Migration Samples

Want to know how content transformed by WikiTraccs looks like? This page has lots of visual samples.

You’ll find pairs of images in the sections below. The first image shows a screenshot of a Confluence page. The second image shows how the content looks in SharePoint.

Formatting

Confluence Text Formatting

SharePoint Text Formatting

Confluence Headings and Paragraphs

SharePoint Headings and Paragraphs

Confluence Text Alignment and Indentation

SharePoint Text Alignment and Indentation

Confluence Things from the Plus Menu

SharePoint Things from the Plus Menu

Confluence Lists and Task Lists

SharePoint Lists and Task Lists

Layouts

Standard Layouts

WikiTraccs transforms the Confluence layouts to the matching SharePoint layouts.

Confluence Standard Layouts

SharePoint Standard Layouts

Here’s the edit mode of the two pages containing layouts:

Confluence Standard Layouts in Edit Mode

SharePoint Standard Layouts in Edit Mode

Notice how SharePoint only provides one three-column layout. WikiTraccs chooses this for both three-column Confluence layouts.

Sections and Columns

In Confluence users can create arbitrarily nested constructs of sections and columns. Even combinations that don’t make sense are sometimes allowed by Confluence or carried over by faulty migrations. WikiTraccs tries hard to make sense of what it finds.

WikiTraccs converts sections and columns to tables as there is no other equivalent in SharePoint.

Confluence Sections and Columns

SharePoint Sections and Columns

Note: It would be possible for WikiTraccs to convert the simplest section/column configurations to proper SharePoint sections: Issue Link.

Macros

Note: the following list is not complete. Have a look here for a complete overview: Known Confluence Macros

Confluence Info Warning Tip Note

SharePoint Info Warning Tip Note

Note: WikiTraccs won’t use cell background colors as those are not available in the SharePoint text web part (at least for the user). That’s why colored markers and emojis are used to indicate the type of note.

Confluence Code Macro

SharePoint Code Macro

Note: WikiTraccs transforms Confluence code block macros to SharePoint code web parts. But only its content and not the properties, so syntax highlighting will be off. There is an issue for that: Issue Link.

Confluence Panels

SharePoint Panels

Note: The formatting capabilities in SharePoint are very limited.

Confluence Status Macro

SharePoint Status Macro

Confluence Images

SharePoint Images

Note that a hyperlink has been configured for the first image. The user can click the image to navigate to the link. WikiTraccs migrates the link to SharePoint.

Also note that the Google logo on the Confluence page links to an external image. SharePoint does not allow linking to external images, due to security and privacy concerns. WikiTraccs downloads external images and then migrates them as page attachments.

Note: Inline images can sometimes mess up line breaks. There is an issue for that: Issue Link

Confluence Links to Pages and other Content

SharePoint Links to Pages and other Content

WikiTraccs changes regular Confluence page links so that they point to the new SharePoint page location.

Currently WikiTraccs cannot transform links to spaces as it does not yet know to which site a Confluence space will be migrated to. There is an issue for that: Issue link.

Furthermore, plain text links are migrated as-is. WikiTraccs does not currently change those.

Page Attachments

Confluence Page Attachments

SharePoint Page Attachments

There is more information available in this blog post: New attachments macro transformation

Users and Groups

Confluence Mentions and Profiles

SharePoint Mentions and Profiles

In SharePoint, WikiTraccs creates “mention texts” like in Confluence. Those link to the SharePoint people search where the search field is pre-populated with the mentioned user’s email address.

People profile and image macros are converted to the “mention text” format as well.

Note: When migrating, WikiTraccs needs a certain permission level to access user’s email addresses.

Tables

In Confluence users can do a lot with tables. In SharePoint not so much. Have a look at the Nested macros and tables section in Features to learn more about that.

Confluence Simple Tables

SharePoint Simple Tables

Confluence Table Widths

SharePoint Table Widths

WikiTraccs normalizes Confluence tables and the result can be seen below. Tables are de-nested and merged cells are un-merged:

Confluence Advanced Tables

SharePoint Advanced Tables

Confluence Larger Tables

SharePoint Larger Tables

Note: Wide tables are usually a challenge for SharePoint because SharePoint pages are narrow compared to Confluence. SharePoint shows a scroll bar if the table is wider than the page.

Last modified January 19, 2023