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Confluence for Public Product Documentation?

We are testing Confluence cloud to use as a tool to create software user documentation and API / technical documentation.  In our quick tests, it looks like you can make a Space public (anonymous access), but it seems to show all of the Confluence nav with the documents.  We just want to show the documents themselves.  Is this possible?

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Hi @Andy Weeks , 

I'm Shannon from K15t and our Scroll Documents app can help if you're trying to create a public documentation library on Cloud. Here’s a blog post that outlines this solution, with a couple examples of live public sites and libraries to check out.

A great example is ThinkTilt's ProForma documentation. They're using Scroll Documents to author, version, and publish the docs and Refined Spaces for Confluence to style the look and feel.

If you have any questions, we'd be happy to help or show you a demo of the app. Just get in touch with us:


Shannon (K15t)


How and where would you place the documents that you want customers to see?


We had expected there to be a hosted option, possibly private labeled.  Either:, or preferably

Of course, we could also iFrame them in.

You can restrict the pages and allow certain users ability to view or edit.

We see those options.  They just don't address the issue of not having the docs look like they are in an Atlassian website.

You can change the theme of your site to look differently?

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Bill Bailey Community Leader Oct 26, 2018

You can do a lot to reskin Confluence BUT you must be on server version to have the ability to restructure that much. Cloud is very restrictive.

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