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Anyone with a valid Smithsonian network account can create an account in this Confluence.

1. Create a page in your Personal Space

  • Navigate to your personal space by clicking on your avatar in the upper right corner of this page and choosing personal space
  • Click Create... and select Blank Page to create your first page.
    • If you don't click the ellipses (...) but only click Create, it will default to a blank page
    • If you click the ellipses you can choose which page type (template) you'd like to use. See Types of pages
  • New pages are created as children of the page you are currently viewing.
    • If you don't like where your page ended up in the site hierarchy, you can move it later (see below under "Organizing your site's pages").

2. Add sections to your page

  • Click Edit to enter the Confluence editor
  • Use the page layouts feature in the formatting bar to structure your content using sections and columns.
  • You can manually add text, images, etc. to each section or you can use Macros to embed files, Tables of Contents or File lists into your page.
    • Click the Insert icon (+ sign) on the formatting bar to see a list of common content types (images, links, etc)

3. Add content from elsewhere in your site using macros

  • When editing your page click the Insert icon (+ sign) on the formatting bar and select "Other Macros" to add macros for navigation, special formatting and other media.

On this page:

More information and how-to guides

3. Organize your site's pages

Here are some tips for organizing your content.

  • Change the page order

The sidebar on the left displays your pages in a hierarchy. If you have Space Administrator permissions you can click "Space Tools" > "Reorder Pages" to move pages around.

  • Add labels

Labels help keep pages organized and make it easier for you to find the information you need. Click "Labels" at the bottom of a page to add or edit. The "Related pages" section on this page uses labels too!

  • Make templates

Standardize and speed up the page creation process with templates. You can create and format a template with page layouts, standard headings and instructional text for hints and guidelines. Check out our sample page on "Making a template"