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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
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Collaborating with other people

Confluence is a great tool for collaboration, but how do you use Confluence to collaborate with others? Imagine that you just wrote a great post, and you want somebody to review it before publishing it, or you just had a meeting and want some people to take actions based on that meeting.

The most important thing for collaboration is the availability of content, and in Confluence all the content is, by default, available for all the users. The next thing is to get people involved, and Confluence offers us several methods for doing exactly that.


Mentions are a great way of getting people to participate in building useful and relevant content. You can mention a person in a special way that will trigger Confluence to send that person a notification. This is called an @mention. The @mention notifications work on pages, blog posts, and comments.

Confluence will send an e-mail message to users letting them know that they have been mentioned in that page. This...