What is Metadata for Confluence?
As you might know, information such as date of creation or editor are automatically documented while creating a wiki page. The Metadata add-on allows enhancing those information expediently for further structuring your Confluence.
The metadata – these additional, predefined attributes – are added to content in Confluence while working on it. Space administrators can augment metadata fields with different types and predefine values and preset those for pages and templates. With help of macros, automatically updated, powerful overviews can be created on the fly to keep all the content in your wiki organized.
Let’s illustrate what is possible with Metadata by an example: Preset an obligatory metadata field “Locations” for new pages or blog posts. Using a metadata macro, you create an overview of all the blog posts in your wiki which are marked with location “Berlin”. Et voilá! It’s as easy as pie.
Accordingly, you can filter for any other predefined metadata values.
Pretty useful, don’t you think? Our partners bitvoodoo, Comalatech and K15t used the strengths of this add-on to create even more possibilities to deploy metadata in Confluence.
Enterprise Theme and Metadata
The Enterprise Theme add-on by bitvoodoo helps you easily customize Confluence in colors and design of your company.
You’d like to create a news feed on your dashboard – customized for each user? That’s where Metadata come into play. Get all blog posts with the preset metadata field “Berlin” as location displayed in the news stream.
type:blogpost AND metadatafield.location: Berlin
Taking it one step further, you can combine the query with a placeholder for the user’s location as stated in his/her user profile (feat. User Profile for Confluence). Thus, each user gets a news feed with all the blog posts covering his location.
type:blogpost AND metadatafield.location: upc.currentUser.location
» If you’d like to learn more about Metadata for Confluence, User Profiles for Confluence and other Communardo Products, just take a look at the Atlassian Marketplace. For more information about the Enterprise Theme add-on, please click here.
Our partner bitvoodoo
The bitvoodoo AG is a Swiss based services provider as well as Atlassian Verified Marketplace vendor.
- Synergize with Metadata – Part II: Comalatech and Comala Workflow
- Synergize with Metadata – Part III: K15t and the Scroll PDF Exporter