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This macro was intentionally excluded from the new editor and was replaced with an element available from the Insert menu or from the slash command ( / ) .

The Status macro displays a colored lozenge (a rounded box) that is useful for reporting project status. You can choose the color of the lozenge and the text that appears inside the lozenge. The macro also displays its current status in the editor, and you can change the status directly in the editor.


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See the Status macro put to excellent use in How to build a release planning page in Confluence.

Screenshot: Click on the Status macro lozenge to change the status.

Using the Status macro

To add the Status macro to a page using the Macro Browser:

  1. In the Confluence editor, choose > Other Macros
  2. Find and select the required macro

Speeding up macro entry with autocomplete:

  • In the new editor - Type / and the beginning of an element (tool or things in the insert menu) to see a list of suggestions.
  • In the legacy editor - Type { and the beginning of the macro name to see a list of suggested macros.

Details are in Keyboard shortcuts, markdown, and autocomplete.

To edit an existing macro

Click the macro placeholder and choose Edit. A macro dialog window will open, where you can edit the parameters of the macro.


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 (example).






The color of the lozenge. The following colors are available: Grey , Red, Yellow, Green and Blue.


The color that you select.

The text that will appear inside the lozenge. If you do not specify any text, the title will be the color of the lozenge, that is 'Grey', 'Red', 'Yellow', 'Green' or 'Blue'.

Use outline style

The style of the lozenge and its border. The default style lozenge is a solid background color with white text. The outline style lozenge is white with a colored border and colored text as shown here


Wiki markup example


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 name: status

Macro body: None.

{status:colour=Green|title=On track|subtle=true}