Configuring a Sidebar

The default theme and documentation theme in Confluence both feature a left sidebar.

This page outlines how to customise the sidebar in the default theme. To find out how to customise the sidebar in the Documentation theme, see Configuring the Documentation Theme.

You need space administrator permissions to configure the sidebar. See Space Permissions. Any changes you make to the sidebar will be visible to all Confluence users viewing that space.

To configure a space's sidebar:

  1. Go to the space and from the bottom of the sidebar choose Space tools > Configure sidebar.
  2. Change the space name and/or space logo:
    • Choose the edit icon next to the space name.
    • Type in a space Name.
    • Browse to find an image for the space Logo, and crop the image to the required size. 
    • Choose Save.
  3. Configure the Pages and Blog links:
    • Choose the icons to hide or show the 'Pages' or 'Blog' link. For example, you may want your space to be used primarily as a blog (hide the 'Pages' link) or you may not need a blog in your space (hide the 'Blog' link).
    • Drag the links to a different sequence within the section. Note that you cannot move a link from one section to another.
    • Note that add-ons may add other links in this section of the sidebar. For example, the Team Calendars add-on may put a link in this location.
  4. Add or remove the shortcut links:
    • Choose Add link to add a shortcut link to the sidebar. This can be a link to an important page for your team, or to an external site, for example.
    • Choose the icon to remove a shortcut link.
    • Drag the links to a different sequence within the section. Note that you cannot move a link from one section to another.
    • Choose the hide or show icon beside the 'Space Shortcuts' heading to show or hide all shortcuts on the sidebar.
  5. Change the navigation display options:
    • Choose Child pages to see the current page and its children in the sidebar.
    • Choose Page tree to see the page tree for the entire space, expanded to the current page.

Screenshot: Configuring a space's sidebar

Notes

The default theme and Documentation theme both feature a sidebar. If you are using a third party theme it may not feature a sidebar. 

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