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The dashboard is the front page of a Confluence site. It provides an overview of the site, gives access to all spaces that you have permission to view, and displays a few different lists of the most recently updated content.

You can go to the dashboard from anywhere in your site by clicking Dashboard at the top left of the page. (By default, the first link at the top left of the page is named 'Dashboard'. If your administrator has customised your site, the link may say something else. For example, 'Documentation'.)

Overview of the dashboard

The dashboard is divided into three sections:

  • Welcome message: The information that appears in the top left section of the dashboard. Confluence Administrators can customise this message.
  • Spaces, Pages, Network: Tabs displaying your favourite content and people, displayed in the lower left section of the dashboard..
    • Spaces displays the spaces you have marked as favourites, followed by all the spaces that you have permission to view.
    • Pages displays the pages you have marked as favourites.
    • Network displays the users that you are following (or who are following you).
  • Recent activity: Tabs on the right-hand section of the dashboard, displaying recently-updated content that is Popular, in All spaces, in your Favourite spaces, updated by people in your Network, or classified by space Categories.
    • Popular displays content that has been recently created, liked or commented on. See below for more details.
    • All Updates displays updates from all spaces that you have permission to view.
    • Favourite Spaces displays updates from your favourite spaces.
    • Network displays the users that you are following (or who are following you).
    • Space Categories displays updates from spaces in the category you have selected from the list.

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Table of Contents

Related pages:

Screenshot: The dashboard


More about popular content

The 'Popular' tab on the dashboard displays recent activity of the following types:

  • Pages, blog posts and comments that people have recently liked.
  • Pages and blog posts that people have recently commented on, and threaded comments that people have recently replied to.
  • Pages and blog posts that have recently been created.

'Recent' means any activity in the last seven days.

A bold link means that you have not yet visited the page.

The activities are listed in order of popularity, with the most popular at the top. Likes, comments and content creations are scored equally. Activity that involves people in your network ranks higher than activity not involving your network. The most recent activity ranks higher than earlier activity.


  • The dashboard is the only place in Confluence where you can add a new space. Click Add Space on the 'Spaces' tab.
  • By default, the dashboard is the home page for the Confluence site. However, you can set any other page in Confluence as your home page using your user profile settings.
  • Administrators can customise the global dashboard that all users see.
  • Users can customise the dashboard for themselves.
  • There are quick Add Page and Add Blog Post buttons at the top right of the dashboard. If you have 'Confluence Administrator' or 'System Administrator' permissions, you will also see an Add Users button.
  • Clicking view change beside a page name displays a comparison of the current and previous versions of the content.
  • Are you looking for a way to build an RSS feed? Choose Browse > Feed Builder.
  • Are you looking for a list of the people in your site? Choose Browse > People Directory.