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.
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.
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