Last week we revealed the truth about wikis, busting 14 wiki myths. Today we take a look at 10 reasons why you should use a wiki, one in particular, Confluence.

10 Reasons to Use a Wiki

What is a Wiki? Get More Done, Together#1 Get More Done, Together

Get the best people on the right tasks and produce better overall results by letting everyone contribute.

Break down information silos between teams, departments, and individuals – it’s crowd-sourcing for your organization.


What is a Wiki? Rich Content Editor#2 Anyone Can Contribute

Anyone can put content online, quickly and securely – just click ‘Edit’ and start typing.

A rich content editor does the work for you with Autocomplete, Autoformatting, Autoconvert, and shortcuts for everything.


What is a Wiki? Connect People#3 Connect People and Content

Bringing the right people into the work and discussions taking place in Confluence is easy.

Share content in seconds and @mention teammates in any page, blog post, or comment.


What is a Wiki? Capture Knowledge#4 Capture Knowledge, Forever

Capture the tacit knowledge of your co-workers, often trapped in email, in Confluence where it’s never lost.

Instant and familiar, engage everyone and encourage collaboration with Quick Comments and Likes.


What is a Wiki? Content Discovery#5 Discover What’s Popular

Confluence makes sure you won’t miss another important conversation again.

With a live ‘Popular’ content stream and weekly email summaries you’ll never lose touch of what’s trending in your company.


What is a Wiki? Find Content#6 Find Content, Fast

Quick Navigation and Search makes sure you find what you’re looking for, fast.

Start typing and watch Confluence suggest pages, blogs, files, and people.


What is a Wiki? Permissions#7 Keep Private Parts, Private

Confluence meets the demands of the enterprise environment by keeping your content safe and secure.

Permissions at the Global, Space, and Page level give you the flexibility to decide exactly who can view and edit content.


What is a Wiki? Office and SharePoint Integration#8 Connect to Microsoft

Combine powerful free-form content creation and collaboration with the document management and workflow strengths of SharePoint and Office.

Get up-and-running quickly with out-of-the-box integration with Active Directory for user management and authentication.


What is a Wiki? Customize Confluence#9 Easy to Customize & Brand

You can add custom wiki themes to Confluence with add-ons like RefinedWiki and Zen Foundation.

Create customized designs and brand Confluence to match your corporate style with RefinedWiki’s Original Theme.

More than a theme, Zen makes Confluence ideal for all users. Expand your audience with complete branding, advanced design tools, drag-and-drop layouts, navigation, and drafts.

What is a Wiki? Extend Confluence

#10 Extend with Add-ons

Customize Confluence with custom wiki themesenhanced support for technical documentation, application connectors, content importers, and more.

Browse the Atlassian Marketplace and find add-ons that extend functionality and connect Confluence to other enterprise tools.

Need More Convincing?

Wiki champion? Need to convince the ‘others’ that the wiki way is the right way? We’ve got your back. Watch  ’10 Reasons to Use a WIki’ and share it with your team.

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