The Confluence search enables you to find content fast and targeted - even in very big intranet systems.

The search combines various techniques to offer the best results.


Searched types of content

Confluence will browse the whole existing intranet content: pages, page titles, comments, and even all the proprietary file formats in your intranet like Excel, PDF, Word, and PPT files.


Filter your results

The Confluence search offers various filters:

  • by author
  • by space
  • by last change (with various additional parameters)
  • by type of content (all content, pages, news, attachements, spaces, comments, users, microposts, calendars, questions, answers)

Parameters for a more fine grained search

Additional search parameters like "OR" and "NOT" offer a more fine grained search. For more information, Confluence offers a native help system (question mark).


Confluence will sort the results by relevance based on various idicators (keywords in titles, frequence of keywords, user recommendations, etc.).


Confluence will index all saved content. Within minutes, new content will be findable by the search.

Adding Confluence as a search provider

If you are using Firefox or Internet Explorer 7 or later, you can add your Confluence site as a search provider, using the dropdown menu next to the browser's search box.

The example below shows the 'Extranet' Confluence site offered for inclusion as a search engine in the browser's search box.

Adding your Confluence site to your browser's search box

Further documentation and info

Official documentation of Confluence search


Linchpin Intranet Features

Requirements for an Intranet solution

The following pages allow you to learn more about the requirements that are set at modern Intranet Solutions and how we address these with our Confluence-based Intranet "LINCHPIN".

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