The dashboard is the front page of a Confluence site. It provides an overview of the site, gives access to the spaces that you have permission to view, and displays a few different lists of the most recently updated content.

You can go to the dashboard from anywhere in your site by choosing the site logo at the top left of the page. This might be the Confluence logo, or may be a customised logo set by your Confluence Administrator.

Overview of the dashboard

The dashboard is divided into these sections:

  • Welcome message: The information that appears in the top left section of the dashboard. Confluence Administrators can customise this message.
  • Get started: A quick-start guide for administrators. This section of the dashboard is visible to Confluence administrators and system administrators only.

    It is not configurable via the web interface, but you can update or remove it by editing the site layout.

  • Spaces, Pages, Network: Tabs displaying your favourite content and people, displayed in the lower left section of the dashboard.
    • Spaces displays the spaces you have marked as favourites, followed by all the spaces that you have permission to view.
    • Pages displays the pages you have marked as favourites.
    • Network displays the users that you are following (or who are following you).
  • Recent activity: Tabs on the right-hand side of the dashboard, displaying recently-updated content:.
    • Popular displays content that has been recently created, liked or commented on. See below for more details.
    • All Updates displays updates from all spaces that you have permission to view.
    • Favourite Spaces displays updates from your favourite spaces.
    • Network displays updates made by the users that you are following (or who are following you).
    • Space Categories displays updates from spaces in the category you have selected from the list.

Screenshot: The dashboard

More about popular content

The 'Popular' tab on the dashboard displays recent activity of the following types:

  • Pages, blog posts and comments that people have recently liked.
  • Pages and blog posts that people have recently commented on, and threaded comments that people have recently replied to.
  • Pages and blog posts that have recently been created.

'Recent' means any activity in the last seven days.

A bold link means that you have not yet visited the page.

The activities are listed in order of popularity, with the most popular at the top. Likes, comments and content creations are scored equally. Activity that involves people in your network ranks higher than activity not involving your network. The most recent activity ranks higher than earlier activity.


  • If you have the right permission, you can add a new space from the dashboard. Choose Create Space at the top right of the dashboard, or on the 'Spaces' tab.
  • By default, the dashboard is the home page for the Confluence site. However, you can set any other page in Confluence as your home page via your user profile settings.
  • If your site has a custom homepage, the site logo will take you to the homepage not the dashboard. You can still access the dashboard by invoking a URL like this one https://yoursite.com/wiki/dashboard.action. See Configuring the Site Home Page for more details.  
  • Users can customise the dashboard for themselves.
  • Are you looking for a way to build an RSS feed? Choose Help > Feed Builder.
  • Are you looking for a list of the people in your site? Choose People on the header.
  • Administrators can customise the global dashboard that all users see.

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