How to Upgrade Composition from Confluence 3.x to 4.x and Above?

Add-on:
Composition
Question:
How to Upgrade Composition from Confluence 3.x to 4.x and Above?
Answer:

Take It Step By Step

After you upgrade Confluence, pages that contain Composition macros may render incorrectly.

If you are upgrading Confluence to v4.3 and above, there might be some problems with the wiki markup migration if you upgrade directly from Confluence v3.x to the latest version. It is recommended instead to upgrade Confluence version by version so that your data can be maintained.

Refer to the Confluence safety upgrade steps below to ensure all wiki markup data are migrated completely:

Step 1:

Upgrade Confluence v3.x to Confluence v3.5.x with Composition 2.3.5.

Step 2:

Upgrade Confluence v3.5.x to Confluence 4.2.x with Composition 3.0.3.

Step 3:

Upgrade Confluence v4.2.x to Confluence 4.3.x with Composition 3.0.3.

Step 4:

Upgrade Confluence v4.3.x to Confluence v5.x with Composition latest comptible.

Step 5:

On Composition 5.0.0 and later, uninstall all older dependencies which are not required by modern version of Composition. You can refer to this on the ServiceRocket Add-on Dependencies page.

A Note on Confluence 5.x

Confluence 5.0.x should not be required.

If you are at Confluence 4.3, you may upgrade to the latest version of Confluence 5.x.

Upgrade Instructions for Each Add-on

  1. Before upgrading Confluence, go to Administration > Plugins > Manage Existing.
  2. Disable the Composition add-on.
  3. Upgrade Confluence.
  4. Update Composition through Administration > Plugins > Upgrade.
  5. Enable the Composition add-on.

Unmigrated Wiki Markup

You may see that after the Composition add-on is enabled, the wiki markup does not convert or render correctly. If this happens, it is advisable to do the following:

  1. Rebuild the Confluence Index through Administration > Content Indexing > Rebuild both.
  2. Refer to the Wiki Markup to XHTML Migration article. Under the Re-attempt Migration section, run the unmigratedwikicontent.action command.