The Tasks Popup allows you to keep track of the tasks associated with the workflow, and edit, assign and complete them.
Note: If there's a small blue dot on the icon next to the Tasks link, or next to the task in the Tasks Popup, it means you are assigned to the task.
Tasks are usually added by the workflow. However, if the current workflow state is "taskable", you can create your own tasks.
Working with tasks
See the following guides to learn more:
Workflow tasks vs. Confluence tasks
Workflow tasks share many similarities with Confluence tasks:
- They have caption that explains what needs doing
- They can be assigned to someone (using an @mention while creating the task, or by assigning someone to an existing task)
- They can have a due date
However, there are some important differences:
- Workflow tasks are separate from the content, so you don't need to put the task in the wiki page or blog post
- They can have a description to provide additional detail about the task
- They create internal Events, which can be used to TriggerActions, such as causing a state transition when all tasks are completed
- They can be interlinked with the workflow; for example, a content review can be blocked until tasks are completed
- The notifications associated with them can be customised to the requirements of the workflow
Workflow Authoring Guide: