The University of Iowa Wiki Service (https://wiki.uiowa.edu/) will be upgraded to Confluence version 6.13 on June 10th, 2019. This version addresses security vulnerabilities, and brings several enhancements and bug fixes, which are listed below. The test instance of the Wiki will be available for users who want to access information from wiki.uiowa.edu. Any edits made in Wiki Test (https://test-wiki.its.uiowa.edu) will not be transferred to the wiki.uiowa.edu. 

New features:

For more information about these features, continue reading.


Mention people

Type @ and we'll suggest the people you've mentioned previously first. Keep typing and we'll continue to suggest matching people. Here's some examples to illustrate the improvements. 


Visual improvements to page content

A refreshed look and feel to Confluence. This work is based on the new Atlassian designand includes things like updated colors, typography, and icons, including:


Current interface:

Current interface


New interface:

New interface




  

More control over editing

A new ellipsis () menu gives you the option to:

When you click the Close button, we'll no longer ask you whether you want to keep or discard changes, as this was confusing for many people. Now, the changes are always kept. 

You can always go to  > Revert to last published version if you do want to discard changes.



Page history

The page history now shows both the avatar and name of the people who edited a version. 


Better search

Here's some of the highlights:

Some of these fixes will only apply to newly created or edited content, or until you reindex your site.


Easy file editing

PDF export improvements

If you regularly need to create PDFs of your content, you'll be pleased to know that we've resolved a bunch of PDF export bugs, and made several visual improvements to our PDFs.  Some highlights:

We've kept the styling of the PDF plain and simple, giving you the perfect blank canvas to add your own style and flair, via the PDF stylesheet.  



Detailed release notes from Confluence

Relevant changes are highlighted above, the links below contain more detailed changes from the Wiki's current version to 6.6.5.