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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

Shortcut links

Shortcut links provide a quick way of linking to resources that you use often, for example, a link to a Google search. Shortcut links need to be configured by a Confluence Administrator before users can use them.

Creating a shortcut link

If you search for a book on the Packt Publishing website, the URL will look like If you create a shortcut for this search with the key packt, every time a user needs to visit the website they can just type [terms@packt] and Confluence will link to

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

  2. Select Shortcut Link from the left-hand side menu.

  3. Enter a key for you shortcut value. In our case, we will use packt.

  4. Enter the Expanded Value: You can use %s in the URL to specify where the term needs to be inserted. If there is no %s in the URL, the term is put at the end.

  5. Enter a Default Alias. This is the text of...