The Custom Dashboards plugin for Confluence is the simplest solution to create custom dashboards in Confluence. It allows you to replace the default global dashboard with your custom one. It even enables you to have team dashboards or personal dashboards. The plugin also includes macros for displaying the popular pages, a beautiful weather widget or the daily Dilbert strip on your custom dashboard.
Go to Browse > Confluence Admin > Configuration > Dashboard Configuration to configure your filter rules. Filter rules define which dashboard needs to be displayed for which user when he clicks on a dashboard link anywhere within Confluence. Each filter rule is specified by the following information:
The priority of the filter rule. The priority is used to determine the order the filter rules should be processed. The priority is only important if you define more than one filter rule. A lower value means a higher priority.
Which content to show as your dashboard. Choose one of the following options:
Enable Show content always as dashboard to render wiki pages as dashboards as well, without edit button, comments, etc.
You can restrict filter rules to either all users or a specific set of users and/or groups. Choose All Users if you want the rule to apply to all users or choose Restrict to and define the users and/or groups for which the rule should be applied to. Check Anonymous users if the restriction should also affect anonymous users.
Use the following configuration to display a wiki page instead of the default dashboard for all users:
To create different dashboards for different teams you need to define a filter rule for every team:
To allow personal dashboards set the site homepage as dashboard location. With this configuration the plugin tries to use the user's personal site homepage if configured. Otherwise the plugin reverts back to the global site homepage.
You can also use the Custom Dashboards plugin to limit access to the default dashboard. E.g. the following configuration restricts the access of the default dashboard for anonymous users by redirecting them to another wiki page:
Use the Popular Pages macro to display the most popular pages of the last 7 days as list. It allows you to display the same content as shown on the right side of the default dashboard of Confluence.
|Max Results||10||The maximum number of results to display.|
|Hide Header||false||Allows you to hide the header of the table.|
Use the Dilbert macro to display the daily Dilbert strip on your dashboard and make your employees smile in the morning.
|Width||None - Maximum width will be used.||Width of the Dilbert strip in pixels. Leave blank for maximum width.|
Use the Forecast macro to display a beautiful weather widget in Confluence. Choose whether you want to display the current weather with or without a daily forecast.
|City Name||None - No name will be displayed in header.||Name of the city displayed in header. Leave blank for no name.|
|Latitude||-||Latitude of the city.|
|Longitude||-||Longitude of the city.|
|Display Mode||currentWeatherWithDailyForecast||Choose whether to display the current weather with or without a daily forecast. Valid values are:
|Units||us||Choose between the following units:
|Text Color||#333333||Color of all the text in the widget.|
|Bar Color||#333333||Color of the bars in the widget.|
|Animated Skycons||true||Enable to display animated skycons.|
|Hide Header||false||Enable to hide the header of the widget.|