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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

The basic concepts

Before we start creating content in Confluence, we need to have a basic understanding of the concepts used within Confluence.


To organize content in Confluence we use spaces, which come in two types. A space is an area within Confluence, containing your pages. Spaces can be thought of as a subsites or a containers, with their own page structure and home page.

Global spaces are areas that define your Confluence structure. For example, you may want to separate areas based on team, department, or topic.

Personal spaces belong to specific users. Personal spaces can be set to be kept private or open, for every user to see and edit. Personal spaces can be used for personal information such as blog posts, bookmarks, and attachments. Administrators can choose to disable personal spaces altogether.

Each space has space-specific content (pages, blog posts, and so on) and space-specific permissions. The space content can be exported individually.

There is no limit for the number...