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Atlassian Confluence 5 Essentials

Stefan Kohler

Centralize all your organization’s documentation in one place using Confluence. From installation to using add-ons, this is a complete, user-friendly tutorial that assumes virtually no prior knowledge.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849689526
Paperback334 pages

About This Book

  • Create and manage project documentation with Confluence
  • Share and collaborate on documentation between departments and teams
  • Install, configure, manage, and extend Confluence

Who This Book Is For

If you just started with Confluence, as a user or administrator, this book will give you a running start and teach you everything you need to know. This book will also appeal to veteran users as it will give you new insights and tricks for how to use Confluence even more efficiently. All you need to get started with this book is some basic knowledge on how to use an Internet browser. As an administrator, you will need some basic knowledge about your organization’s standard operating environment to install Confluence.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Confluence
Understanding the architecture
Installation options
Installing Confluence
Starting Confluence
Chapter 2: User Management
Understanding authentication
Adding users
Managing groups
Administrating users
Public signup
External user directories
Chapter 3: Creating Content
The basic concepts
Adding global spaces
Adding pages
The Confluence editor
Adding content
Working with content history
Importing content
Exporting content
Chapter 4: Managing Content
Organizing your spaces
Using Confluence labels
Tracking content
Searching Confluence
Chapter 5: Collaborating in Confluence
Collaborating with other people
Working with notifications
Working with tasks
Confluence on your mobile device
Chapter 6: Securing Your Content
Accessing the content
Confluence security
Chapter 7: Customizing Confluence
The Confluence dashboard
Look and feel
Advanced customizing
Chapter 8: Advanced Confluence
User Macros
The Page Properties macro
Shortcut links
Chapter 9: General Administration
Working with add-ons
Content indexing
Application links
Using Application Navigator
Getting support
Chapter 10: Extending Confluence
The Atlassian Plugin SDK
Building your first plugin
Plugin module types
Online resources

What You Will Learn

  • Install and configure Confluence 5 correctly and efficiently
  • Control access to Confluence, securing your company’s valuable information and keeping it private
  • Create compelling and engaging content that’s well organized and easy to find
  • Share content effectively between and across teams for better collaboration
  • Use tasks and mentions to involve other people in Confluence and your process
  • Best practices for installing, configuring, running, and extending Confluence
  • Customize Confluence to make it look and feel a part of your organisation
  • Extend Confluence with add-ons to add extra functionality and integration

In Detail

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!


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