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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

Adding global spaces

Before we can add any content to Confluence, we need to have a space to put it in. In this exercise we will create two spaces, which we will use for the rest of this book.

For setting up a new global space, the Create Space permission is required.

To add a new global space, perform the following steps:

  1. Go to the Confluence dashboard and click on Create Space located at the top right of the dashboard. The Create Space dialog appears as shown in the following screenshot.

  2. Enter the following information to create the first space:

    • Space name: The name for the space. This name doesn't need to be unique. Use the name Project Documentation.

    • Space key: A key to identify your space. The key can only contain characters and numbers, nothing else. This key is used when linking content between spaces, web URL, and for reports. For our Project Documentation space we use DOC. Space keys must be unique.

    • Make this space private: Checking this box will make sure the space is only visible...