Now that you have seen how the menus work, you are ready to start creating content in Confluence. Let's begin by adding a new space.

To set up a new global space, you require the Create Space permission. Create Space is one of the global permissions that can be assigned by a Confluence administrator. See Security or contact a Confluence administrator for more information.

To create a new global space:

  1. Click the Add Space link located above the list of spaces on the Dashboard.
  2. The Create Space screen appears. Enter the following information about your new space:
    • Space Name: Type a name for the space. Note that space names do not have to be unique.
    • Space Key: Type a simple key to identify your space (A-Z, a-z, 0-9). This key is a shorthand name for the space, used when linking content between spaces, for web URLs and for reports.
      For example, a Development space might have a space key of 'DEV'.
      The space key must be unique within the entire Confluence site.
    • Permissions: Leave the default settings or choose to allow only yourself to view or contribute content to this space.
      A space administrator can change the permissions at any time after creating the space.
    • Theme: Select a theme for your space.
      A space administrator can change the theme later too.
  3. Click the OK button.
  4. The home page for your new space is displayed.
    Note: Your home page will automatically contain any default space content as defined by your Confluence administrator.
  5. Click OK.

Next, you can start adding pages to your space.

What is a space?
A space is an area within Confluence, containing your wiki pages. You can think of each space as a sub-site, or mini-site, each with its own home page. You are looking at a space right now, called the Demonstration Space.

How many spaces should I create?
That depends on how you are planning to use Confluence. For example, if you are going to use Confluence for your intranet, you may want to create one space per department. If you want to use Confluence to write technical documentation, you could create one space per product.



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