Universal Wiki Converter (UWC) is a Java tool used to convert various wikis into Confluence format. No need to fork it, ask for access!

Clone this repo:


  1. 034885c From the MoinMoin user files, parse the "original name" (moin username) from by Johan Corveleyn · 4 years, 2 months ago master
  2. 5b0b985 Add MoinUserLinkConverter. Converts links to MoinMoin users (WikiNames to user by Johan Corveleyn · 4 years, 5 months ago
  3. 983b44f MoinInfoConverter: Set the revcomment as versionComment on the page; Parse by Johan Corveleyn · 5 years ago
  4. 39f4398 MoinListConverter: Various fixes for better conversion of lists. by Johan Corveleyn · 5 years ago
  5. 0b55eb7 MoinMoinAttachmentConverter: Fix handling of attachments or inline images with by Johan Corveleyn · 5 years ago

Universal Wiki Converter readme.txt file

To build the UWC use ANT (http://ant.apache.org/):

  • cd devel (the devel dir.)
  • ant (the default target will build the UWC under

Note: you do not need to build the UWC to run it; only if you're doing development work with it.

To run the newly built UWC

  • cd target/uwc/
  • chmod a+x *sh
  • ./run_uwc_devel.sh

using Maven

mvn install:install-file -DgroupId=com.atlassian.confluence \
                           -DartifactId=confluence-xmlrpc \
                           -Dversion=5.2.0 \
                           -Dfile=lib/confluence-xmlrpc-wrapper-v5.2.0.jar \
mvn install:install-file -DgroupId=net.antonioshome.swing \
                           -DartifactId=treewrapper \
                           -Dversion= \
                           -Dfile=lib/treewrapper.jar \
mvn install:install-file -DgroupId=org.jvnet.substance \
                           -DartifactId=substance \
                           -Dversion=2.3final \
                           -Dfile=lib/substance.jar \


More details and documentation is here: https://migrations.atlassian.net/wiki/display/UWC/Universal+Wiki+Converter


This code is open source and is up to date with Atlassian's latest storage format of Atlassian Confluence (introduced in Confluence 4). We successfully use/run the UWC for Confluence 5.X releases, however, there are many flavors and versions of MIGRATE_FROM wikis.

As such, we feel it is accurate to say that this is “a tool”, yet not always the end-to-end solution or silver bullet. Wiki formats are varied, and so please understand that the UWC will get you further along, but there may be post-processing, additional scripting, username database merging, or other things required to assist in the process.

Please refer to the Wiki Migration Checklist (http://www.appfusions.com/display/Dashboard/Wiki+Migration+Checklist) to educate yourself on what is invoived in a migration. The checklist is not to suggest that all content elements are problematic. They aren't. But some are, and not always the same between different flavors of wikis that are being migrated from.

We do provide paid ongoing small and big support for migrations, depending on needs. Email us at info@appfusions.com and let us know what you are trying to do and we can see if we can help you! We have many client references too.