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Most organizations will want a more visually appealing starting page than Confluence's default landing page, and will want to configure a designed home page.

It's the first look...the starting point...the landing page. Your site's home page is important, as it sets the look, feel, and tone for your users. Most organizations will want a more visually appealing starting page than Confluence's default landing page. Designing and configuring a custom home page is easy with Theme Press.

When Atlassian Confluence and Theme Press are first installed, the default starting page (Confluence calls it the "site homepage") is the Confluence Dashboard. See the Atlassian documentation for information on how to configure a site homepage.

Any page in your site can be designated as the homepage. You will need to know the space key of that page.

Site Home Space

The site homepage lives within a Confluence space. You may need to create this space when you configure your site. See this Atlassian documentation for information on how to create a space.

Home Page Style and Content

Site Administrators will often work directly with designers and other stakeholders to build out the Home Page. There are usually both design and content considerations that will be considered for the Home Page, especially if the site is a public one.

 

As a common best practice for Brikit's design implementations, we set the Site Homepage (in the Further Configuration admin screen) to point to a space that we create (often using the Clean layout for maximum design flexibility). This allows complete control over the contents of the landing page, which works great for business users, while leaving the Confluence Dashboard intact so more technical/advanced Confluence users can still access it when needed.

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