News for Confluence Cloud

Data security and privacy

No customer data is stored externally by this app - all data is stored as custom content and app properties within each Confluence Cloud site where it is installed.

App lifecycle data (information about when the app is installed, enabled, disabled or uninstalled) is stored outside of the application. However, no other usage data is collected by the app.

Terms of Use

Chief Technology Solutions grants you a limited, worldwide, non-exclusive, non-transferable and non-sublicensable license to install News for Confluence Cloud from the Atlassian Marketplace only on a Confluence Cloud instance controlled by you.

The software is provided free of charge "as is", without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement.

You may not modify, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the Marketplace Product in whole or in part, or create any derivative works from or sublicense any rights in News for Confluence Cloud, unless otherwise expressly authorized in writing by Chief Technology Solutions.

Tips for using News for Confluence Cloud

How to feature a post

Feature posts by clicking the 'star' icon on the post:

The featured post may take a few moments to appear on the News page, while Confluence updates its search index.

Note: News for Confluence Cloud respects access permissions, so users can only see content they are entitled to see.

How to include an image in a blogpost

Simply attach or link to image in your post - News for Confluence Cloud will use the first image in the post. To learn about how to attach or link to images from the Web in a blogpost, see Display Files and Images.

How to restrict who can feature posts on the News page

By default, all users can feature posts. You can restrict using a whitelist of usernames who can feature posts.

The whitelist is set via the app configuration page for News for Confluence Cloud:

Note: Only users with Confluence administration permissions can set this restriction.

How to disable the News link

You can disable the link to the News page that appears by default in the top navigation bar.

Access this setting via the app configuration page for News for Confluence Cloud:

Note: Only users with Confluence administration permissions can set this restriction.

How to use as a theme

News for Confluence Cloud can be used as a theme within a space and replaces the standard space homepage. See Apply a Theme to a Space.

Once applied as a theme, if you are a Confluence administrator you can also then set this space as your 'Site Homepage' to replace the default dashboard with the News page. See Configuring the Site Homepage.

Known issues

Stretched images - Fixed as of 28th April, 2019

News for Confluence Cloud currently uses a Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) feature that automatically resizes the feature image to fit the tile, even if it has to stretch the image. Unfortunately users found that small images appeared stretched and pixelated when this effect was applied, which is not ideal. An enhancement to address this issue was deployed on 28th April, 2019.

How to blog in Confluence

Some recommended reading to help you get the most out of blogging in Confluence Cloud:

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