Getting started in Confluence

Welcome to Confluence!

You can use Confluence to create a rich knowledge base or to collaborate with others using words, videos, images, graphics, charts, and graphs.

This page walks you through some Confluence basics like spaces, pages, and elements that allow you to create and manage impactful content for your teams.

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Confluence 101


🗃️ Spaces

Spaces are places for individuals, teams, and companies to organize and work on ideas, projects, documentation, and announcements. Spaces can be customized and integrated with both Atlassian tools and others. Create as many spaces as you need to get things done:

team spaces

Give each team their own space so they can work closely and make information easier to find.

project spaces

personal spaces

Store anything you’re working on, keep your to-do lists, and polish content before moving it into a shared space.
In the main navigation bar, select Spaces Create space to create a new space.

Learn more about spaces


📄 Pages

Pages are where teams define, collaborate on, and document their work. They’re the building blocks of Confluence.

To create a page within a space, select the + to create a new page. You can also create pages using the Create button in the main navigation bar.

Press c to create a page at any time.

Learn more about pages

Making purposeful content


✏️ Confluence editor

Changes can only be made to page content when in the editor. Changes will save automatically and be pushed live the next time the page is published.

🛠️ Templates

If you’re not sure where to start when setting up a new space or page, save time with a space or page template.

Press e when on a page to open the editor.

Learn more about page templates | Browse space templates


🧰 Elements

Elements are tools like calendars, note panels, and layouts, designed to help you make your pages more powerful.

Press/to see a list of elements.

Learn more about elements


📸 Header images

Make your pages more visually impactful with emojis and header images. 🍕 Emojis aren’t just a fun way to spice up your page—they also show up in search, so using them strategically makes it easier to find pages later on.


Select Add status at the top of the page, so teammates can see your progress at a glance.

Learn more about page header images

Collaborating with teammates

🧑‍💻 Real-time editing

You and up to 11 teammates can edit a page together in real time. Changes save and sync automatically so that everyone editing sees the same thing. Start editing together by selecting the Edit icon in the header.

Press Command + Enter when in the editor to publish.

Learn more about collaborative editing

💬 Mentions and comments

Comments are a great way to start a conversation about a page or blog post. They allow you to remark on content, add important information, ask questions, and generally drive collaboration and teamwork.

@mention a teammate to bring them into the conversation, and they can reply to and/or like comments.

Learn more about comments

Organizing your content


🌳 Page tree

The page tree is where your content is organized within a space. Drag and drop to reorder or nest pages, so you can more effectively share your work with others.

Learn more about the page tree


📣 Space overview

To help your teammates find relevant content, curate your space overview with useful elements like calendars and page statuses, and include information about what is in your space.

Learn more about space overview

🌻 Content types

Blog post

If your content that won’t change over time, create it as a blog post. The blog feed for each space displays the most recent posts first.


If your content may change over time, create it as a page. Pages nest, so you can create categories and subcategories.

Learn more about sharing pages and blog posts


📏 Tables

Tables allow you to organize important information on a page to discuss it with your team. Present the information the way it makes sense to you—resize columns, color cells, rows and columns, and sort the table by clicking the column headers.

Learn more about tables


🌱 Drafts

Confluence autosaves your content as you work—if you select Close in the editor without publishing, you’ll create a draft, or an unpublished page you can get back to at any time.


draftOnly you can see your draft, unless you share a link to it.

Learn more about drafts

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