Use Labels to Categorise Spaces

A space category is a label that you can apply to a space for the purpose of grouping your spaces in the the space directory, and in the recent activity area of the dashboard.

For example, if you have a space for each of your projects, you can add a category of 'project' to each of those spaces. It'll mean they're easy to find if your Confluence site has a lot of spaces, which are a mix of project, team, personal, and other spaces.

Add as many space categories as you think you need; it's just like adding labels to a page or blog post.

You need to be an administrator of the space to add categories to it.

Categorise a space

  1. Go to the space and choose Space tools > Overview from the bottom of the sidebar
  2. Choose Edit next to Space Categories
  3. Under Space Categories, enter your category name and choose Add
    Alternatively, choose a category in the list of 'Suggested Space Categories
  4. Choose Done

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Is your space using the Documentation theme?

If your space is using the Documentation theme:

  1. Choose Browse > Space Admin from the header

    Note: The Space Admin option appears only if you have space admin permissions, or if you're part of the 'confluence-administrators' group.

  2. Choose Space Labels in the space administration options
  3. Under Space Categories, enter your category name and choose Add
    Alternatively, choose a category in the list of Suggested Space Categories.
  4. Choose Done

Categories in the space directory

Once you've categorised some spaces, you can view your categories by choosing SpacesSpace directory in the Confluence header, then choosing one of your categories from the list on the left.

You can also view spaces by category in the Space Categories tab of the recent activity section on the dashboard, or embed the Spaces List Macro on any page and allow filtering by category.

Remove a space from a category 

To remove a space from a category, follow the above steps to add a space category but, instead of adding a new category, choose the x next to the space category you want to remove. If you remove all spaces from a category, the category will also be removed.

Screenshot: Space categories

Last modified on Dec 2, 2015

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