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

Scaffolding Forms & Templates
How to Upgrade Scaffolding from Confluence 3.x to 4.x and Above?

Take It Step By Step

After you upgrade Confluence, pages that contain Scaffolding Forms & Templates 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 Scaffolding Forms & Templates 3.4.2.

Step 2:

Upgrade Confluence v3.5.x to Confluence 4.2.x with Scaffolding Forms & Templates 4.6.5.

Step 3:

Upgrade Confluence v4.2.x to Confluence 4.3.x with Scaffolding Forms & Templates 4.6.5.

Step 4:

Upgrade Confluence v4.3.x to Confluence v5.8.x / v5.10.x with Scaffolding Forms & Templates latest version.

Step 5:

Step 6:

On Scaffolding Forms & Templates , uninstall all older dependencies which are not required by modern version of Scaffolding Forms & Templates. You can refer to this on the ServiceRocket Add-on Dependencies page.

Step 7:

Upgrade Confluence v5.x to Confluence v6.x with the latest compatible version of Scaffolding Forms & Templates

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 Scaffolding Forms & Templates add-on.
  3. Upgrade Confluence.
  4. Update Scaffolding Forms & Templates through Administration > Plugins > Upgrade.
  5. Enable the Scaffolding Forms & Templates add-on.

Unmigrated Wiki Markup

You may see that after the Scaffolding Forms & Templates 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.

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