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Topics are tags that you use to categorize questions, providing structure and navigation opportunities.
Topics are created when you ask a question. You can remove a topic from your own questions or add more topics at any time. Sometimes, adding a more relevant topic can help get a useful answer to a question.
Every question must have at least one topic. This ensures there are no orphaned questions in your site.
Popular, featured, and suggested topics
Featured and popular topics appear when you ask a question. You can choose one of these topics, or start typing a topic.
Where possible, it is a good idea to use a suggested topic, as this indicates there are already other questions in the same topic. The suggested topic might also be watched by an expert.
For example, if you have a question about printing and type “Print,” Confluence could suggest “Printer” as a topic, which means there are already questions under that topic. As a result, you'll be more likely to get an answer if you choose “Printer” instead of creating a new topic for “Print” or “Printing.”
Featured topics appear more prominently on the topics and question pages. Edit a topic to make it featured.
You can watch a topic to be notified when a new question is added. This is a great way to keep informed about what is going on in your site.
To watch a topic:
Make sure you are logged in.
Go to Questions > Topics.
Choose Watch next to any topics you wish to be notified about.
See all questions for a topic
To view all questions for a topic, select the topic in an existing question or go to Questions > Topics and find it in the list.
Edit a topic to:
Add a description explaining the purpose of the topic
Add a logo to make the topic recognizable
Make it a featured topic
If you have Confluence Administrator permissions, you can also create and delete topics.
You can't change the name of a topic. One workaround is to create a new topic, re-tag all questions, and then ask an administrator to remove the old topic. A topic must have no questions or watchers to be removed.
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