Hide individual archived global spaces from the dashboard

I installed the Confluence Archiving Plugin version 1.3.0 on our test system running conluence 4.0.3. We like it for the most part, but what we don't like that it creates a duplicate space with the (Archive) label. We can live with it creating the duplicate space, but we really don't want it displayed on the dashboard. It currently will display like this:

Information Technology

Information Technology (Archive)

We want to hide archived spaces from the dashboard. Does any one know if this is possible?

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Hi Chip,

this is a good example of keeping confluence-functions and plugin-actions separated in mind. A mixup happens quite frequently.

The dashboard lists all contents, which you are allowed to see. In order to be hidden from the dashboard, your user would have to be removd from the space-access list. Wether a space is copied, archived, cloned, created or whatever, is irrelevant to that.

One suggestion : Use space categories, move the archived spaces out of the category and make the homepage start with category-based list.

Another option would be to create a script (CLI or XML RPC API) or a plugin, which searches for "spacename=*(Archive)" Spaces and removes the access-rights from them for must users.

Once solved, feel invited ot share your solution here or elsewhere :)

Regards, Josh

Hi Josh,

I have played with restricting viewing on the archived space, which will remove the archive spaces off the dashboard. The problem is that then the users can't find the archived pages on searches and such.

I setup space categories (archive, dashboard). How do I make the homepage start with category-based list?

Thanks,

Chip

Confluence Archiving Plugin 2.0.0 was released last week!

One of the feature improvements is that now you have an option to hide the archive spaces. It will remove them both from the list of spaces, and from the search results.

This is just one of the features added, see details: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/123#plugin-version-15

Detailed user documentation: http://midori.hu/products/confluence-archiving-plugin/documentation

Download: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/123</a<>> (tip: use the Universal Plugin Manager built in to Confluence)

Hey Chip,

Archiving Plugin 2.1.0 was released a couple of days ago. It supports the "archive space" feature introduced in Confluence 4.3, and removes the archive spaces from Dashboard, from search results, from all the usual navigation paths and from activity streams! This is the perfect solution to your problem (we hope).

You can install the plugin with UPM or by downloading from the Marketplace page. See the user documentation here.

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