Below are a selection of tutorials to get you started. For a complete list of tutorials, please see Confluence User Guide.
- Working with pages overview
- Creating new pages and adding a page using a template
- Editing an existing page
- Working with page families - changing a parent page, creating children, viewing page families, etc.
When starting ANY website as with any document or presentation, it is extremely important to take some time to figure out how you want to organize the content. If you have a wiki-master (aka wiki administrator), then they may have already done this for your wiki site. Confluence has useful guides on this topic:
- Organizing pages hierarchically (parents and children): This is particularly useful if you want to group related content, for example, chapters in a user guide/manual, committee material, topical expertise, etc.
- Page restrictions (security for viewing/editing pages) may be placed on a single page or a group of pages. If security is placed on the parent page, all children inherit the security placed on its parent page.
- Add a table of contents at the top of to help users navigate content to major headings/subheadings. For example:
- Use wiki headings and subheadings to group major ideas (e.g., h1, h2, h3, etc.)
- Write for the Web. Keep ideas on target and in digestable chunks.
- White space is okay.
- Integrate images and rich media to enhance message and content.
- Add labels to categorize content. For example, as our DC/SLA Communications Committee builds a 2009 conference wiki, we are adding information about local area attractions such as theatre performances at the Kennedy Center. Useful labels might include the following: theatre, performances, distance_1-3_miles. These labels can be used a variety of ways including an ability to create a dynamic search for our wiki visitors.
- See also adding a page using a template.