How to link to another page in Confluence

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When creating content, it's important that your readers can easily navigate the content and find the information they're looking for. One of the best ways to do this in Confluence, the workspace app, is to link pages together. You can choose whether you want to link to an external page, another Confluence page, a particular topic, a comment, etc.

Learning how to link to another page will help you organize your work and make it easy for readers and colleagues to follow along. This article explains how to do it using different platforms and methods.



How to Link to Another Page in Confluence on PC

You can improve the organization of your content by adding links to other pages. In Confluence, you can choose to link to an Anchor macro on another page or to an external page, blogs or Confluence pages. Since the processes vary depending on the editor you are using, we have divided them accordingly.

New editor

How to Link to Anchor Macro on Another Page on PC

When you add an Anchor macro to a page, you add a target to connect to another link and guide the reader to that section.

Here's how to link to an Anchor macro on another page:

  1. Navigate to the page with the Anchor macro and copy its URL.
  2. Memorize or write down the name of the anchor.
  3. Open the page where you want to insert the link.
  4. Highlight the part where you want the link.
  5. Tap the link chain icon on the top toolbar.
  6. Paste the URL, add "#" after it and type in the anchor name.

How to link to external pages or Confluence blogs or pages

Adding a link to another page without the Anchor macro is simple and only requires a few steps:



  1. Visit the page you want to link to and copy its URL.
  2. Go to the page where you want to insert the link and paste it.
  3. Click on the link and press "Edit link".
  4. Under "Text to display," add the words you want.

Legacy Editor

How to link to a page in a different space

If you want to add a link to another Confluence page in a different space, follow these steps:

  1. Select "Link" from the toolbar.
  2. Press "Search".
  3. Choose the page space you want to link.
  4. Select the desired page.

How do I link to a website?

Follow the steps below to link to external pages:

  1. Select "Link" from the toolbar.
  2. Tap "Web Link".
  3. Enter the URL of the page you want to link to.

How to link to another page in Confluence on the iPhone app

With the Confluence iPhone app, you can stay connected to your colleagues and create content even when you're away from your computer. If you need to add links to another page in the mobile app, you'll be happy to hear that Confluence has made it possible. Download the Confluence app from the App Store if you don't have it.


How do I link to an anchor macro on another page in the iPhone app?

Using the Confluence mobile app, you can link to an Anchor macro on another page. Follow the instructions below to do so:


  1. Navigate to the page containing the Anchor macro and copy its URL.
  2. Memorize the name of this anchor.
  3. Go to the page where you want to add the link.
  4. Highlight the part where you want the link to be.
  5. Tap the plus sign in the lower left corner.
  6. Press "Link".
  7. Paste the URL, add "#" after it and type in the anchor name.
  8. Press "Save".

How to link to external pages or blogs or Confluence pages on the iPhone app

Linking to external pages or other Confluence pages is simple and can be done in several ways.

The first method is to copy the page URL:

  1. Go to the page you want to link to and copy the URL.
  2. Open the Confluence page you want to add the link to and paste it.
  3. Edit the displayed text by selecting the link and pressing "Edit Link".

The second method is to add the link to a word or phrase:

  1. Visit the page you want to link to and copy its URL.
  2. Open the page where you want to insert the link.
  3. Find the word/phrase you want to link and highlight it.
  4. Tap the plus sign in the lower left corner.
  5. Press "Link".
  6. Paste the link.
  7. Press "Save".

The last method is to enter the URL manually. Since Confluence recognizes each link, you can type it in if you know it by heart or have it noted down.



How to link to another page in Confluence on Android app

If you're on the go but want to add a link to another page in Confluence, you can do so using the Android version. Besides adding links to different pages, you can connect with your colleagues, track recent changes, create and edit pages, and more. If you don't have it, be sure to download the Android version of Confluence from the Play Store.

How to link to anchor macro on another page on android app

Using anchors is a great way to direct your readers to a specific part of a different page. Here's how:

  1. Visit the Confluence page containing the Anchor macro and copy its URL.
  2. Memorize the name of the anchor as you will need to enter it later.
  3. Open the page where you want to add the link.
  4. Highlight the word/phrase where you want to insert the link.
  5. Tap the plus sign in the lower left corner.
  6. Press "Link".
  7. Paste the URL, type “#” after it, then type the anchor name.
  8. Press "Save".

How to link to external pages or blogs or Confluence pages on the Android app

Linking to external pages or other Confluence pages is simple and can be done in several ways.

First of all, you can do it manually if you know the site by heart or if you have noted it in your notes:

  1. Go to the page where you want to insert the link.
  2. Type the link URL.
    Confluence automatically recognizes the URL and creates a link that will turn blue once you enter it.
    Another method is to copy the page URL:
  3. Open the page you want to link to and copy the URL.
  4. Go to the Confluence page where you want to add the link and paste it.
  5. Tap the link and tap "Edit Link" to edit the displayed text.
    You can also add the link to a word or phrase of your choice:
  6. Navigate to the page you want to link to and copy its URL.
  7. Open the Confluence page you want to add the link to.
  8. Find the word/phrase you want to add the link to, press and hold to highlight it.
  9. Tap the plus sign in the lower left corner.
  10. Press "Link".
  11. Paste the URL.
  12. Press "Save".

Organize your content in Confluence

If you're preparing a large document or just want to make sure your readers don't get lost in it, learning how to link to another page in Confluence is essential. You can choose to link to an anchor, another Confluence blog or page, or an external website.

We hope this article has helped you learn more about organizing your content in Confluence and that you can now guide your readers to the right places.

How do you organize your content in Confluence? Are you using any of the methods we mentioned above? Tell us in the comments section below.

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