By Robbie Lee | December 26, 2014
Looking for guidance on basic Confluence functionality? Take a look at some of the most common tasks.
Create a PageConfluence simplifies page creation. With an easy-to-access Create button, you can create a blank page, a blog post, or a page from one of the built-in templates.
Organize PagesConfluence organizes content into pages that live within spaces. This structure is similar to a file system in an operating system where pages exist in a hierarchy.
As you create pages, you may need to change their order. You can do so by dragging and dropping them when viewing the page hierarchy. You can also move a page while viewing it.
Once you initiate a page edit, a rich-text editor opens. From here you enter and format text. Generic formatting options include:
- font properties
- ordered lists
You can also insert tables, tasks, links, attachments, images and macros.
As you explore, you'll discover many other features in the editor.
You can upload files from your computer to a Confluence page. Once attached, you can:
- add text that links to a file
- show a list of page attachments
- insert content from a file into the page
Insert Content from an AttachmentAfter uploading image or office files, you can insert them as page content. Confluence can display Microsoft Office (97-2013) and Adobe Acrobat files. File types include:
- .doc and .docx
- .xls and .xlsx
- .ppt and .pptx
- .bmp (depending on browser support)
Copy a Page
You can easily copy pages. When doing so, be mindful of any pages in the destination space that have the same title as your copy.
Restore Previous Page Version
An important function of Confluence is page versioning. This feature is key for content collaboration. When multiple users have the ability to edit a page, the need to restore a previous version increases.
Restrict a Page
As you develop content, you may need to restrict certain pages within a space. The content may relate to a particular group or exist for personal use only. Restrictions involve limiting who can view or edit the page.
Delete and Restore a Page
If your space administrator has granted you permission, you can delete pages within a space. Don't worry though. Your administrator can restore these pages as long as the space exists.
Monitor Orphaned Pages
As you delete or move pages, you may accidentally create orphaned pages. How do pages become orphaned? Two ways occur most often:
- You delete a parent page and the children no longer have a home.
- You move a page and do not select a parent page.
Luckily, you can easily define a parent page for orphaned pages.