News section on Confluence Dashboard

Hi,

we've been using confluence as our companies intranet for a while.

I'm now trying to find a way to display generic news on the confluence dashboard that everybody will see when opening confluence in their browsers. These would be generic news, i.e. they're not linked to a specific topic/space in Confluence.

In addition it should be possible for every user to add news entries to this news section.

Is there a function somewhere in Confluence to do this (maybe I've simply not been able to find it) or is there a module/plugin etc. evaiable to do this? (Found AppFusions Newsticker plugin but it seems that I cannot install it on hosted Confluence and therefor I'm not sure that it does what I required)

Thanks for in advance for your help/input.

Christian

4 answers

This widget could not be displayed.

Hi Christian!

The dashboard (and most parts of the Confluence UI) are customizable. Some pieces are more easily customizable than others.

Customize the dashboard in Confluence documents some of these ways.

You can also edit the Confluence welcome message in Confluence Admin > General Configuration.

This widget could not be displayed.

Seems that this applies to Atlassian OnDemand, not Download versions - Mis-tagged.

This widget could not be displayed.

Hi Christian, I am now facing the same challenge! Did you find a solution, if you did can you please share it with me? Thanks Naama

This widget could not be displayed.

You may want to try our Custom Dashboards add-on for Confluence, which allows you to replace the default dashboard of Confluence with a custom one defined on a wiki page. There you could use the Blogposts macro or our News Teaser macro to list the most recent news by label. With this solution, other users could easily contribute by just adding a certain label to their important blogposts.

Hope this helps

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Summit 2018

Meet the community IRL

Atlassian Summit is an excellent opportunity for in-person support, training, and networking.

Learn more
Community showcase
Posted Wednesday in Teamwork

What teamwork quotes inspire you?

Hey everyone! My name is Natalie and I'm an editor of the Atlassian Blog and I've got a question for you: What's your favorite quote about teamwork?  We've compiled a list here, along with...

171 views 18 7
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you