What is the Issue
When the wiki (Atlassian's Confluence product) was first installed here at DoIT there were many handy plugins available for free and/or very low cost. We made use of these plugins in order to add polish to our documents. At some point along the way, the Authors of these plugins transitioned them to "paid" plugins. For the more expensive ones we were able to license the plugin user level differently than the base confluence product. For example, we were able to get a 10 user license for a plugin and provision the use of those seats via a group permission within Confluence. At some point Atlassian decided that all plugins must be licensed at the full user level as the base Confluence license. In our case, this is the "Unlimited" user license. Thus, these plugins have now become very expensive for what they provide in many cases.
There are 2 plugins in use in Confluence that have recently lapsed their license. These were still functional at the version they were at when the license lapsed. However with the recent upgrade to Confluence v7, they became incompatible with the base Confluence version. The result was broken links and no way of recovering what was in those elements on the page.
The affected plugins are:
|Plugin||Status||Market Place Listing|
|Bob Swift Atlassian Add-ons - Advanced Tables||Because the "Advanced Tables" plugin has significant use we've decided to re-license this thru Jun2021. We are asking user of this plugin to begin the process of retiring their usage of this plugin so we will be able to retire it in Jun 2021.||https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/197/advanced-tables-for-confluence?hosting=server&tab=overview|
|Bob Swift Atlassian Add-ons - HTML||The HTML plugin has been using the free 30-day trial license. This expires on June 26th.||https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/252/html-for-confluence?hosting=server&tab=overview|
What to do about this
Static Copy for Reference
You may want to grab a static copy of your most important pages for future reference should any of your links and/or content become inaccessible due to these macros retiring.
Find and Fix
Locate and fix the instances where you use these macros.
|Plugin||Click links to find pages using plugin||or search for macro references||and search for wiki style references||Plugin Support Page|
|Bob Swift Atlassian Add-ons - Advanced Tables|
|Bob Swift Atlassian Add-ons - HTML||html|
Plugin Usage and Status
The "Bob Swift Atlassian Add-ons - Excel" and Composition plugins have already been disabled.
The "Bob Swift Atlassian Add-ons - HTML" plugin has the following pages using it:
This HTML plugin will function thru Jun26, 2020 (when the 30-day trial license expires).
The "Bob Swift Atlassian Add-ons - Advanced Tables" plugin has the following pages using it:
Since there is a significant number of pages still using the "Advanced Tables" plugin, we are going to relicense that plugin for one more year. The target to retire this plugin will be next June 2021.