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Use Trello and Confluence together

We are making improvements to how Trello links work in Confluence, and soon you will be able to enjoy enriched links without the need for a macro. As a result, the Confluence Trello Power-Up that enables the experience described on this page will be unavailable starting in early 2023.

In the new experience, pasting a link to a Trello card or board will display as an inline smart link instead of as a Trello tile. You will still be able to insert a Trello tile or board embed through the macro menu in Confluence until the embed view is supported for Trello smart links (in March 2023). Any existing Trello tiles or board embeds will remain in place after this change until they can be converted into smart link card or embed views at a later date.

Trello is all about collaboration— just like Confluence. Use Trello for projects, ideas, stories, and organizing your work into cards that can be moved between lists.  In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.

Using Trello and Confluence together lets you use those pieces to illustrate a bigger story, plan, or project. Use Confluence to create and plan your vision, then use Trello to work out and action the details.

Add Trello cards or boards to Confluence pages

Confluence is where you build your vision. Trello lets you break that up into small bite-sized tasks and organize it. Do them together by embedding your Trello cards and boards into Confluence. 

Updates in real time: So any changes made by you, or anyone else, from either Trello or Confluence, are immediately visible. 

Respects permissions: Before you can see a card or board, you'll be asked to sign in to Trello. Any content you don't have permission to see will display a note letting you know that you don't have the necessary access to view it yet. 

Copy and paste the URL of your Trello card onto a Confluence page and watch it automagically render into a card as soon as the page is published. 

You can see the status of each of your tasks, comment on them, subscribe to stay up-to-date on any changes, or join. If you need to add more info, just click on the card. This will take you into Trello, where you can edit the card as usual. 

Work on tasks: Keep all your related materials and files in Confluence, and embed the corresponding Trello cards onto each page. Then when you make any progress, just comment on the Trello card from within Confluence.

Pasting a link in also works with a Trello board, and displays a board tile. Tiles provide a broad overview of your board, without the granular details. Use them to link related documentation or files from Confluence; then, when your team needs to add anything to their board, they can click on the tile to open it in Trello.

Trello link embed in Confluence

Plan a project in Confluence: Add your Trello board to the project planning page so your team and other stakeholders can follow your progress.

Create some documentation in Confluence: Use Trello to plan your information architecture, so you can move subtopics from one parent topic to another.

Trello board macro

You can also add fully interactive Trello boards on your Confluence page. Choose > Trello Board, then add in the board's URL, and the height you want your embedded board to be. 

This will display a fully functional Trello board on your Confluence page. Move cards from one list to another, add or edit details, and do everything else you'd usually do on a Trello board, from within Confluence.

Manage your work across multiple teams or projects: Get an overview of all your teams' work by embedding each of their Trello boards onto a single Confluence page. Great for when you just need a quick check-in on everyone's progress.

Brainstorm and share ideas: Use Confluence to detail a problem and constraints, then use Trello to brainstorm possible solutions.

Add Confluence pages to Trello cards

Integrations go two ways! Using the Confluence power up for Trello, you can:

  • Attach Confluence Cloud pages to Trello cards and get from your board to your drilled-down content in a single click.

  • Create new Confluence Cloud pages directly from Trello cards.

  • See all the activity on your page, who created a page and when it was created, including a snippet and the number of comments on the page, right from the card back.

Read all about it here

Share the vision in Confluence. Sweat the details in Trello.

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