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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

Working with add-ons

Throughout the book we have been using a plain vanilla Confluence installation without any added features or functionalities. Add-ons are separately installed components that supplement or enhance functionality in Confluence. This can vary from a single feature such as a macro to something that could be a product on its own, such as the add-on "Team Calendars".

There are over 500 add-ons for Confluence available via the Atlassian Marketplace and more are being added. These add-ons can be downloaded, evaluated, and purchased via the Marketplace. The Marketplace can be access directly via the Internet or by making use of the Universal Plugin Manager, from within the Confluence Administration Console.


The term "add-on" and "plugin" are both being used to indicate extra functionality. While both terms are sometimes used interchangeably, they are not the same. A plugin is a type of add-on that can be added to Confluence and is developed using the Atlassian Plugin SDK. Not...