Within the Site Builder you build your Site structure, navigation and organize your spaces and apply themes.
Use the Site Builder to create one or more Sites, then add categories and subcategories to each site and organize spaces, blogs and links into categories.
Go to: Confluence Admin > Site Builder
On this page
- Sites can be Full Sites or Single Space Sites
- Categories and subcategories can be dragged and dropped into a Site.
- Spaces can be dragged and dropped into a category or subcategory.
- A category and a site can be dragged to a new position in their respective menus.
- A subcategory can be dragged to another category or subcategory. Subcategories can also be dragged to a new position within the same category.
- You can select multiple spaces at once and drag them to a new position or category.
- Uncategorized spaces can be filtered based on their title, making it fast and easy to find the correct space.
- Links can be created and added to categories or subcategories.
- Themes can be added to the Global Site, or individually to Sites, Categories, Subcategories and Single Space Sites.
Building out your Sites
Full Site and Single Space Site
Adding an additional site to your Confluence, you can choose between a Full Site or a Single Space Site. There are many ways to setup your structure with Refined for Confluence, depending on how you want your structure. Here are some examples.
- Global Refined - with this you'll get the Refined theme on every space on your Confluence.
- Global Refined with additional sites - with this setting you can have several sites within the same Confluence. For instance have one site with Technical documentation available publically, and one site that holds your intranet.
- Global Confluence with additional sites - with this combination you can have the default Confluence theme for your global site, then add an additional site holding spaces themed in Refined with a category dropdown menu on top.
- Theming on a single space - if you are not interested in the category dropdown menu on top of your site, you can add a single space site that holds just one space with Refined Theme.
Arrange your sites - reorder sites
When you are on RefinedTheme 6.1 or higher, you can reorder your sites.
Add Categories to your Site or Sites. There are three modules to add
- Category module
- Blog module
- HTML module
The Category Module is the most commonly used and with it you can organize spaces into that category.
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By default a user will only have permission to see a category if it contains viewable content for that user. You'll find more information on the Category menu and the category permission system under Site Builder.
Can contain links, spaces, blogs and sub-categories.
Category Module parameters
Used to display blog posts from configured sources.
Blog Module parameters
Renders and displays supplied HTML. Useful for widgets or custom content.
HTML Module parameters
Site Builder Sections
By default the Global Site is the first point of entry for Confluence users. You can configure the category menu, global menu navigation (sidebar by default) and footer for this site under the Navigation tab. You can configure the global theme under the Configuration tab. Use the Site builder to implement the global category menu structure for the Global Site.
Each additional site also displays a category menu, global menu navigation, and can choose to adopt the global theme (default) or create an independent theme (under Themes tab). By default the navigation settings, theme and the footer will be the same as the global site, however it is possible to customize all of these independently.
To change the theme, navigation and footer settings on an additional site, click the settings cog in the Site section of the Site Builder and you will be taken to the Site's Configuration section.
Tip! Click the "view" button next to the Site title to navigate directly to a Site.
Within the Global Site or Independent Sites, you can configure Site Builder. On each Site, the categories will be directly accessible from a drop down category menu. In the category section of the site builder you can create new category modules, subcategories for existing categories and custom links to internal or external resources.
Create categories in each site and drag the relevant spaces to the categories.
To change the theme and connect users to categories, disable category homes and configure other category settings click the settings cog on the Category you want to edit. Visit Category Settings for more detailed instructions.
Find more information on Categories here.
Move categories between sites
Starting in RefinedTheme 6.1, you can drag-and-drop categories between sites, keeping the structure of the categories intact.
The Blog Site is a blogging interface independent from your Global Site. As such, no categories can be added to the Blog Portal and you cannot add spaces or links. You can only drag blogs here.
Before RefinedTheme 5.1.0, the Blog Portal section will only be available in the Site Builder if the Blog Functionality has been enabled. This is done from the Blogs tab in the RefinedTheme admin section.
The spaces and blogs that are not organized into a category or the blog portal sit here. Use drag and drop to organize them.
You can search uncategorized spaces to find the spaces you want to organize quickly. Type in the search box and spaces matching your text will be filtered in the list.
- Filter on name to quickly find the content faster
- Use ctrl/cmd + click to select multiple entries to move to the same section or category
- Use shift + click to select a range of entries to move to the same section or category
Moving multiple content entries
In the Site Builder it's possible to drag and drop multiple items at once. To move multiple spaces, blogs or links between categories or from the uncategorized spaces container, you can use the keyboard to make selections. For Mac users, hold down the cmd-key while clicking on spaces or links to select them. Windows users can hold down the ctrl-key instead. On both operating systems, you can press the shift-key while selecting two spaces or links, which will result in all the items in between them being selected as well.
Using Command/Control key:
Using Shift key: