How do I remove the sidebar when using Global Look and Feel

I want to remove the sidebar from a space so that the entire screen real estate is used for content, and in removing the sidebar I will need to ad the "Browse" menu into the main menu to get to the Space Admin (similar to the Documentation Theme).

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Resolved, using the Global Look and Feel Theme, where Style sheets can be edited...

In the Space Admin->Layout->Main Layout code, find the following statements

#elseif ($useNewSpaceIA && $sitemeshPage.getProperty("page.ia-sidebar"))

    	<div class="ia-splitter">
    		<div class="ia-splitter-left">
    			<div class="ia-fixed-sidebar">

and remove the 6 lines between the #elseif .. #end lines (leaving these)

and walla, the sidebar is no longer rendered.

The to get to the Space Admin for this space, just go

Confluence Admin->Space Permissions->Manage Permissions for the space and you are now in the spaces admin pages....

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Hi Chris,

  1. Each user can collapse the sidebar individually, and their preference will be remembered (via a cookie). If you're using Confluence 5 series, you'll see the option in the top right, the option to collapse.
  2. Use the Documentation Theme instead, and collapse the page tree individually
  3. Look into a third-party plugin eg Adaptavist's Builder Theme, which will allow you to customise your own theme layout. NB: Themes customised with Builder Theme are not supported by Atlassian.

I hope this helps.


I should have added a few more requirements.

1. This is needed for a single space that contains 1 page, our Confluence site Home page.

2. I need all the realestate for links and our customised navigation, so I don't even want the option for users to show the sidebar

3. I don't want to pay for this.



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