Creating Space In Confluence.

Hello friends,

Welcome to my tutorial. This tutorial is for the confluence users.

Confluence is a web-based corporate wiki written in Java and mainly used in corporate environments. It is developed and marketed by Atlassian. Confluence is sold as either on-premises software or as a hosted solution. Confluence allows the information from one team or department to be shared with all other teams and departments within the particular organization. Confluence is used for intranets, knowledge management and documentation.

Just like in Jira we create our personal projects, here in confluence we can have our own space. This space allows us to save different information on a same platform. We can share the space with other people if we want to or we can restrict certain pages that needed to be hidden from other users.

Content in Confluence is organised into spaces. A space is where your pages live, where your news is posted, and where your mail is archived. Permissions determine who can view or contribute to the content of a space.There is no limit to how many spaces you can create.It also provides various security tools that we may discuss in later tutorials. But for now we will learn how to create a space of our own on confluence.

First of all the user is needed to have the administrators rights to create the space, unless he is the confluence-admin he cant create the space. Now following are the steps to create the space on confluence dashboard.

Step 1) Open the browser window and browse to confluence Dashboard page.

Step 2) Now click the link create a space on the toolbar as shown in above image.  Once you click that link another page will be displayed, that may look like this-

Step 3) Once you click on OK button, the space will be created. It May look like as follows.

Step 4) Now here is your space, with this you can add various things onto your space such as pages, news etc. For that goto the top right corner of the window. There you will get various options.

Step 5) To add new page move the mouse to Add button and a drop down will open, then select Page.

Step 6) Once you click the Page, a new window will be opened and it will prompt you for the name of the new page. Along with that a Edit box will be there, there we have to add the macros. Now I will discuss macros in later blogs.

Step 7) Similarly you can edit the pages you added even after you added them. For editing you have to go to Edit link and put the contents in it. In this way a simple space can be created on Confluence.

Hope this will help you.

Thanks,

Nikhil Naoghare.