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conflr is an R package to post R Markdown documents to Confluence, a content collaboration tool by Atlassian.


Install conflr from CRAN with:


Alternatively, if you need the development version, install it with:

# install.packages("devtools")


conflr uses these environmental variables to access your Confluence.

There are several ways to set these environmental variables. The quickest way is to enter in the popups that are displayed when you run the addin (see Usages section below). The inputs are cached in the environmental variables listed above by default.

Another way is to set the variables in the .Renviron file (you can open the file with usethis::edit_r_environ()). For example, you can set the base URL in the file as the following.



conflr provides the following ways to post R Markdown documents to Confluence.

  1. Use an RStudio Addin
  2. Run confl_create_post_from_Rmd() on console
  3. Specify conflr::confluence_document on the YAML front-matter

RStudio Addin

1. Move focus to the .Rmd file and click “Post to Confluence” Addin

(Caution for those who are not familiar with R Markdown: R Markdown’s powerfulness allows you to execute arbitrary code; be sure about what the code does before clicking “Post to Confluence”!)

Then, you will be asked your username and password.

2. Check the preview and click “Publish”

3. Check the result


If you don’t use RStudio, you can use confl_create_post_from_Rmd(). The basic usage is


Batch use

If you want to use this function without interaction, specify interactive = FALSE. This skips any confirmations or previews.

confl_create_post_from_Rmd("~/path/to/your.Rmd", interactive = FALSE)

Note that, if you want to run this periodically, you also need to set update = TRUE to allow conflr to overwrite the existing page.

confl_create_post_from_Rmd("~/path/to/your.Rmd", interactive = FALSE, update = TRUE)


conflr’s functionality is also available as a custom R Markdown format; You can specify conflr::confluence_document to output in the front matter of your R Markdown document.

For example, if you set the following front matter, pressing Knit button on RStudio (or running rmarkdown::render()) will publish the R Markdown document to Confluence.

title: "title1"
    space_key: "space1"
    update: true


For the detail about available options, please refer to ?confluence_document.


conflr recognizes these options:

Know limitations

LaTeX support

conflr supports Math expressions to some extent. But, it requires LaTeX Math addon installed. Otherwise, you will see “unknown macro” errors on the page.

htmlwidgets (e.g. leaflet, plotly)

conflr doesn’t support htmlwidgets-based packages like leaflet and plotly. Instead, you can embed the screenshot by setting screenshot.force = TRUE in the chunk option (c.f.

Advanced Usages

conflr is also a (non-complete) binding to Confluence’s REST API. These low-level functions might be useful when you need to access to your Confluence programmatically.


# list pages
res <- confl_list_pages(spaceKey = "foo")
purrr::map_chr(res$results, "id")

# get page info
page <- confl_get_page(res$results[[2]]$id)

# create a page
new_page <- confl_post_page(
  spaceKey = "foo",
  title = "Test",
  body = glue::glue(
    '<ac:structured-macro ac:name="code">
     <ac:plain-text-body><![CDATA[this is my code]]></ac:plain-text-body>

How to contribute



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