Working with Pages

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There are two methods of creating pages in Confluence:

  • Using the "Add Page" menu item
  • Clicking on an undefined link

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You can add links to pages that you intend to create at a later point. This type of a link is an undefined link and is indicated with a plus sign. Clicking on the link brings up the 'Add Page' screen. Follow the same steps outlined above to create the page. Here is an example of an undefined link:
When you are ready to create the page, just click on the link and the "Add Page" screen for a page titled: "Some New Page" will come up. Then just follow the instructions above.
Click here to view a video clip on creating the undefined link.
Click here to view a video clip on subsequently creating the page. 

Putting Content on Pages

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Content can be put on the page in two ways:

  • Using a simple markup language called "Wiki Markup"
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  • Using the built in Rich Text Editor which allows you to enter content as you would in a WORD document and apply formatting by clicking icons on a toolbar

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You can create links to and from any of the editable content on the site such as Pages in the same space, in another space, or outside Confluence, News items, Comments, User profiles or personal spaces, Mail messages and Attachments.

You can use a page URL (inside the same space, in another space, or outside Confluence), a page name (inside Confluence only) or a tiny link (found on the Info Page) to link to a Confluence page (see below).
 


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View linking to a page in the same space here.

View linking to a page in a difference space here.

View linking to a page by its name here.

Now let's see if they worked.

Why didn't that work? Because the page was in a different space. Confluence looked for the page in THIS space and did not find it...so it thought we wanted to create the page - as we discussed above.

Let's look at that for a page in the same space this time

Watching Pages

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At the top right of every Confluence page is an envelope icon. Image Modified If you click on this icon, Image Modified Confluence will email you every time a change is made to the page.

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Working with Pages

Renaming, Copying, Moving and Deleting Pages

Renaming Pages


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As with naming pages, the name of page must be unique within its own space. Once you rename a page, Confluence automatically updates all the links to and from the page.

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Copying Pages


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Moving Pages


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Deleting Pages


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Exporting Pages

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Confluence allows you to export all or portions of a site into HTMl, PDF or XML format.
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Page Families

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Pages in Confluence are organized into a hierarchy of parent and child pages. Pages in such a hierarchy are called a 'page family'. Page families are a simple but effective way of categorizing content and making navigation of your site easier by providing links forward and backwards through the page hierarchy.

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Viewing a Page's Family


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Managing pages

Page Information

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The 'Info' tab of a page displays:

  • Page Details:
    Title, author, date of creation, date of last modification and the tiny link of the page.
  • Page Hierarchy:
    Parent-child relationships of the page.
  • Page Permissions:
    Whether there are any page-level security restrictions that apply to the page.
  • Recent Changes:
    Links to the five most recent versions of the page along with the name of the editor and the date of modification.
  • View History:
    All the versions of the page in reverse chronological order, with an option to compare versions or to restore a previous version. Image Modified
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Page Restrictions

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Page restrictions allow you to control who can view or edit individual pages. You can set the page restrictions when editing a page, using menus below the text-entry box. Users can only view page or space content for which they (or a group they are in) have 'View' permission. Pages that a user does not have 'View' access to are referred to as 'inaccessible' pages.  

  • Viewing Restrictions
    • Setting viewing restrictions makes pages "invisible" to users who do not have permission to view the page
  • Editing Restrictions
    • Setting editing restrictions allows anyone with access to the space to "see" that the page exists, but prevents them from seeing or editing the content of the page
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Setting Viewing Restrictions


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You can search for a user by Colby username, first and last name, and email address.

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Setting Editing Restrictions

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