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I Don't Know If Confluence Is Right for Me


I'm looking for a CMS that will allow me to:

1. Arrange content in a taxonomy

2. Associate content with different levels of that taxonomy

3. Allow me to export content to multiple platforms in multiple formats

4. Make global changes to content as needed

So for example, I want to be able to export content in a format needed by book publishers, exam engines, web pages, learning management systems, etc.

Does this software do that? 

Thank you for your help, I honestly appreciate it.



Confluence is a wiki, its structure is built more freely than a fixed taxonomy, but it does have a load of stuff that does taxonomy-type things.

  1. Your space and page tree structure is entirely free, it's not rigidly limited to a taxonomy. But it leans a lot on labels to group things together wherever they may be in the system
  2. As 1
  3. Yes, there's XML, JSON, Word, PDF and a pile of apps in the marketplace
  4. There's no "global change", it's more sophisticated - Confluence has ways of sharing content, so you don't need to make global changes, you make one change and everything that is looking at the content will display the new version when people look at it
Like Jimi Wikman likes this

Hey Scot,


Just a couple of tips on global content, we have an internal confluence as well as some Wordpress-hosted knowledge bases for users and an LMS. To avoid updating content in multiple locations we host all videos on Vimeo so we can upload a new version of it and have it changed everywhere. We also use Tango to tutorials which makes it easy to embed and update content across all platforms. 


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