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Create and customize a company hub

This feature is in beta and subject to change. It is only offered with Confluence Cloud Premium and Enterprise.

With Company Hub, you can create and customize a beautiful, dynamic company-wide information central within Confluence. This hub is where all employees can go for up-to-date announcements, news, key resources, and more.

A view of a company hub landing page for imaginary company Bancly Travel Co

An inviting and current company hub can help close communication gaps and promote productivity and collaboration by connecting teams, content, and resources in one central place.

You can craft a hub that looks and feels like your company’s go-to destination with ease by adding a custom name along with image carousels, visual cards, quick links, and more.

Set up your hub

Product admins and anyone else with hub-specific edit permissions can start setting up their hub by selecting Company hub from the top left of the navigation.

The entry point for Company Hub on the navigation

Note: Until your hub has been activated upon being published for the first time, only those with hub-specific edit permissions can see or access it.

While this feature is currently limited to Confluence, it will be able to connect to plug-ins and access data from your other Atlassian products in order to provide its full functionality. For example, while it may only be turned on and available for use in your Confluence instance, it will be able to leverage information based on user permissions in linked Jira issues.

Name your hub

To get started, choose a unique name for your company hub.

An animated gif of a user giving their company hub a unique name

This name will be visible to everyone from the navigation bar, and when visiting the hub itself. Ideally, your hub name should be distinct from your overall Confluence site name (which is what appears in your browser tab and your Confluence-related emails).

You can opt to change this name later on, or not name your hub at all.

Tip: Feel free to get creative and playful with your hub name. Hub names that are unique and memorable are more likely to attract an audience.

Customize your hub

Once you’ve named your hub, a helpful starter template will appear.

An animated gif scrolling through the landing page template for creating a company hub

You can select Edit () to customize this template, or start from scratch if desired, to make a hub that perfectly suits your company’s needs and preferences.

Here are some ways you can take your hub to the next level:

1. Add an eye-catching header image and emoji. For header images, we recommend high resolution images 1420 px or wider.

2. Display dynamic content using cards and/or a carousel. These premium features are ideal for showcasing information, or a collection of related items, in a visually appealing way.

Configuration of the cards macro in the company hub template


3. Select Customize navigation from the More actions () menu and choose a custom logo and color scheme for the navigation bar, along with a unique browser tab icon.

The customize navigation screen that allows for customizing the color scheme of the navigation and browser icon


Looking for some inspiration on what to include in your hub?

Give these ideas a try:

  • Employee kudos section

  • Team celebrations

  • Executive leadership update

  • New hire onboarding guide

  • Benefits policy quick links

Manage hub permissions

Product admins have default edit permissions for the hub. They can add or remove other hub editors by selecting Hub permissions from the More actions () menu.

Upon selecting Hub permissions, you will encounter a configuration setup that looks and functions much like space permissions.

A view of hub permissions screen in view mode
A view of hub permissions screen in edit mode

To add hub editors, select Edit () then enter the name(s) of the hub editor(s) you’d like to add in the search bar, select the right name(s), and select Add. Once you’ve added everyone you need to, select Save.

To remove hub editors, select Edit () then deselect the permissions for that user across the board. Select Save.

Hub-specific edit permissions can be granted to or removed at the user or group level.

Those with hub-specific edit permissions can create, customize, activate (via Publish), and make updates to the hub. Only product admins can deactivate the hub, if needed, to make it no longer visible to the rest of the company (see below).

Activate, update, or deactivate your hub

Activate via publish

When your hub is polished and ready to be seen by your entire company, it’s time to activate it by selecting Publish. Once you select Publish, everyone at your company will be able to access and view the hub from the top left of the navigation.

Note: Only site and product admins can activate the hub by publishing it.

When you opt to publish your company hub for the first time, this is the confirmation modal you see

Update

After the initial hub activation, hub editors can make updates anytime by selecting the hub from the navigation and selecting Edit (). As you make changes, those changes are saved automatically on your end. Once you’re ready to broadcast your hub update to the entire company, select Update.

Deactivate

To make it so that your hub is no longer visible to the entire company, you can select Deactivate hub from the More actions () menu. Then, select Confirm.

When you opt to deactivate your hub, this is the confirmation modal you see

Once a hub is deactivated, it will disappear from the navigation for non-admins and no longer be accessible to anyone that is not a hub editor.

Only product and site admins can deactivate the hub. The content of the formerly-active hub will be saved and it can be re-activated anytime via Publish.

 

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