Use the Children Display macro to list the child pages of the page on which the macro is inserted. By default, the macro displays links to the child pages as shown in the screenshot below. People viewing the page will see only the links for pages that they have permission to view.
Use the Children Display macro
To add the Children Display macro:
- In the Confluence editor, select > View more
- Find the item to be inserted and select it
- Select Insert
You can also type / onto the page to bring up the same list you'd see by selectingfrom the toolbar.
To edit the Children Display macro:
- Select the macro placeholder. The floating toolbar appears.
- Select Edit. The right panel opens.
- Modify the parameters. Your changes are saved as you go.
- Resume editing the page, and the panel closes.
The page links presented using the Children Display macro are dynamic based on the page's children. To change the page titles, go to the actual child page and edit the page title.
Parameters are options that you can set to control the content or format of the macro output. Where the parameter name used in Confluence storage format or wikimarkup is different to the label used in the browser, it will be listed below in brackets (
Choose whether to display all the parent page's descendants.
Specify the page to display children for, from either the current space or a different space. Enter:
Number of Children
Restrict the number of child pages that are displayed at the top level.
Depth of Descendants
Enter a number to specify the depth of descendants to display. For example, if the value is
This setting has no effect of Show Descendants is enabled.
Choose the style used to display descendants.
Allows you to include a short excerpt under each page in the list. Choose between:
Sort Children By
Manual if manually ordered, otherwise alphabetical
Use with the Sort Children By parameter. When set, the sort order changes from ascending to descending.
Wiki markup example
Wiki markup is only supported in the legacy editor.
Wiki markup is useful when you need to add a macro outside the editor, for example as custom content in the sidebar, header or footer of a space.
Macro body: None.