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Confluence provides the following types of space label:

  • Space labels. A space label can be used to group related spaces for display by the Content by Label macro, and for ranking search results. You use space labels in a similar way to global labels.
  • Space categories. A 'space category' is a special type of space label that Confluence uses to group spaces in the space directory, and in the recent activity area of the dashboard. The rest of this page describes space categories.
Note that you can only set up space categories if you are a space administrator for that space, or you are a Confluence system administrator.

Using Space Categories

Here is an example of using space categories. Let's assume that you have one or more spaces that your Sales team may be interested in. You can use the category 'sales' to group those spaces together.

  1. First add the 'sales' category to the relevant spaces, as described below.
  2. Then, in the space directory, you can click the relevant tab to see only the spaces with the chosen label. See Viewing All Confluence Spaces.
  3. And, you can see updated content in those spaces by choosing the 'sales' category under the Space Categories tab in the recent activity area of the dashboard. See Customising your Personal Dashboard.

On this page:

Categorising a Space

When you categorise a space, you add a 'space category' to the space.  A category cannot exist if there are no spaces labelled with that category.

To categorise a space:

  1. Navigate to the space you wish to categorize.
  2. Choose Browse > Space Admin.
    Note: 'Space Admin' is displayed only if you are a space administrator for that space, or you are a super user (a member of the confluence-administrators group).
  3. Click Space Labels in the left-hand panel.
  4. Under 'Space Categories', enter your category name and click Add.
    Alternatively, click a category in the list of 'Suggested Space Categories' displayed on the screen.

Removing a Space from a Category

Removing a space from a category is the same thing as removing the category from the space.

To remove a space from category:

  1. Navigate to the space you wish to remove the category from.
  2. Choose Browse > Space Admin.
    Note: 'Space Admin' is displayed only if you are a space administrator for that space, or you are a super user (a member of the confluence-administrators group).
  3. Click Space Labels in the left-hand panel.
  4. Click the x next to the space category.

Removing an Entire Space Category

To remove a whole space category from Confluence, just remove that category from all spaces, as described above. A category cannot exist if there are no spaces labelled with that category. The space category will disappear from the dashboard and space directory.

To remove an entire space category from Confluence:

  1. Choose Browse > Space Directory.

  2. Click the tab corresponding to the space category that you want to remove.
  3. You will see a list of all spaces in that category. Click the spaces one by one, and remove the category from each space, as described above.

Screenshot: Space labels and space categories


Related Topics

Working with Confluence Labels
Viewing All Confluence Spaces

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