Modify hosted wiki stylesheet

Is it possible to override default CSS styles in hosted confluence? How should I do it?

If possible I would like to change CSS styles on per-space basis.

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Hi Andrey,

Is there something specific you wanted to achieve by overriding the default CSS? Customising the look and feel is very limited in the OnDemand version of Confluence and you are restricted to:

* Adding your own header and footer to the Documentation Theme for a Space
* Changing the colour scheme for a Space
* Adding a custom logo to a Space

All of these are available under Browse -> Space Admin -> Look and Feel in the Space(s) you wish to customise.

Similar options are also available to be configured globally via Browse -> Confluence Admin -> Look and Feel.

For overriding CSS you would normally do this via one or more of the following:

* Adding your own CSS to Browse -> Confluence Admin -> Look and Feel -> Custom HTML
* Installing your own Theme Plugin
* Adding CSS to a page using the {html} macro

Unfortunately none of these options are available with the OnDemand version of Confluence.

If you just want some sort of visual distinction between spaces then you could do this by changing the colour schemes and/or adding a custom logo to each space as outlined above, but complete control over the CSS is only available in the download versions and not with OnDemand.

Hope that's of some help?


The ultimate goal is to change appearance of the headers so they are more distinct from each other. I'll try to play with recolouring, but changing size and other text properties would be prefferable.

It is not possible to change it through recolouring. Any other suggestions how to make headers more distinct from each other?

Incredibly ugly, but if you're using the Documentation theme you can select Browse -> Space Admin -> Themes -> Documentation Theme -> Configure and add wiki markup to the header. Something like:


h1. My Space


will give you a big red block just below the breadcrumb navigation in the main body of every page in a Space. As it's configured on a Space by Space basis you could have different blocks for each Space.

If that sort of works, have a look at for the parameters you can tweak to make it look a bit better.


Does anyone know if Zen Foundation or RefinedWiki or similar styling tools are likely to ever be available in OnDemand?

We are also using the hosted version. I want to make the text in the footer smaller but have not managed to do it yet. I'm a wiki markup newby but am also a fast learner!


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