Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
Community Members
Community Events
Community Groups

How can I use Confluence layouts in Scroll Viewport?

Scroll Viewport is stripping the 'layouts' (eg 2-column or 3-column blocks within a page) that I've added in Confluence.
Edit - Moving image - Shelter-s Digital Framework - Confluence 16-06-2021 08-31-15.png 
Scroll Viewport:
Moving image 16-06-2021 08-31-59.png

Is it possible to enable this?

1 answer

1 vote
Matt Reiner _K15t_ Marketplace Partner Jun 16, 2021

Hi @Craig Melcher

I was wondering if you're using the Help Center theme in Scroll Viewport or if you're using the Web Help or a totally custom theme.

This will help me figure out what's happening here.

Hi @Matt Reiner 

Yes, we're using the Help Center theme in SV. I'm just using the theme settings in the app, not using any customized CSS etc. 


Matt Reiner _K15t_ Marketplace Partner Jun 17, 2021

Ah, OK. 👍🏻

Unfortunately, we don’t support Confluence’s page layout option in Scroll Viewport and this limitation is by design: To guarantee a perfect presentation of your content we currently suppress multi column layouts.

Content on columns is instead displayed beneath each other (as you see in your example). We think that readability might suffer as the article template is already divided into two columns, the article navigation and the article content (and even three columns if the Table of contents option is enabled).

So we recommend laying out content so it’s optimized for the width of the article content column.

That’s not to say that we won’t offer multi-column layouts in the future, but we think it might require a rethinking of the current article template altogether (maybe a different article layout option in the theme editor).

Like Gabriella Evans _K15t_ likes this
Like Matt Reiner _K15t_ likes this

Hi @Matt Reiner _K15t_ , is this information still correct one year later? Any suggestions how to use text on the side of a picture or at least divide a page vertically?


I also noticed that Confluence blog posts also seem to be disrupted by Scroll Viewport:


Matt Reiner _K15t_ Marketplace Partner Jul 11, 2022

Hi @Harald Heinz

Yes this is still true now, but I’d love to better understand what you’d like to do.
You mentioned putting text next to an image, would you elaborate on what you’d like to do that versus putting it above or below the image?

Also, that blog issue looks serious. I’d bet it happens as per of a limited case, so it’d be helpful if you write our team at and let us know the steps you followed to run into this issue. That will help us recreate the issue so we can come up with a solution. 

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Site Admin
Community showcase
Published in Confluence

Work and wellness: Confluence Space Cleanup Play 🧹

Confluence Space Cleanup Play Complete our new Play with your team to declutter your shared workspace and power knowledge-sharing and collaboration. Download the PDF version of Play i...

824 views 5 25
Read article

Atlassian Community Events