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Editing

An Edit tab will appear next to the View tab after you login. In addition, Browse Space, Add Page and Add News links will appear to the right. You may click the edit tab for this page to see its code, but please don't make changes.

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Add News creates a blog entry for a page, which is just a running list of news items or journal entries.

Linking

Link to New Wiki Page
To create a new page, simply type it's name between brackets like...

Code Block

[newpagetitle]

which gets rendered as a red linklike this newpagetitle ...which you click to create the page. Alternatively, you can click the Add Page link in the top right of the screen and then add a link to that page from any page you want.

Link to an Existing Wiki Page
To link to an existing wiki page, simply type...

Code Block

[pagetitle]

...which gets rendered as a link like this pagetitle.

Link to External Site
Type the name of the site followed by the | character and the URL like this...

Code Block

[NSF|http://www.nsf.gov]

...which renders like this NSF.

Link to User
Link to a Confluence user's profile or home page by typing...

Code Block

[~username]

...which renders like this Markus Stobbs.

Link to Child Pages
To link to all the children of a page, type...

Code Block

{children:all=true}

...which renders like this.

Children Display
alltrue

Link to Attachments
You can always click the Attachments tab to see all attachments to a page, but if you want to list them inline in your page, use the attachments tag...

Code Block

{attachments}

...which renders like this.

Attachments

Automatic Index
To create an automatic index of links to pages in your wiki that are alphabetical and cross-referenced, type...

Code Block

{index}

...which renders like this index.

Lists

Confluence supports a variety of lists. The following code...

Code Block

- simple list (use -- symbol)
- item 2

* bulleted list (use * symbol)
** bullet indent (use **)

# numbered list (use # symbol)
# numbered
## numbered indented (use ##)

...renders as this.

  • simple list (use - symbol)
  • item 2
  • bulleted list (use * symbol)
    • bullet indent (use **)
  1. numbered list (use # symbol)
  2. numbered
    1. numbered indented (use ##)

Images, Movies and Animations

Use images and other media inline on your pages by attaching them to the page and then referencing them using proper Confluence notation. The tags below are organized into a table for layout purposes.

Inline thumbnail image

Movie

!MesaAurora.jpg|thumbnail!

!fire_whirls_256k_S.mov|width=200,height=160!

Multimedia
namefire_whirls_256k_S.mov
width20032
height16032

Photo Gallery

{gallery:|title=Photo Gallery}

Gallery
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titlePhoto Gallery

Plugins

Confluence has a very active community of developers who extend Confluence's functionality with plugins. Here are a few that we have installed.

Section
Column
Wiki Markup
{code}
{dynamictasklist:thingsToDo}
{code}
{dynamictasklist:thingsToDo}

{code}
{latex}
\( F = G \frac{m_1 m_2}{r^2} \)
{latex}
{code}

{latex}
\( F = G \frac{m_1 m_2}{r^2} \)
{latex}

Column
Code Block

{chart:type=line|title=Chart of Temperatures in Brisbane|yLabel=Celcius
|dataDisplay=true|dataOrientation=vertical}
|| Month || Min || Max ||
| January | 31.3 | 37.5 |
| February | 26.8 | 32.7 |
| March | 25.1 | 28 |
| April | 18.7 | 25.3 |
{chart}
Chart
dataDisplaytrue
typeline
titleChart of Temperatures in Brisbane
dataOrientationvertical
yLabelCelcius

Month

Min

Max

January

31.3

37.5

February

26.8

32.7

March

25.1

28

April

18.7

25.3

Templates

Templates enable Space Administrators to define structured pages so that when editors add a new page, they will be presented with a form to fill out the content of the page. To try a template, click Add Page and click the link to create a page from a template. Select the template you want and proceed to fill out its variables. To create templates, click Browse Space and click to the Advanced tab. If you have Space Admin privileges you will see a Templates link.


Blogs

Confluence has a blog built into each wiki. To create a blog entry, click the Add News link in the upper right of the screen. Click Browse Space and then click the News tab to see blog entries. If you prefer, you can show blog entries inline on any page using the blog tag...

Code Block

{blog-posts:5|content=titles}

...which renders like this.

Blog Posts
3
3

Notes

Confluence supports numerous macros for easily making notes stand out to users. Here are some examples. Edit this page to see the simple code behind them.

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Panel
borderColor#ccc
bgColor#FFFFCE
titleBGColor#EEEEEE
titlePanel
borderStylesolid

Panels are useful for sidebars or related information

Code Examples

Code examples are a snap with the {code} tag. Java is the default code type, but you can specify JavaScript, ActionScript, XML, HTML and SQL too, and source code formatters will color and properly indent your code.

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Code Block
xml
xml
<item>
  <parameter tag="attribute"/>
</item>

Administration

For security reasons, this playground wiki does not provide access to Confluence's administration features. At your request, we can make you a space administrator so that you can set permissions and other parameters for a space you manage. Below are screenshots (click thumbnail image to expand) of space administrator screens as well as a global Confluence administration screen (which only the WEG team has access to) so that you can get a feel for how configurable Confluence is. Here, layout is accomplished using sections and columns which is an alternative to tables.

Code Block

{section}

{column}
!Picture 1.png|thumbnail!
Space Administration screen (Space owner)
{column}

{column}
!Picture 2.png|thumbnail!
Confluence Administration screen (WEG staff)
{column}

{section}
Section
Column


Space Administration screen (Space owner)

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Confluence Administration screen (WEG staff)

Import & Export

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Column

Import text files

If you choose to initially populate your space with existing text files, you will need to zip or tar your files and send them to webmaster@ucar.edu for import into your space. The files need to reside on the Confluence server in order to be imported.

HTML files

Confluence will render HTML on a page if it is surrounded by {html} tags. Please limit your HTML code to simple HTML and CSS display of content and avoid cross-site scripting.

Code Block
htmltitleembedded HTML example

{html}
<table>
  <tr>
    <td>Firstname</td>
    <td>Lasname</td>
  </tr>
</table>
{html}

Import other wikis

Confluence has a Universal Wiki Converter which supports conversion of numerous other wikis into Confluence. The WEG is currently extending the UWC codebase to support Swiki conversion.

Export as PDF, HTML or XML

Confluence can export your entire space as a PDF, HTML website, or in XML. This feature is available by clicking Browse Space and then the Advanced tab.

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Import text files


Export space as PDF, HTML or XML

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