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If you want to run your own Synchrony cluster for Confluence Data Center or you are running in a version that does not provide the “Managed by Confluence” option and still automating the creation / spin up process, here is a quick bash script you can execute to populate the start-synchrony.sh script: This script will […]

Anybody who has implemented Confluence Data Center 6.0 through 6.11 likely knows that Atlassian has made huge strides in how Synchrony is deployed. But none of those strides have been as awesome as the change introduced in v6.12. From v6.12 forward Confluence Data Center nodes can each manage their own synchrony services! No more modifying […]

Intro Have you ever wanted to run Jira, Confluence or other Atlassian products in a jiffy so that you can test something without affecting your existing environments? This blog will give you the kickstart you need to get going. You should be ready to execute a few terminal commands and have a little sense of […]

Sometimes finding information becomes harder over time.  There can be too much information in the way.  Information can often be repetitive and even contradictory over time.  Furthermore, content will “age out” and no longer be relevant to the organization, such as meeting notes that are not useful past a very short period versus longer living content […]

In part two of this tutorial we’ll be going over how we upload the exercise content to Confluence. If you missed the first part, please check it out here. Using the Confluence REST API to create and update pages is fairly simple. The tricky part is knowing how to format the HTML body of the […]

The 2 and half years that was been Conflunece 6 Now that Confluence 6.13.X has been out for a few months  it’s a good time to take inventory of my favorite features introduced in the past 2+ years. The list of features and changes is quite substantial, so I’ll be only touching on a few […]

Does your team use labels?  Did you know that using labels to categorize pages and spaces gives you the power to: Group related pages that may not be naturally “near” each other without having to duplicate them Make the spaces more intuitive and familiar by associating pages with the same “key concept” phrases and words used […]

When considering whether to manipulate the Confluence database directly without using the API or the GUI, you should be aware of the following risk and how it can be mitigated. tl;dr When moving data by directly manipulating the Confluence database, the length of URLs for Dev/Staging (lower) environments must be as short or shorter than URLs […]

Are your searches producing pages and pages of results in Confluence?  Do you have difficulty finding what you are looking for in Confluence?  Try using Confluence’s advanced search query to narrow down your search results (from https://confluence.atlassian.com/confcloud/search-724765412.html).  Some (but not all) of the features are listed below.  Search for an exact match by using double quotes around […]

When I talk to people about Atlassian, they frequently start asking me questions about Jira. I certainly enjoy this and love talking about Jira at length, but I always secretly hope they will ask me about Confluence. My favorite of the two foundational Atlassian products has always been Confluence. When I first started using Atlassian […]