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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
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Chapter 7. Customizing Confluence

If you are trying to introduce Confluence to your company, using your company branding and logo can go a long way. In this chapter, we are going to look at different ways to customize the look and feel of Confluence and methods to modify the user experience.

We will learn how relatively easy it is to customize Confluence to your needs. Even when those features aren't enough for your liking, Confluence gives you more advanced options to change the layout and style.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Changing the landing page and altering the dashboard

  • Selecting the theme for your instance or space

  • Applying your company branding to Confluence

  • Adding custom HTML and stylesheets

  • Altering the default Confluence layouts