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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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Advanced customizing

Changing the look and feel of Confluence, using themes and color schemes isn't always enough. If you want to go a bit further by changing the appearance of Confluence, or you want to add some extra functionality to the layout, these more advanced topics might interest you.

The default space content

Whenever you create a new space, the first page of that space always has the same content. As a Confluence Administrator, you can change this default space content to contain any other content you like.

To change the default content of a global space, perform the following steps:

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

  2. Select Global Templates from the left-hand side menu.

  3. Under the section System Templates, click on the Edit link below the Default Space Content text.

  4. Create the content you want to appear on the home page of new spaces. You can also use variables within the content.

    • $spacekey: This will be replaced with the new space key.

    • $spacename...