Tag Archives: intranets

Space gardeners for Linchpin intranets, Atlassian Confluence, and company wikis

Most wiki-based content systems in organizations share certain challenges with regards to quality of content and structure. As such, some of our customers ask us, how they should administer content on Linchpin? While a wiki or wiki-based intranet gives enterprises the freedom they need for modern collaboration by enabling any team member to create content within the system quickly and easily, it can have its downsides. Here we look at how to get around them.

Linchpin Theme 2.13: Hide dashboard features, more flexible design customization, audit log integration, and more

Linchpin dashboard with a custom image background

With Linchpin Theme you can easily customize Confluence to fit your unique company design, no coding required. Not only can you customize your Confluence instance theme, but also your Confluence-based extranet systems or even give individual spaces in your instances their own design. Using Linchpin Theme in this way helps you to better visually integrate Confluence into your existing tool landscape. Our development team has just delivered Linchpin Theme Version 2.13. In this article we’ll take a look at the new features this version has to offer.

Linchpin Navigation Menus 2.7: Extended flyout menus, icons for menu items and much more

Navigation menus are an important requirement for customers who use corporate intranets. However, the standard version of Confluence doesn’t offer many options that give you control over your navigation menus. This is where the Linchpin Navigation Menus app (previously called the Navigation Menu Editor) comes into play. It adds this much-needed functionality to Confluence, and along with the other central components of the Linchpin intranet suite, it extends Confluence to be a complete corporate intranet.

Linchpin Theme 2.12: New teaser options, improved design, enhanced system integration

The app Linchpin Theme allows you adapt the look of your Confluence instance, Confluence-based intranet and extranet systems, or individual areas with individual themes and customization options without the need for re-programming. Here’s an overview of the improvements and new features made in version 2.12 of Linchpin Theme.

Top ten apps for Confluence that help your organization

Confluence is hugely valuable and once you have started using it it’s hard to imagine  going back to a time before Confluence. However, the more actively it is used, the more often teams will request specialized functions. We’ve listed our top ten apps that help teams and organizations work together more efficiently and effectively.

Content design for wikis: Customization options for ease of use

Customizing your design - teaser boxes make information stand out

A fundamental factor for the success of an enterprise wiki’s introduction is design optimization. This includes fine-tuning of the wiki’s online appearance, usability and navigation controls. In addition to this, guidelines (or templates) must be created for the actual wiki content to support productive and efficient work. This post covers the content design aspects most important to a company’s new wiki.

Moving to Confluence Data Center is a job only half-done

This is a guest post from Levente Szabo. Growth introduces new kind of inevitable challenges in every business. As an organization grows, the meaning of “business as usual” evolves. Processes and methods change, disrupting everyday life for teams across departments. But scaling up to a software solution like Atlassian Data Center is only half of the battle. Here’s what else you need to consider.