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You can configure Confluence to send people to any space home page when they log in or click the site logo, rather than to the dashboard.

The spaces available to set as the site home page will depend on the access permissions of the space and the site.

  • The site home page must be accessible to the 'confluence-usersor 'users' group.
  • If the site allows anonymous access, the site home page must also be accessible to anonymous users, that is, people who have not logged in to Confluence.

To configure the site-wide home page:

  1. Choose the cog icon , then choose General Configuration under Confluence Administration.
  2. Choose Further Configuration in the left-hand panel.
  3. Choose Edit.
  4. Select a space from the Site Homepage dropdown menu.
    When users log in or click the site logo, Confluence will go to the home page of the space you choose here.
  5. Choose Save.

Accessing the dashboard with a site homepage set

If you choose to set a space homepage as your site homepage but would like your users to still be able to access the Confluence dashboard, you can add a link to the Application Navigator.

To add the Confluence Dashboard to the Application Navigator:

  1. Choose the cog icon , then choose General Configuration under Confluence Administration.
  2. Choose Application Navigator.
  3. Enter the name for your link, for example, 'Dashboard'.
  4. Enter the URL for your site dashboard, for example, https://yoursite.com/wiki/dashboard.action.
  5. Choose Add.

A link to the dashboard will now appear in the Application Navigator.

Notes

  • The user's personal settings will override the global setting.
  • If you allow anonymous access to the dashboard, but not anonymous access to the site home page, then when logging on to the site, users will be redirected to the original dashboard instead of the site home page. To avoid this, either make the site home page accessible anonymously, or make the dashboard not accessible anonymously.

19 Comments

  1. Ron

    Once the default Site Homepage has been changed, how can a user easily return to the home page?

    For example - once I set the default home page to something other than the dashboard, the dashboard still remains in the breadcrumb instead of displaying the newly configured site home page.

    1. Hi Ron

      Thank you for pointing this out. It's a tricky one. If we set the breadcrumb trail to include the re-configured home page, instead of the Dashboard, then the breadcrumb trail would look a bit odd. The Dashboard is at the 'top' of the hierarchy, because it sits above all spaces. But a space home page might result in a breadcrumb trail something like this:
      My Home Page > Space > My Home Page
      instead of:
      Dashboard > Space > My Home Page.

      The best solution would be a configurable Dashboard, so that the administrator can change the content of the Dashboard.

      If you're interested, you could take a look at JIRA issue CONF-208. You can also and vote for the issue, to help boost its priority.

      Cheers – Sarah

      1. Anonymous

        I would like to suggest that having a customizable dashboard will not fix this issue for all use cases. It would be better to have the ability to redirect the dashboard to a page that we create in our own specific style, design, with pictures, attachments, videos – in short, a page that functions in the exact same way as a regular space homepage.

  2. Anonymous

    Is there a way to configure more than one Site Configuration?  Say I want requests for Server Base Url http://foo.com to redirect to page foo, and I want requests for Server Base Url http://bar.com to redirect to page bar.  The form seems to only accomodate one Site Configuration setting.

    Thanks,

    bc

    1. Hi bc,

      We had this request previously, unfortunately, it was closed without fix due to complexity and small use case. You might want to learn more from the original improvement request here:

      Hope that helps!

      Cheers,
      Azwandi

  3. Anonymous

    How does this feature interact with the user-specific "site homepage" setting?

    1. A user-specific homepage setting will have the priority over the site-specific homepage setting. Hence, when the user logs in to Confluence, he will be redirected to his user-specific homepage instead of the site-specific homepage. Hope that answers your question.

  4. Is there a way to set a users personal space as the site home page so that when any user logs in they are taken to their personal space ? One way will be to override the login action and then redirect it from there, or use redirect plug-in on a jump space to action this, but I was wondering if there was an easier way to go about it ?

  5. Is it possible to set a tab other than Dashboard as the default Site Homepage? It seems as though only Spaces can be set as such.

  6. Anonymous

    I have ten spaces created on my Confluence instance.  But only one space and Dashboard gets listed in the drop down list of the Site Home page of General configuration?  Can any one help me in bringing in the other spaces in the dropdown list? My confluence version is 3.3.

    1. Anonymous

      Dear Anon -

      I had the same problem. It turns out I could only see the space keys for spaces which allowed access by my most inclusive security group - confluence-users. As soon as I added them as a group to a space and gave them viewing priviledges, voila - the space would show up in the drop down menu as a choice for the homepage.

      Hope this works for you.

      JM

  7. Hi Friends,

    I desire to know - How to configure a homepage per space has a home page ?

    thanks in ahead.!

  8. Seems to me that most issues with the dashboard could be solved by allowing a simple redirect to work. But from my testing, adding a new Site Homepage still does not redirect when the user clicks on the dashboard in the breadcrumbs. Is the only way around this to add a hardware redirect at the web server level?

  9. Anonymous

    Is there any way to creat line break between logo (at the top left corner of the page) and the title of the page, so as to bring the title in the next line after logo?

  10. Anonymous

    How to make a space accessible anonymously, but not the dashboard? It is written in the doc " To avoid this, either make the site home page accessible anonymously, or make the dashboard not accessible anonymously.", however I don't see how to make the dashboard not accessible.

  11. I'd like to have a page within a space as start page for a user, not the start page of a space (I mean I want a page "deep-inside" a space as start page but not create an additonal space just for this page.

    1. Yes, i want the same.

  12. I'd like to be able to have the homepage just be the list of available spaces.

    1. That's an easy one.

      Create either on the current Dashboard just a macro with "Space List" or create a new start page with this macro inside.

      Inside Admin Menu on General you can configure "Welcome Message" what should be on the regular Dashboard, even macros.