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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

Working with notifications

One of the features of the Confluence workbox is getting all your notifications in one single location. The aim of the Workbox is to alleviate time-waste by context switching between e-mail, Confluence, and other tools. The workbox displays all notifications collected from Confluence page watches, shares, mentions, and tasks. If Confluence is linked to JIRA, Atlassian's issue tracking system, you will also see JIRA notifications in your workbox. The workbox also displays personal tasks, which are explained in the next section.

Managing your notifications

From the workbox you can use the inline actions to reply to comments, or like and watch comments and pages. Follow the link in a notification to open the related content.

You can't delete notifications yourself. Notifications that you have already read are automatically deleted after two weeks and unread notifications after four weeks.


The workbox is not available in clustered Confluence environments. The feature...