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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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Content indexing

Everything stored within Confluence is considered to be content. To be able to search this content, it needs to be indexed first. Confluence Administrators can adjust the behavior of the indexes and Confluence search.

Content is not directly added to the index. New and modified content is placed in a queue and the queue is processed once every minute.

Rebuilding the indexes

Normally the content indexes are maintained automatically, but you may need to rebuild the indexes manually under the following circumstances:

  • Created content doesn't appear in "Recently Updated" or the search results

  • The Did You Mean feature is not working

  • After a Confluence upgrade, if mentioned in the upgrade release notes

  • If you changed the indexing language

To rebuild a content index, perform the following steps:

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

  2. Choose Content Indexing in the left-hand side menu.

    This will display both Search Indexes and the current status:

  3. Click on the...