This is a guest post by Jimmy Lundström, CEO of RefinedWiki, one of Atlassian’s official partners. This post highlights the new features shipped in the latest release of RefinedWiki Original Theme, a plugin which enhances the user interface and functionality of Confluence.
RefinedWiki Original Theme 3.1 for Atlassian’s Confluence is a massive release packed with many new features and improvements for both end users and admins. This blog post covers the highlights of the release.
Create Beautiful Blogs Your Customers will Love
Move over WordPress, there’s a new blogging platform in town. The combination of Confluence and RefinedWiki Original Theme 3.1 enables you to create beautiful blog posts designed to impress your customers. RefinedWiki‘s new blog mode transforms your Confluence space blog into a “real” external blog in terms of behavior and design. The look and feel makes sharing posts with Twitter, Facebook and Google just a click away. You can even access space blogs through the new namespace: www.yourwiki.com/blog.
Find previous blogs, fast
The latest release even improves blog post navigation with a new calendar, as well as, next and previous buttons. Learning more form your blog could not be any easier for your customers.
Stay updated about what’s newsworthy
The News macro displays the latest published blog posts, making it easy to stay up to date about what’s most newsworthy.
With the latest improvements to the News macro, users can view those blogs immediately thanks to a new preview popup. Staying up to date about the latest and greatest could not be any easier.
Improve Content Management with Categories
At the core of RefinedWiki Original Theme is Confluence’s Space Category. Similar to labels for pages and blogs, you can tag a Space with a category to better organize your Spaces. With RefinedWiki, your Space Categories make up your global top-navigation, so accessing your content is easy. There are three major category improvements in this release.
1. Category and Space logos in dropdown menus
Visualize your Spaces and categories with logos. It’s like giving your Space name a face.
2. More Categories, No Problem
Regardless of the number of categories you have, you can keep your top-navigation organized and manageable. An automatic horizontal scroll will appear when you have more categories than the width of your screen will allow.
3. Dynamic dropdown menus
The size of the drop down will adjust to the number of subcategories and spaces in each category.
Always Stay Updated from Any Page
The Confluence activity stream is now accessible from any page in Confluence. If you ever want to learn about the latest changes in Confluence, you can check the site’s activity stream without leaving the current page – just type the keyboard shortcut ‘shift + a’.
Improved admin UI
In the latest release, the admin UI is more solid and consistent.
All item sorting and Space Category management is as simple as drag and drop. Content management could not be any easier.
See it in Action!
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Starter License Holders can get the RefinedWiki Original Theme for just $10
The Original Theme is available in English, French, Dutch, German and Spanish. RefinedWiki has over 1 300 customers in more than 60 countries.
Note: Original Theme is a commercial plugin, also available free for non-profit organizations.
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