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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

Accessing the content

So far, all content we have created can be viewed and edited by anyone who has access to Confluence, and even without logging in if you're enabled an anonymous login. When your company's information and documentation is in Confluence, allowing anyone to view or edit them might not be the best security setting.

Confluence gives you all the tools to make your installation as open or as closed as you would like it to be. While we go over the options and how to enable them, please keep the following points in mind:

  • Confluence is a tool for communication and collaboration; allowing your users to view and edit as much content as possible. This will help you getting the most out of the transparent knowledge exchange in your organization.

    So, restrict a space or page only if you have a good reason for doing so.

  • Confluence keeps track of every change made to a page or blog post. This makes it easy to see who changed what and, if required, revert the content to a previously saved...