Demonstration Space : Tutorial (all on one page)
The image below gives an overview of the menus in Confluence. The menus give you access to all the available actions on your Confluence site.
Menu or option
The 'Browse' menu gives access to wiki content such as pages, news items, etc, and allows you to browse the People Directory. If you are an administrator, the space and site administration options appear here too.
After you have logged in, your name will appear at top right of the screen. The 'User' menu appears when your cursor hovers over your name. The menu allows you to log out, access your user profile or view your editing history, personal labels and page watches. You can also retrieve drafts of pages you are editing.
Type into this box and press 'Enter' to search.
The 'Edit' button allows you to edit the page.
The 'Add' menu allows you to add things to a page or space.
The 'Tools' menu contains miscellaneous actions relating to the page.
This line shows labels (or tags) attached to the current page.
If your Confluence administrator has customised your Confluence site, then the menus may appear in different positions from those shown here.
Now that you have seen how the menus work, you are ready to start creating content in Confluence. Let's begin by adding a new space.
What is a space?A space is an area within Confluence, containing your wiki pages. You can think of each space as a sub-site, or mini-site, each with its own home page. You are looking at a space right now, called the Demonstration Space.
Now you will create a page in your new space. Hint: Perform these instructions in the new browser window which you opened previously. (See Creating a space).
This tutorial introduces you to the Confluence Rich Text editor, which is similar to text editors you may have used in other software programs. Alternatively, you can choose to use Wiki Markup (a simple content-formatting language, known as Confluence Notation). A quick notation guide, Notation Help, appears at the right of the screen when you choose the 'Wiki Markup' edit tab. You can then click the 'full notation guide' link to view the full Notation Guide. For more information about Confluence Notation, please see the documentation.
In the previous step, you created a page with some sample content. Now you will edit the page you have created and add some more content.
These instructions assume that you are using the Rich Text Editor.
Now you will use the Dashboard to navigate to the new page and the new space that you created in previous steps of this tutorial.
The Dashboard is the home page of your Confluence wiki. The Dashboard contains a list of all the spaces within your wiki, as well as a list of recently updated content.
Now you will change your Confluence 'Full Name' (that is, the name by which you are known to other Confluence users) and profile picture (that is, the picture by which you are known to other Confluence users).
Your user profile contains your user details (e.g. your name, your picture and your password) and your Confluence user preferences (e.g. time zone and email format). For more information about updating your user profile, please see the documentation.
Now you will add a comment to the page that you previously created. (See Creating a page.)
Posting comments in Confluence allows you and your colleagues to hold discussions within your wiki. You can often use the wiki instead of email, for example.
Now you will create a news item in your new space. Hint: Perform these instructions in the new browser window which you opened previously. (See Creating a space).
What is a news item?Confluence news items are special pages found in the 'news' section of each space. They can be announcements, journal entries, status reports or any other timely information you would categorise as news. News items are also known as 'blog posts'.
Document generated by Confluence on Jul 29, 2009 13:31