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

You need to be a space administrator to add space categories.

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.

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Categorising a space

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

To add a space category to a space:

  1. Go to the space and choose Space tools > Overview on the sidebar.
  2. Choose Space Categories: Edit.
  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.

If your space is using the Documentation theme:

  1. Choose Browse > Space Admin at the top of the screen.
    Note: The 'Space Admin' option appears only if you are a space administrator for the space or you are a super user (a member 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.

Removing a space from a category

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

To remove a space category from a space:

  1. Go to the space and choose Space tools > Overview on the sidebar.
  2. Choose Space Categories: Edit.
  3. Choose the x next to the space category.

If you are using the Documentation theme:

  1. Go to the space and choose Space tools on the sidebar.
    Note: The options available in 'Space tools' differ depending on your space permissions. All space tools options are available if you are a space administrator for the space or you are a super user (a member of the confluence-administrators group).
  2. Choose Space Labels in the space administration options.
  3. Choose 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 Spaces > Space directory on the header.
  2. Choose the space category that you want to remove.
  3. You will see a list of all spaces in that category. Choose the spaces one by one, and remove the category from each space, as described above.

Screenshot: Space categories

Notes

The ability to add space labels has been removed in Confluence 5.0 in order to simplify the way labels are used in spaces. Existing space labels will be preserved, but you will be unable to add new space labels. Space categories are unaffected by this change.

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