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Web Item

Adds a web item to a specified location in the application interface. A web item is a hyperlink that’s inserted into some standard place in the Atlassian application interface, such as the administration menu.

The form that the link takes can vary depending on the location. For instance, a web item in the header bar (with a location section of system.top.navigation.bar) adds a link to the navigation bar across the top of the interface. On the other hand, a web item in the opsbar-operation location section in JIRA adds an item to the issue operation buttons.

A web item link can open a new page in the application or a dialog, depending on your configuration.

Web items are a simple and useful way to extend Atlassian applications. If you want to extend an Atlassian application and don't know where to start, a web item may be all you need.

Your add-on can receive additional context from the application by using variable tokens in the url attribute.

Example

{
  "modules": {
    "webItems": [
      {
        "location": "system.preset.filters",
        "weight": 200,
        "styleClasses": [
          "webitem",
          "system-present-webitem"
        ],
        "url": "/my-web-item",
        "context": "addon",
        "target": {
          "type": "page"
        },
        "tooltip": {
          "value": "Example tooltip"
        },
        "icon": {
          "width": 16,
          "height": 16,
          "url": "/maps/icon.png"
        },
        "name": {
          "value": "My Web Item"
        },
        "key": "web-item-example"
      }
    ]
  }
}

Properties

key

Type
string
Required
Yes
Description

A key to identify this module.

This key must be unique relative to the add on, with the exception of Confluence macros: Their keys need to be globally unique.

Keys must only contain alphanumeric characters and dashes.

The key is used to generate the url to your add-on's module. The url is generated as a combination of your add-on key and module key. For example, an add-on which looks like:

{
    "key": "my-addon",
    "modules": {
        "configurePage": {
            "key": "configure-me",
        }
    }
}

Will have a configuration page module with a URL of /plugins/servlet/ac/my-addon/configure-me.

location

Type
string
Required
Yes
Description

The location in the application interface where the web item should appear. For the Atlassian application interface, a location is something like the coordinates on a map. It points to a particular drop-down menu or navigation list in the UI.

Places in the Atlassian UI are identified by what are known as "well-known locations". For example, the system.admin/globalsettings location is in the administrative menu on the left side of the Administration Console.

Product location documentation:

name

Required
Yes
Description

A human readable name.

conditions

Description

Conditions can be added to display only when all the given conditions are true.

context

Type
string
Defaults to
addon
Allowed values
  • page
  • PAGE
  • addon
  • ADDON
  • product
  • PRODUCT
  • Description

    The context for the URL parameter, if the URL is specified as a relative (not absolute) URL.

    This context can be either addon, which renders the URL relative to the add-on's base URL, page which targets a page module by specifying the page's module key as the url or product, which renders the URL relative to the product's base URL.

    icon

    Type
    Description

    An optional icon to display with the link text or as the link, specified by URL to its hosted location. You can specify a particular width and height for the icon. Most link icons in Atlassian applications are 16 by 16 pixels.

    params

    Type
    object
    Description

    This object represents a map of key/value pairs, where each property name and value corresponds to the parameter name and value respectively.

    Example

    {
      "params": {
        "someOtherProperty": "someValue",
        "myCustomProperty": "myValue"
      }
    }
    

    styleClasses

    Type
    string, … ]
    Description

    Specifies custom styles for the web item target page, if desired. By default, the web item content gets styled in the default style of the target application. It must only contain alphanumeric characters, dashes, underscores and must only start with alpha characters or underscores.

    target

    Description

    Defines the behaviour when the item is triggered. If omitted, the url behaves as a regular hyperlink.

    tooltip

    Description

    The internationalised text to be used in the link's tooltip.

    url

    Type
    string

    uri-template
    Description

    Specifies the URL targeted by the web item. The URL can be absolute or relative to either the product URL or the add-on's base URL, depending on the context attribute.

    This field is required if the target of the item is not a Dialog Module.

    Your add-on can receive additional context from the application by using variable tokens in the URL attribute.

    weight

    Type
    integer
    Defaults to
    100
    Description

    Determines the order in which the web item appears in the menu or list.

    The "lightest" weight (i.e., lowest number) appears first, rising relative to other items, while the "heaviest" weights sink to the bottom of the menu or list.

    Built-in web items have weights that are incremented by numbers that leave room for additional items, such as by 10 or 100. Be mindful of the weight you choose for your item, so that it appears in a sensible order given existing items.