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Best Practices

The Help Center theme displays content from your spaces and takes your Confluence formatting into account. To ensure the best experience for users, make sure all space content is in place and formatted correctly.

General Utility

  • Include internal or external links anywhere: If you want to link to internal (meaning Confluence pages) or external pages from help center elements that usually link to a page (for example space tiles, page tree entries, pinned pages), consider placing a Viewport Redirect macro on them.


  • Do not use page Heading 1 style: In the Help Center theme, page titles display in the (HTML) Heading 1 style, so when creating content in Confluence, use the styles Heading 2 - Heading 6. Heading 1 displays in the same style as the page title.
  • Make sure every heading is followed by content: A heading should always introduce new content. This means after a heading there should be at least one paragraph before the following heading. This improves the reading flow of your and the HTML structure of your content–both of which positively affect the search engine optimization of the page.
  • Do not link headings: As mentioned above, a heading introduces new content. This is why you should avoid linking headings to other pages. Rather, write a paragraph and link from there.
  • Images should have a title and alt text: An image doesn't explain itself in most of the cases. This is why it is important to add a title which puts the image into context and an alt text which describes the image. The latter is also very important for users using screen readers since they can't see the actual image. They still need the information about what's displayed in the image. This will also improve the search engine optimization of the page. Alt text and titles can be added to an image using the image settings in the Confluence editor.
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