Community Forums for Confluence Server and DC

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I hide the New Topic button, search bar, and filters?

To hide the New Topic button, search bar, and filters in a particular space, follow the following steps:

Users must have administration permissions to hide these features.
  1. Select the Space that contains Community Forums.

  2. Click on the Space Tools button, and choose Look and Feel from the menu. Select Stylesheet.

  3. Choose Edit to edit the stylesheet, enter #forumSearchForm{display:none;}, and save the changes.

To hide the New Topic button, search bar, and filters globally (in all spaces and pages of your Confluence instance), follow the following steps:

  1. Click on the Confluence Administration icon.

  2. Locate the Look and Feel section of the right-hand menu and select Stylesheet.

  3. Choose Edit to edit the stylesheet, enter #forumSearchForm{display:none;}, and save the changes.

To hide the New Topic button:

  1. Place the CSS Stylesheet macro (a Content Formatting Macro) in the page that contains Community Forums.

  2. Insert #add-new-forum-topic-button {display:none;} in the body of the CSS Stylesheet macro.

Can I migrate Community Forums topics to Confluence Questions?

Our Community Forums app uses Confluence pages, while the Questions app stores questions as different entity objects. Community Forum topics will be retained as Confluence pages after your Community Forums license expires, as they would with normal Confluence Pages. Questions is slightly different and only provides access while you hold a valid license. Both products are great for their purpose, and it depends on which will best meet your organization’s needs.

There is currently no easy way to migrate forum topics to Confluence Questions, because they are handled differently within Confluence, and Atlassian has not yet provided an easy way to migrate pages into Confluence Questions. Atlassian is currently evaluating the introduction of a Rest API for Questions, as outlined in the Questions for Confluence FAQ.

If migrating your pages into Questions is a matter of urgency, you can contact our sales team, who would be happy to discuss this as a professional services engagement.

This app has a known issue when exporting a Confluence page to PDF. See our Export to PDF page for more details.