Confluence Wiki and the Pains of Theming

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Note: I was just introduced to confluence a few weeks ago, so there may be better ways to do all this. This is just what I have found as a newb confluence admin who has experience theming  other apps.

Confluence is the enterprise wiki designed to “make it easy for you and your team to share information with each other, and with the world”. And, we have decided to set up an installation fro PCC. Eventually, it will live at and allow for better documentation and collaboration between departments. At least, that is the plan…

Right now, I am just trying to skin the thing. There seem to give you a dozen options to do this (Themes, Colour Scheme, Layouts, Stylesheet, Global Logo, Custom HTML, Plugins….), but each has it’s own issues. And even the documentation is sporadic.

Maybe, I am just spoiled by Automattic’s documentation for WordPress.

Best Solution?

So far, the best advice came from this blog post that talks about building/rebuilding a theme plugin.

Here is my current workflow:

And then repeat 4-6 each time you make a chance.

Note that the plugin info seems to be cached. If you want to change the version # or plugin description, you will need to remove and then re-upload the plugin.

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