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It’s probably no surprise that Atlassian uses Confluence to everything. I estimate that at least 75% of the business content I interact with on a daily basis resides in our internal Confluence instance. All the projects I’m working on…the blog posts I’m writing….the meeting notes I take…the goals my boss wants me to accomplish…the company’s sales numbers. All of these reside inside of Confluence.

Why use Personal Lables?

So with this much important content residing Confluence, how do I organise and manage it all? The simple answer: personal labels.
Many times I can quickly find the Confluence content I need using Quick Navigation. But sometimes I forget the name someone else gave to a page. For example, I keep searching for a page called “Customer Prospects” but the page is really called “Pending Clients.” Goodness knows why someone used that name but, with private labels, I can label the page however I’d like.

How Do Personal Labels Work?

Adding your personal label to a page or blog post is simple:

  1. First go to the page that you want to label.
  2. Click the ‘Add Labels‘ link beside ‘Labels‘.
    This will open up a form with an input field and a list of ‘suggested labels‘.
  3. An input field will open below the existing labels. If available, it will also show you a list of ‘suggested labels‘.
  4. To add a new personal label, type it in using the format ‘my:label‘.
    (You can enter more than one label, separated by commas.)
  5. Click ‘Add‘ to add the label.

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To go back and navigate your personal labels, just go to the dropdown menu under your name and select “personal labels.” You’ll then see all your personal labels displayed.
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