Confluence 5.8.5 Remove First Time "Welcome.action" Wizard Page

In Confluence 5.8.5 when a user logs in for the first time, he is presented with Welcome.action Wizard page instead of Dashboard.action.

I want to remove asking Welcome.action Wizard page and directly navigate user to Dashboard page like it used to be on previous confluence versions.

5 answers

Hi Nitin,

There we go, see page below:

You need to delete a block of the Global Layout code, the page above shows step by step and the entire code to delete/edit. See also below how to customize your layouts:

I hope this helps you.



1 vote

As Thiago clarified, the block code that you will need to remove under Confluence Admin > Layouts > Global Layout will be:


<div class="dashboard-group left">
       <div class="dashboard-item welcome-message wiki-content">



Giuliano T.

Please follow below steps:

To disable the welcome message for all users, complete the following steps to disable the Onboarding Filter:
Go to Manage Add-ons.
Choose System from the drop-down menu.
Search for "onboarding".
Expand all modules.
Disable the Onboarding Filter.
After disabling, new users won't be redirected to the /welcome.action page the first time they log into Confluence, instead, they will be redirected to the Confluence Dashboard

Reference :

This is what I see in GLOBAL LAYOUT -

I don't see the text mentioned in your link



## This decorator handles a global context, i.e. information which is independent of space.
## Supports modes: 'dashboard', 'userdir', 'rss'.

#set ($mode = $params.get("mode"))
#set ($context = $params.get("context"))
#set ($helper = $params.get("helper"))
#set ($infoPanelWidth = $params.get("infopanel-width"))
#set ($maxFavouritePages = "20") ## Change this value to increase the default number of favourite pages displayed on the Dashboard



#assistiveSkipLink("" "dashboard-recently-updated")
<div class="pagebody">
#parse ( "/template/includes/actionerrors.vm" )

<div class="dashboard">
<div class="dashboard-section">
#if ($mode == "dashboard")
#parse ("/decorators/includes/dashboard-navigation.vm")

<div class="dashboard-group left">
<div class="dashboard-item welcome-message wiki-content">
#dashboard_renderGlobalActions("dashboardActionsId", ["system.dashboard"] )

#foreach ($webPanel in $webInterfaceManager.getDisplayableWebPanels("atl.dashboard.left", {}))
<div class="dashboard-item">
</div>## left
<div class="dashboard-group right wiki-content">
</div>## right
#if ($params.get("suppress-default-navigation") != "true")
<content tag="content-navigation">
<div id="navigation" class="content-navigation">
<ul class="ajs-menu-bar">
<div class="dashboard-group $!mode">

#if ($infoPanelRequired)
<div style="width: $infoPanelWidth" id="helptd">
#infoPanel(true true true true)

</div><!-- .dashboard-section -->
</div><!-- .dashboard -->
#parse ( "/breadcrumbs.vm" )


OK...Found it....I still see Welcome.action appear when a new user logs in  But now its blank page

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