a few clicks, there’s a solution! The Aura Content Formatting macro suite comes to the rescue with a fantastic, customizable button macro. Let’s explore how it can breathe new life into your Confluence experience!

Why We Love to Push the Button

There’s something undeniably satisfying about the click of a button. It’s a small action with a big impact, a sense of accomplishment, and a promise of something new. This primal urge to push the button translates beautifully into the digital world, and Confluence is no exception—if it only had some build in function to add buttons to pages!

But there’s a solution: Aura’s macro suite provides you an incredible customizable button macro. With Aura, you can effortlessly transform those mundane links into interactive buttons, injecting a dose of interactivity and charm into your Confluence pages.

How to Insert Aura’s Button Macro

Adding Aura’s Button macro to your Confluence pages couldn’t be simpler. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Navigate to the Confluence page you intend to modify

  2. Initiate editing by clicking the “Edit”-button (or hit “E”)

  3. Select a spot on your page where you wish to add the macro

  4. Begin typing “/” followed by “Aura”

  5. Choose the desired Aura button macro from the list to open the configuration dialog

aura add button macro Confluence

Beyond Basic Buttons: Customization Options

Aura buttons offer extensive customization options, allowing you to tailor your buttons to perfectly fit your Confluence pages. After all, it makes a difference whether you are working on a knowledge base, an onboarding page or an FAQ page.

Here’s how Aura simplifies customization:


Shape Your Button

Choose from various shapes such as square, rounded, or pill-shaped buttons to match your page’s aesthetic. You can also adjust the size of your buttons to ensure they’re eye-catching without overpowering your content.

confluence shape button

Label Your Confluence Buttons Correctly

Customize the text displayed on your buttons to effectively convey your message in a clear and concise manner.

label confluence buttons

Choose Your Hyperlinks

Easily update the destination link of your buttons to direct users to the desired Confluence pages, attachments, emails, websites, or any online destination.

confluence hyperlinks buttons

Customized Button Colors

Customize the colors of your buttons to match your brand or page theme. Adjust the color for both inactive and hover states to provide visual feedback to users. As with all Aura macros, a wide range of color management is also possible here. You can select your favorite colors using the hex code or a color palette defined by your Confluence admin.

customized button colors in confluence

Design for Engagement

To make your buttons really stand out on the Confluence page, you can flexibly add shadows, choose the color of the shadow or add icons. Select from a wide range of icons to complement your button’s purpose.

confluence button design

Templates for Easy Button Creation

Aura’s Confluence buttons offer customizable templates, easily managed by Confluence Admins. By creating a set of pre-designed templates that align with your company’s branding, you ensure all buttons across your Confluence instance look and feel like they belong together. This creates a professional and polished user experience, making your knowledge base feel more unified and trustworthy.

You can easily create new Confluence button templates in the admin settings of Aura.

confluence button templates aura

Benefits of Using Aura’s Button Macro

Here’s how Aura’s button macro can benefit your Confluence experience:

  • Enhanced User Experience

  • Visual Appeal Boost

  • Improved Navigation

  • Streamlined Workflows

  • Effortless Customization

  • Professional Appearance

  • Consistent Branding



Get the Best Interactive Home Page

Ready to breathe new life into your Confluence pages? Try Aura’s button macro now and experience the difference firsthand. Transform static links into engaging buttons with just a few clicks, and elevate your Confluence experience to new heights.

Want to learn more about Aura’s features and customization options? Book a personalized demo with our team today and discover how Aura can revolutionize your Confluence workflow.

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