Using CSS in Confluence 4.1

I have just started evaluating Confluence and I am having trouble in understanding how Confluence uses CSS.

I can use the Space Adminstrator page to access the CSS and adjust the Heading styles, but how do I add a style to the CSS so that it shows up in the style selection drop-down on the edit page? Any new styles I add do not appear anywhere.



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David Simpson Community Champion May 17, 2012

If for example your custom CSS does this:

#com-atlassian-confluence strong { color: limegreen; }

You'll need to update the style in the TinyMCE-based editor iframe too for your style to be seen when editing.

This can be achieve doing this in the same stylesheet:

#tinymce strong { color: limegreen; }

The #tinymce selector increases the specificity so that the style is not overridden.


Your new CSS styles are available to use in page elements which support CSS parameters (like deck/cards, roundrect, etc) but they won't appear in the drop-down list of styles.

If you want other page authors to be aware of the new styles, you could create a page template which uses them.

I'm sure there will be an existing issue raised on this in the public Jira project for Confluence, as its been a long-standing issue.



Thanks for the answers guys. I will try out your suggestions.



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