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Linchpin Theme - Documentation

Create an individual theme for your Confluence and Linchpin


How to update from "Linchpin Theme Plugin - Enterprise 1.0.0" to "Linchpin Theme Plugin"

The Linchpin Theme Plugin -Enterprise reached end of live and has been fully integrated into the new Linchpin Theme Plugin (up from 2.3.0)!

In order to migrate/update your "Linchpin Theme Plugin - Enterprise" to the new addon, please follow the steps below:

  • De-install your "Linchpin Theme Plugin - Enterprise“ add-on via UPM
  • Update your "Linchpin Theme Plugin - Standard" (this add-on was automatically installed with the "Linchpin Theme Plugin - Enterprise“ add-on) to v2.4.1 via UPM
  • De-install your "Linchpin Theme Plugin - Standard" and install the new "Linchpin Theme Plugin“ v2.3.0 from the Atlassian Marketplace

Of course all your data won't get lost!

Build Your Own Theme

Adapt your Corporate Design

Add your corporate logo, change the color of several buttons, links, and headlines, and create your very personal theme.

Choose Linchpin Theme Plugin as your Site Theme


Make sure the linchpin Theme Plugin is selected in your configuration

As an admin, click on Confluence Administration > General configuration. Under LOOK AND FEEL click on Themes and then select the Linchpin Theme Plugin as your default site theme.

Easy and quick configuration

Linchpin theme configuration

Click on >Configure< to start editing your theme. The Linchpin theme configuration page gives you a good overview of all features you can modify by using this plugin. You will be given a range of options to klick on and open the respective menu in order to get a more detailed description and see all of your choices.


Pick a dashboard

You can choose between two different dashboard modes and adjust the width of the right column of the standard Confluence dashboard.


Click on the >Upload file< button and insert a logo of your choice. Then decide whether you want it to be placed on the far left or right side of your header. Furthermore, adjust the height of the header, pick a background color or upload a header background image and label your intranet.


Adapt your color

The main menu is positioned below your header and your settings in this section will not affect any other settings within Confluence. You can pick a specific color for your menu background which will have no impact on the look of your create-buttons.

Please note that this feature is only available if you have the Navigation Menu Editor installed.

Buttons and links

Buttons can be individually configured. There are two different types of buttons: the create button which adds a page or a post and the primary buttons which are used for important actions in your intranet. Edit the button colors as well as the hover-color. In addition, you can adjust the global link color which will impact all major links.


Edit content elements

On top you find a selection of editable headlines concerning their color including the page headline. Despite the background , hover, and text color of the "back to top"-button you are also able to change the color of the various panels such as the information or warning panel.

Linchpin sidebar


Integrated sidebar

The Linchpin sidebar comes integrated with the LTP. You can pick between two different styles and your specific corporate color for the tab background, the icons, and the active tab icon. You will find the Linchpin sidebar on the far right side of your Confluence or Linchpin home page.


This section is concerned with the footer at the bottom of your Confluence or Linchpin. Adjust the colors of the background, footer headline, footer link, and footer text. You can also add up to four individual links which will be anchored in your footer.


Room for more individualization

At this point you can place your own custom CSS and JavaScript to add more specific features to your theme. Please notice that you use this option on your own risk.

Create a space layout


Select the Space layouts configuration

The Linchpin Theme Plugin gives you the option to set and use different layouts for spaces within a single Confluence instance. (Available since Linchpin Theme Plugin v2.3.0)




Create and add new space layouts

Type in a name for your new space layout and add it to your list of existing space layouts.




Edit your space layouts

Click the "edit"-button on the right of your list of existing space layouts. Then click on an item to open the respective menu in order to get all available options, known from the global theme. Space layouts nearly provide you all features of the global theme, except for global dashboard settings and custom CSS/JS. If you need to use custom CSS/JS for a specific space, you can place it in the global theme custom CSS/JS an use the body data attribute as selector to add the code to a space.


Assign new space layouts to an existing space within your Confluence

Start browsing for existing spaces by typing in letters into the search mask. Adequate search results (spaces) will appear immediately. Pick the space you were looking for and assign the chosen space layout to the space. You can assign several spaces to a space layout.



Disable Space Layouts feature

In order to prevent creating/assigning space layouts or to improve performance of the Linchpin Theme Plugin, you can remove this feature by disabling the listed modules.

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