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Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials

By : Stefan Kohler
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Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials

By: Stefan Kohler

Overview of this book

Every idea, concept, and project needs documentation, which is traditionally kept in a variety of documents on different devices. Confluence 5 centralizes that documentation and provides it in one single location, available from almost any device and location. Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials is a practical, hands-on guide explaining not only how to install and administrate Confluence, but also everything you need to create, share, and collaborate on your documentation. This book will give you everything you need to get started with Confluence. Before you can start creating content, Confluence needs to be available. That is exactly where we start with this book; installing Confluence. Through a number of clear, practical exercises you will go from installation and administration, to creating content and involving your teammates. This book will teach you how to quickly create compelling content. You will learn how to involve your teammates in the process, using the Confluence workbox and share features. You will learn how Confluence can be customized with regards to look and feel, extra functionality, and integration with other tools, so that there is nothing in your way when you want to introduce Confluence 5 within your organisation. If you need to develop better collaboration on mission critical projects, then this book is for you!
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Plugin module types

An Atlassian plugin can specify one or more plugin modules to affect the underlying Atlassian applications. Plugin modules are elements you can add to your plugin and which will be translated by the SDK and the application architecture to something Confluence understands.

We already used the xhtml-macro and web-resource modules in our first plugin, but there are many more.

Generic module types

These are module types that are available in every application, not just Confluence. If you are building a plugin for multiple applications, stick to only these types.

Module type



Adds components to the component system for reuse and autowiring. Think of your own services.


Imports components from other add-ons so that they are available in your own add-on.


Adds new plugin modules to the plugin framework. Useful when building for, or on top of other add-ons.


Enables you to create custom URL schemes...