How to show space description in the dashboard in 4.X

In 4.X, in the Dashboard, the List of Spaces is shown without the space description paragraph (that you fill in space admin, Edit Space Details).

Any hints on how to customize the layout to add this??

Thank you.

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We did it in three stages:

1. Create some user macros to replicate the old-style dashboard macros (you don't have to do that)

2. Create a page called _dashboardcontent in the demonstration space. This has the user macros on it.

3. Update the global template to call the _dashboardcontent page.

The code for our _dashboardcontent page is

{createspace} << this is a user macro

{feedbuilder} << this is a user macro

{peopledir} << this is a user macro

{spacesdir} << this is a user macro

{spaceslist} << this is the existing spaceslist macro

{favpages} << this is the existing favpages macro

Would it be possible for you to share your user macro for {spacesdir}? I'm trying to get the space description to appear on the dashboard.

Hi Adolfo,

If I understand you right you want to return to the "old-style" spaces list pre-Confluence 4.x? We had the same question and found our solution using the instructions in Customising the Dashboard.

Basically you can do it by overwriting your global template to use a homepage layout of your own construction. Then in your homepage layout you may use the old spaceslist macro instead of the new one.



In your post


What elements do you include in the page _dashboardcontent ?? the space list macro is compatible with Confluence 4.X ?

Thank you.

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