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Now for the fun stuff – let's look at how you can customize Confluence to suit your organization or team.  

Site look and feel

It's rally simple to change the look and feel of your site. You can make your Confluence site match your corporate colors, make it neon pink, add photos of puppies – it's up to you!

You'll need an image file like this one, or you could use your organization's logo to see how it looks.

To change the site logo:

  1. Go to Confluence Administration (hint, go to  > General Configuration)
  2. Choose Site Logo under Look and Feel in the sidebar
  3. Browse for your file and Save

Confluence detects the colors in your logo and changes the color scheme to match. In the example below we uploaded a green logo. 

To reset or further edit the color scheme:

  1. Go to Confluence Administration
  2. Choose Color Scheme
  3. Choose Edit to further refine or reset the color scheme

Space look and feel

Let's start small and set a logo for your project space. To do this you'll need an image file. Space logos are circular, so consider this when choosing an image.

To change the space logo:

  1. Go to your project space (you can select it from the Spaces menu in the header)
  2. Choose Space ToolsConfigure Sidebar from the bottom of the sidebar
  3. Choose the Edit (pencil) icon next to the space name
  4. Browse for the image you want to set as the space logo
  5. Drag and resize the image until you're happy with the preview (don't forget, only the part of the image in the circle will appear in the space logo)
  6. Choose Save

The logo appears in the sidebar. This logo also appears whenever your space is listed on the dashboard or in the Spaces directory. It's a great way to differentiate your spaces. 

So what else can you do in your space? You can:

  • Customize the homepage - the space homepage is just an ordinary Confluence page, you can add images, links, macros.
  • Add shortcuts to the sidebar - these can be links to external sites, other spaces, pages within this space - how you use it is up to you and your team.
  • Change the color scheme - in Space Tools > Look and Feel you can change the colors of the header, menus and headings. Make it red, make it green, make it tangerine.
  • Change the theme - in Space Tools > Look and Feel you can turn on the Documentation theme if you want your space to have a more structured sidebar (like you see right now in the Confluence documentation).

If you're using Confluence Server, there are also a number of third party themes available from the Atlassian Marketplace. They're not supported by Atlassian and not available in Confluence Cloud, though. 

Add-ons

Add-ons, also known as plugins, allow you to extend the functionality of your Confluence site. A small selection of add-ons are available for Confluence Cloud. 

To view the add-ons for your instance:

  1. Go to > Add-ons
  2. Choose a category from the drop down, for example User Installed

Some add-ons are included in your Cloud subscription, and others are commercial and require paid subscriptions to use. 

Personal Customization

You can customize your personal Confluence experience, too. The Profile menu provides access to a range of personal customization options.  

Some you might want to try include:

  • Choose Profile > Picture to upload a photo of yourself
  • Choose Settings > Password to change your password
  • Choose Settings > Email to set your notification preferences

 

 

Last modified on Apr 12, 2018

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