Every Confluence Master must build a foundation.
- Confluence's content structure
- Navigating the Confluence Dashboard
- Creating Spaces and setting Permisisons
- And adding pages to your spaces
Confluence's Content Structure
At the root of Confluence is the Dashboard which you can think of as your information portal. All content stems from the Dashboard. You can create unlimited and independently managed Spaces that function autonomously with their own Space Administrator, security permissions and theme.
Each space can have unlimited parent and child pages organised in a simple page hierarchy - the paternal terminology simply indicates that parent pages are higher on the page hierarchy than child pages, and child pages are typically related sub-topics of parent pages.
Navigating the Global Dashboard
The Global Dashboard is your landing page when you log into Confluence and your information portal for discovering and managing your content. It provides an overview of the site, access to all spaces to which you have 'view' permission, and displays a list of the most recently updated content within them.
Breadcrumbs: Your Point of Reference
The breadcrumbs of a page display its location in the content hierarchy of Confluence. They trace the path from the current page back to the dashboard allowing easy navigation up and down the page hierarchy.
Add a Space
You can create unlimited and independently managed Spaces that function autonomously with their own Space Administrator, security permissions and theme.
Documentation: Setting up a New Global Space
Managing Your Space's Themes
Themes allow you to personalise the 'look and feel' of Confluence. You can apply a theme to your entire Confluence site and to individual spaces. Choose a specific theme if you want to add new functionality or significantly alter the appearance of Confluence.
Documentation: Applying a Theme to a Space
Set Your Space Permissions
Every space has its own independent set of permissions. Space permissions can only be granted by a space administrator. A space administrator has permission to do anything in the space regardless of any other setting. Permissions can be assigned to any group, to any individual user in the Confluence-User group, and to users in the Anonymous group.
Add a Confluence Page
You can create a new page from almost anywhere within Confluence. Use the 'Add Page' Button in the top-right of the Dashboard, or visit the 'Add' Menu from any Confluence page. You can also easily move any page within a space's page hierarchy, or even within Confluence's greater content hierarchy so you are always in control of your content.