Think of a space as the container that holds all the important stuff a team, group, or project needs to work. Each space has its own pages, blog, and files.

Each space also has an overview, which is the first page you'll see when you visit the space. You can edit the overview—just like other pages—and add shortcuts to the sidebar to help people navigate their way around your space.


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Spaces can't be nested—you can't have a space within a space—but you can use labels to categorize spaces. Spaces with the same label will appear together in the the space directory.

Inside the space, you can nest pages and create as many levels of hierarchy as you need. When talking about nested pages, we often refer to "child" pages, which are pages that are nested below another page, also called the "parent" page.

Each space's blog lets you share news and make announcements. Blog posts help keep people involved in what's going on in your team or project. There's no need (or way) to arrange blog posts within a space, as they're arranged in date order—just post and it'll appear in the right spot under Blog in the sidebar.



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You can set different levels of access for each space, and the pages and blogs within it, using Permissions and Restrictions.

 

There are two main ways to view spaces in Confluence:

  • Spaces navigation menu – Get to spaces you’ve recently visited and starred.



  • The space directory – Click Spaces in the Confluence navigation, and click View all spaces for a list of all the spaces you have permission to see. Filter the list of spaces by either typing in the Filter field or selecting from the categories on the left.


The spaces list macro allows you to display a list of spaces on a Confluence page, and lets you filter them by category.

After navigating to a space, click Space Settings.

From the Sidebar Configuration tab, you can determine which content types display in the sidebar. You can do this for your overview, blog, and any add-on content types, such as questions or calendars. 

Add important content to your sidebar using space shortcuts.


You can link to pages in the space, other related spaces, or relevant external web content as well as reorder the shortcuts as needed.