NOTE: This suggestion is for Confluence Server. Using Confluence Cloud? See the corresponding suggestion.
The dashboard is a terrible frontpage for the site. It's too busy, and everyone says "What the hell's a dashboard?" Most of the content on the dashboard is far too demanding for a novice user, and especially for someone who is visiting the site for the first time.
Confluence needs a less-cluttered "home page" consisting of:
1) The usual top-content of title, nav buttons, etc.
2) A left-hand sidebar of configurable content
3) A content area with the site welcome message at the top, and then a large-format (title and summary/truncated description) list of available spaces.
When we have lists, the spaces that appear on the homepage should be configurable as a list. Maybe we could also build a left-hand nav menu out of lists?
This homepage becomes the default / for the site. Global admin and per-user prefs can override this as before.
- is related to
CONFSERVER-208 Customisable dashboard with portlets
- Gathering Interest
- relates to
CONFCLOUD-2460 Home Page