Note: If you have updated from version 7.0 to version 8.0, the page Migration to Version 8 contains a troubleshooting chapter that might be of use.
Version 8.0.0 - Major Release
With this major release we merged the Page Tree Creator and Space Tree Creator into one product. The Space Tree Creator is now the Page Tree Creator and the Page Tree Creator becomes the Page Tree Creator Pro.
We also moved the template configuration completely to a Confluence macro based approach.
And last but not least, we overhauled and consolidated big parts of the architecture.
The main benefits are:
You only need one app instead of two and create pages and spaces from a single app
Consistent functionality across use cases
Simplified development, build and release management for shorter release cycles
And with a view to the future, this serves as preparation for the migration path to the cloud
Important: Such a major release requires some fundamental changes on the technical side. To prepare your Confluence instance and avoid any trouble, be sure to read and understand the Installation and Migration chapter.
For users with an active Space Tree Creator and Page Tree Creator license: You can contact us on our Service Desk or write us at email@example.com. Since we don’t want you to pay double, we will grant you a pro rata promotion of your Space Tree Creator subscription that you can apply to your next Page Tree Creator Pro subscription.
Page Tree Creator is now Page Tree Creator Pro
Page Tree Creator Pro inherits all functionality of the Space Tree Creator. (see full list)
Space Tree Creator is now Page Tree Creator
The PTC inherits the functionality to copy pages
But the other features like template configuration, default value macros etc. are only available in the Pro version.
Template Configuration (previously a button located in the “Page Tools” section) is now a macro called PTC Template Page Properties (PRO Feature) and PTC Template Macro, located in the page itself now.
Template Space with dedicated Category Pages and Template Pages with a limited structure
Templates/Categories are configured with a icon in the upper right corner
Template Page Configuration are configured via ‘Template Page’-Icon in the upper right corner
Templates are configured with the PTC Template Macros
PTC Template Macros can be added to any page in any space
Categories are directly configured in the PTC Template Macro
Template Page Properties are configured with the PTC Template Page Macro (PRO Feature)
Version 8.2.1 - Feature Release
With this feature release we introduce a new Page Tree Creator Pro Macro.
Improve your workflow with the PTC Create Issue Automation (PRO) macro, Create Jira Issues in the same step you create your page(s) with the Page Tree Creator.
Same workflow as you are used to
Replace your placeholder in the same step (Replace Placeholder dialog)
Works with PTC Placeholder and placeholder configuration functionality:
Default Value Macro
Placeholder Macro (E.g description for the placeholder or reuse function)
Mark it as required or not
Version 8.2.4 - Bugfix and Improvements
Improvement for PTC Create Issue Automation macro
Link an issue and select the relationship
Combine Jira fields with placeholder type multi line
Improvement for PTC Placeholders
Dropdown placeholders are searchable for more than six options
Placeholder macro can be on any source ancestor page
Default Value for link type placeholder
Tag Config are correctly migrated
Copy pages with excel macros
Version 8.2.20 - Bugfix
Bugfix placeholder in page labels
When page labels contain multiple Placeholders, all Placeholders shall be replaced
Confluence version 7.17.0
Compatibility Create Issue Automation Macro and Confluence 7.17.0
Only Jira version 8.4.0 or higher are supported
Version 8.4.0 New Feature External Datasource (PRO)
Bind values from an external Datasource to a Placeholder
Configure an external Datasource with a Connection String: Datasource Settings (PRO)
Bind an SQL query to a PTC Placeholder: External datasource as placeholder options (PRO)
Advanced: Fill multiple Placeholders with one SQL query: Multiple replacements for a single datapicker (PRO)
Version 8.5.0 New Features
Confluence Create from Template Macro supported
When using the Page Tree Creator to create a new space and in the source space was a Create from Template Macro then the reference to the template will be updated:
Macro points to a global template
Nothing will be updated, macro will still point to global template
Macro point to a space template and the space templates are copied to the new space
Macro points to the new template in the new space
Macro point to a space template and the space templates are not copied to the new space
Nothing will be updated, reference is lost because the macro cannot point to a template of another space
Checkbox in PTC Create Space button and Create Space wizard to not copy the space avatar
In the PTC Create Space button can be selected to copy the space avatar (space logo) or if unchecked the default space avatar of Confluence will be set. The option is also available when using “create space” via the tools menu.