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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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Look and feel

The look and feel of Confluence can be customized on both global level and space level. Any changes made on a global level will be applied as the default settings for all spaces.

A Space Administrator can choose to use a different theme than the global look and feel. When a Space Administrator selects a different theme, the default settings and theme are no longer applied to that space. This also means that settings in a space are not updated if the global settings are updated.

In this section, we will cover some basic look and feel changes, such as changing the logo and color-scheme of your Confluence instance. It is also possible to change some of the Confluence layouts; this is covered in the Advanced customizing section.

Confluence logo

The Confluence logo is the logo that is displayed on the navigation bar in Confluence. This can easily be changed to your company logo.

To change the global logo, perform the following steps:

  1. Browse to the Administration Console (Administration...