Publishing documentation

If I use Confluence to create documenation for my product, can I publish the finished documentation into an online HTML format with navigation? I can see that you can export to HTML, but this does not provide the left navigation frame that is provided when you are creating the documentation pages.

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So we would need to use the download version rather than the OnDemand version we are using currently? I can make the pages public on our OnDemand system, but any anonymous users also see the Jira tab, whereas I really want them just to see the documentation on Confluence only.

Hi, you can restrict access to JIRA and certain parts of Confluence but I do agree it'd be a better experience for users if you use standalone Confluence rather than the OnDemand version linked with JIRA as the look and feel wouldn't be as good.

My next question then is whether having developed the documention on the OnDemand version, we can easily trabsfer the content to a standalone public facing server later when we are ready for it to be used?

It is possible to do space and/or site exports from Confluence to another Confluence and this has been done before. It's not too difficult.

Hi Greg,

You can't publish to HTML and get all the features that you get when navigating Confluence natively.

Most customers simply install Confluence on a public-facing server and turn on anonymous access so you don't need to log in in order to see everything. Would this work in your case?

-Simon

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