Please enable Confluence Source Editor plugin -- if not possible, then answer my usage question

I frequently create a new space and want to edit the home page. I appreciate that new home pages are created with a selection of macros that many users find useful. In my case I usually have other very specific things that I want on a home page. But I can't figure out how to get rid of the macros that are put there for me. I can get rid of all the contents in the macros... although it is a pain. But I can't get rid of the macros.

In previous version this was so easy, switch to wiki markup, control-a, delete. But I can't figure out how to do basic things in Confluence 4.x.

2 answers

1 accepted

Accepted Answer
0 votes

I have not tested this but in 4.1.10 standalone you can go into the admin menu under Configuration/Default Space Content and editing or removing those macros. Obviously this would be of global impact, and as I stated, I have not tested it.

Not sure how this may be different in onDemand or 4.2

The best way to do this that I've found is to create a separate home page for each space as a new space. For example, I have a space called "Documentation". I also create a "DocumentationLandingPage" space. I then define a page in the DLP space and customize it to look any way I want. I redirect (with the Redirect macro) from the Documentation space's home page to the DLP's page.

I've talked to several designers and Confluence developers and this seems to be a fairly common approach to getting ride of those gawd-awful Confluence home pages.

matt

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published yesterday in Jira Ops

Jira Ops Early Access Program Update #1: Announcing our next feature and a new integration

Thanks for signing up for Jira Ops! I’m Matt Ryall, leader for the Jira Ops product team at Atlassian. Since this is a brand new product, we’ll be delivering improvements quickly and sharing updates...

203 views 0 5
Read article

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