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Styling a single page with CSS

Harley Flanagan Jun 26, 2012


I thought i've already read something about the possibility to customize even single pages.
Unfortunately a can't find the info anymore if i am not even wrong at all.

So here's the humble question:

- Is there a possibility to style single or special pages in Confluence Wiki (Version 4.0)?
- Where can i find documentation on this special topic?

What i want to achieve:

In my case i would like to place a background picture into the Blog-Summary-Page. But i can't find any special page IDs or something to let this happen.

Now i created a DIV-Container inkl. ID within the custom HTML-Section. But of course this picture shows up on every wiki-page now when i don't have something unique to connect with.
Or is this something I need to solve via Javascript? (hopefully not ^^)

thanks in advance
(sorry for my buggy english)

3 answers

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Davin Studer Community Leader May 05, 2017

An easier way would be to add the html macro to your page and then you can put in some CSS only for that page. Be default the HTML macro is turned off, so you would need to enable it.

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Kathleen James Jul 01, 2012

I've never seen docs that relate to styling a single page like that (which is not to say they don't exist, just that I've never seen them :)

You can certainly create CSS that works over an entire space -

You could also edit all the stylesheets that Confluence uses and insert some special stuff of your own, but

(a) they're cascading stylesheets and are really complex

(b) you absolutely need to know what you're doing before you attempt anything like that

(c) do it in a test version, not your production wiki

(d) you need to have access to the server where they're stored -- (edited note): Sorry, just noticed that you're talking about On Demand - you won't be able to do any of that stuff. My bad!

Harley Flanagan Jul 04, 2012

Hi, just for people that might search for the same question.

I solved my question above with Javascript in the html head section.

		<SCRIPT type="text/javascript">
			URL = document.URL;
			list = URL.split('/');
			candidate = list[list.length-1].split('.')[0];
			if (candidate == 'yourdesireduniquewordinyoururladressbar') {
				document.write('<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="yourstlye.css">');

the script is looking for a unique keyword in the addressbar. if its there your css will be loaded.

as for single pages.. depends on your user-rights.. you can insert a html-macro within the page.

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KP11 Feb 27, 2014

Is there code to just highlight the background of one word in the sentence?

Peter J. Kootsookos Jul 28, 2014

One minor speeling errur [sic] : "yourstlye" --> "yourstyle". Otherwise, nice script!

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Steffen Heller Apr 06, 2014


Use {span} or {div} macro, define a background colour and put the one word inside the macro.

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