Graphity for Confluence

Graphity® for Confluence is a powerful diagramming plugin for Atlassian Confluence.

Graphity is the evolution of yEd, one of the most popular graph/diagramming/network editors with over 1,000,000 users worldwide.

It enables you to quickly embed, generate, edit, and store high-quality renderings of flowcharts, network graphs, UML class diagrams, and other diagrams directly inside Confluence – without external tools or storage needed.

Learn more about Graphity:

You can try the full editor application with the entire feature set for free on

Confluence Integration

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Add Diagrams from any Page

Graphity for Confluence uses a Confluence macro to make it easy to create and edit diagrams.

Simply use the "Add Graphity Diagram" menu option from any page.

Edit Diagrams in the Browser

Create and edit diagrams right in the browser using the yEd Live editor.
Alternatively import yEd GraphML files directly into the editor.

Learn more about the editor's features below.

Store Diagrams as Attachments

Diagrams are stored on the wiki, as attachments to the pages from which they are created.

No Extra Administration

Confluence takes care of versioning and user permissions. Moreover, all safety precautions such as backups or network security for your Confluence wiki also apply to Graphity for Confluence.

Editor Features

See the plugin's editor features live in yEd Live, on which it is based.

Intuitive User Interface

Editing diagrams in Graphity for Confluence feels intuitive and comfortable thanks to:

  • Menus, toolbars, and keyboard shortcuts that provide easy access to functions
  • Clipboard operations and extensive undo
  • Easy label placement for symbols and connections
  • Flexible customization options for fonts, colors, backgrounds, and positions

UML class diagrams
Ready-to-use Diagram Elements

The editor comes with a large palette of symbols to meet a wide variety of diagramming needs including:

  • flowcharts
  • business process modeling with BPMN 2.0 symbols
  • database modeling with support for Crow's Foot connections
  • UML
  • people and computer networking themes
  • standard shapes

All symbols and connections can be customized to match your exact needs.

Various customizations
Automatic Layout

Graphity for Confluence can be used to automatically lay out complex graph structures. A variety of layout styles provides optimal results for diverse application areas.

  • Hierarchical: Emphasizes the direction of the main flow in hierarchic diagrams such as flowcharts or business process modeling diagrams.
  • Organic: Emphasizes groupings and symmetries, ideally suited for network structures.
  • Orthogonal: Produces clear diagrams with orthogonal connections with minimal number of crossings. Suited for data base modeling, software engineering, or UML diagrams.
  • Circular: Emphasizes ring and star topologies in networks. Ideally suited for network management and network visualization in general.
  • Tree: Ideally suited for tree-like structures such as genealogies, directories, or organization charts.
  • Radial: Arranges the nodes on concentric circles ideally for graph with tree-like structures.
  • Series-parallel: Specializes in the layout of series-parallel graphs or of general graphs by temporarily transforming them into a series-parallel structure.

In addition, edge routers allow users to optimize connections without altering symbols:

  • Orthogonal: Routes connections orthogonally with a minimal number of crossings and bends.
  • Organic: Routes connections around symbols so that they don't overlap.
  • Bus: Routes connections in an orthogonal bus-style.


Grouping helps to simplify complex diagrams. Use grouping to unify several elements as a single symbol that can be collapsed and expanded like a folder.

Tooltips and Links

Attach additional details to symbols and connections via descriptive tooltips and functional URL links.

Technical Details

Graphity for Confluence is a plugin for the Atlassian Confluence enterprise wiki platform. It uses the Confluence plugin interface to store and render diagram data and images.

The in-browser editor is based on our web editor yEd Live which itself is based on the yFiles for HTML library for displaying and editing diagrams.

Graphity for Confluence calculates automatic layouts on the client.

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