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If you are a regular Navitabs user (and we hope you are!), you know the struggle: So many Navitabs macros to choose from every time you look for “Tab”! 🤯
Frankly, this host of options has been puzzling for us too, and we are the makers of this app! So we set out on a mission to drastically reduce the Navitabs macros 🧹.
🥁 Enter our brand-new Tab Wizard Macro! If you are looking for Tabs, Childtabs, Labeltabs, or Navitabs, you will see the new option “Tab Wizard” instead:
Using this macro will open the following entry screen:
Choose one of the options to create a new tab navigation:
We’ll quickly guide you through all the options. You can also access the documentation page directly. But first, let’s establish the main settings:
As you were used to in the legacy macros, you have powerful settings in the Tab Wizard too:
In the new Tab Wizard, you can also adapt the settings’ width and set the macro editor to full-screen. This gives you more space for your content or the tab preview.
Do you want to include existing Confluence pages as tabs? Search for and select the pages in the interface. This will automatically generate tabs displaying these pages’ content. The pages can be located anywhere on Confluence, so you can mix content from different spaces as you like.
Assemble all pages with one or more specific labels at tabs. Define one or various labels and use the CQL filter to narrow down the results. The Tab Wizard will automatically generate tabs of pages containing the label(s) and display their content. By default, the Tab Wizard will list all pages with a specific label definition, no matter their location. If this leads to irrelevant tabs being displayed, you can use a filter and restrict the tabs to the current space, for example.
Define the parent page. This will automatically generate tabs displaying the children’s content. This is a powerful option to showcase a page’s hierarchy.
We used to have a macro called “Tabs (opens built-in editor)” that allowed you to enter your own content. With “Create your own tabs”, we’ve completely revamped the editing experience and expanded it with many more features, especially the option to embed external content in tabs. We’ll go through all of them below ⤵️. Switch between the different options using the drop-down menu in the “Create your own tabs” interface.
This option used to be covered with the macro “Tabs (opens built-in editor)”. Now, all the magic is happening within the Tab Wizard interface. Create tabs and give them any name, then use the editor on the right to insert your content. The editor looks and behaves just like the Confluence editor.
The only difference is that complex macros like Jira, Children Display etc., cannot be used in this editor. In this case, it is necessary to work with the Navitabs macros “Tab Group” and “Tab”. Read our documentation for more info.
Choose the option “Embed/HTML Code” if you have an embed or HTML code that you want to display as a tab on your page. Simply paste the code into the input field in the editor.
You can also use an iFrame to display external content as a Confluence tab. Use the option “iFrame”, then simply paste a target URL in the interface. Adjust the content size and check the preview – done!
You can mix the options described above ⤴️ with a tab containing the content of another Confluence page. Just look for an unrestricted Confluence page in the search box, and its content will automatically appear in the preview. Yes, it’s that easy 😊
We hope that the new Tab Wizard will benefit everyone:
❓Questions or complaints about the Tab Wizard? We would love to hear from you! Please contact us via support, or schedule a call with Mattia, our Product Manager.