Configuring the Site Home Page

The dashboard is the default home page for your site, but you can choose to use a space homepage as the landing page for your site.

This can be useful if most people will be reading, rather than creating, pages in your site. However, for sites where you want to encourage teams to collaborate, the dashboard provides the best tools for resuming work in progress and keeping up with what is happening in the site. 

Users can also choose to override the site homepage and use the dashboard or a different page as their landing page in their personal settings.  

To use a page as your site home page:

  1. Go to  > General Configuration > Further Configuration.
  2. Choose Edit.
  3. 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.
  4. Choose Save.

Note about permissions

Before changing the site homepage you should check that the default 'confluence-users' or 'users' groups have permissions to view the space the page was created in, and that the page itself is not restricted to particular people or groups. 

If your site is public, you'll also need to make sure anonymous users have permissions to view the space, otherwise anonymous users will be directed to the dashboard instead.

Accessing the dashboard with a site homepage set

If you choose to set a page 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. Go to  > General Configuration > Application Navigator.
  2. Enter the name for your link, for example, 'Dashboard'.
  3. Enter the URL for your site dashboard, for example,
  4. Choose Add.

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

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