A very useful aspect of Confluence is rapid page creation based on linking.
Creating new pages through links
There are two ways to create a new page:
- The first is to hit 'Add Page' in the menu. You will find detailed instructions in the tutorial in this space.
- The second is to simply link to a new page in an existing one. Just click the 'Edit' link and, using Wiki Markup, type in the following:
It will produce this: my new page.
[my new page]
The red, underlined text indicates that if you click on it you will be given the option of creating a new page.
You can read more about Wiki Markup in the documentation.
Pages have parents, just like anyone
Pages themselves can have parents, and thus you can create 'page families' (or page hierarchies) in Confluence. These are useful for showing logical connections between pages, as we have done for the 'Home' page and every other page in the Demonstration Space:
- A note to Confluence administrators
- Tutorial (all on one page)
- Advanced topics
- More information
- Example Development Team Page
- Example Human Resources Page
- Example Sales Team Page
It's up to you what kind of meaning you want your page hierarchies to represent. A common use is similar to a table of contents in a book, which presents a chapter with pages belonging to it.
Wikis differ to the classical notion of books, however, and it is appropriate to think in a wider context and experiment with how content can be presented in a useful way for a community of users.