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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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The Confluence dashboard

The first time you log in to Confluence you will see the dashboard. The Confluence dashboard will give the user a quick indication of the content that has changed recently. From the dashboard, users can navigate to spaces or sections within Confluence.

The Confluence home page

The default entry page of Confluence is the dashboard, but as a Confluence Administrator you can change this to any space home page you prefer. Keep in mind that the space must be accessible for all your users and if your Confluence installation allows anonymous access, the space should also be allowed to be viewed by anonymous users.

To change the default home page, perform the following steps:

  1. Browse to the Administration Console (Administration | Confluence Admin).

  2. Select General Configuration from the left-hand side menu.

  3. Click on the Edit link at the top-left corner.

  4. Select a space from the drop-down menu next to Site Homepage.

  5. Click on Save to save the change.

Users can also change their personal...