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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


In this chapter we have learned where we can find add-ons to add new features to Confluence so it will fit all of your needs. The Atlassian Marketplace is a vibrant place, and more and more add-ons are added every day. Browsing through it can be done with ease from within Confluence.

Content is everything, and everything is content, in Confluence. Under normal circumstances, indexing that content works fine, but in some cases we have to help Confluence. We learned about content indexing and how to maintain it if needed.

With application links, it is possible to integrate Confluence with other tools to create a real suite of products. Application links make it possible to get different content from different tools all in one single application. With Application Navigator, it's also very easy to switch between the various tools.

Last but not least, we learned how to get support if we are stuck. There are many online resources available, and the Atlassian Support and experts are there...