Learn about the differences between the Server and Cloud versions of Scroll Viewport.
Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud only supports the Help Center theme – which means the WebHelp theme or custom themes can't be migrated.
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|Custom Domain||The site can be accessed through a specified, custom domain.|
|Domain path segment||The site can be accessed at a specified path (leading slash required). For example, if you enter /my-viewport the viewport is available at http://www.example.com/my-viewport.|
The Viewport site on Confluence Cloud will by default available under:
The path segment can be changed to a custom name.
|Page Path Construction|
A page path can be constructed in two different ways:
Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud offers the Flat Page Path as the only option currently.
We believe that in Help Centers it's likely that pages are moved in the hierarchy or renamed. In the Hierarchical Path Construction this would break existing shared links. In the Flat Path Construction, however, even URLs of pages with an outdated page title are still resolved correctly as they are identified by their id.
|URL Redirects||Functionality to defining permanent and temporary redirect from one URL to another.|
|Authentication||The site can only be accessed through a login.|
To restrict access to your site on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud you can currently choose from two authentication methods: access tokens and Single Sign-On.
|Restrictions||Restricted pages are not accessible by anonymous users.||If the page isn't visible for the app user of Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud the page won't be picked you during the site generation process and therefor won't be published to the site. The page still can be previewed through the article preview over the byline icon.|
|Automated update||Content between Confluence and the Viewport site is automatically updated after e.g. editing the page or changing the theme configuration.||In Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud you control exactly when you want to publish your content to the web.|
|Manual update||Content between Confluence and the Viewport site can be manually be updated.|
|Site preview||The configured Viewport can be previewed before they are published to the web.||In Scroll Viewport for Confluence Server this is limited to the Viewport configurations with the draft mode. Content changes are immediately published to the web once they are saved.|
In Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud after the Viewport Site has been generated, the user can preview the Viewport configurations as well as the content changes before publishing the content to the web.
|Preview report||The preview report shows possible issues with the generated Viewport site, like missing attachments on pages or unsupported macros. It lists the issues along with the Confluence pages that are affected by them.|
|Blog posts||Blog posts get published to the Viewport site.|
|Pages||Pages do get published to the Viewport site.||All within a space are published to the Viewport site if they are accessible for the App user.|
|Attachments||Attachments of pages are published to the Viewport site.||All attachments which are part of a page are published to the Viewport site.|
|Redirect||Redirects to a defined URL if the page is entered via the Viewport.|
To set up redirects for your help center articles on Cloud, please use the Redirect option in your Site Settings.
|Meta-tag||Adds common meta tags to a Viewport site.|
|Viewport Form Macros||Displays an HTML form which sends the values to a predefined email if it is submitted.|
|Viewport Tabs||Displays content in tabs optimized for a Viewport.|
|WebHelp theme||The WebHelp theme is a default theme which can be customized by editing the code of the theme.|
|Help Center theme||The Help Center theme is a default theme which can be configured by editing a settings file.||In Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud you get a UI to edit the settings for the theme instead of a text file.|
|Custom developed themes||Themes which contains custom code.|
If the Help Center theme on Cloud doesn't fit your needs, please feel free to reach out via email@example.com.
We would like to hear from you and learn more about your requirements!
|Download a theme||Download the theme code or configuration as a plugin JAR.|
|Install a theme||Upload a theme plugin JAR as a new app to make it available for Scroll Viewport.|
|Copy/save a theme||Copy or saving a theme to reuse the configurations for other Viewport sites.|
Help Center Theme
|Custom CSS||Customize the theme by injecting custom CSS into the theme.|
|Custom JS||Customize the theme by injecting custom JS into the theme.|
|Cookie Notice Heading||Defining a custom heading for you cookie notice.|
|Categories||Group the spaces which are part of the help center into different categories and define a main category which is shown initially while the others are accessible by a dropdown item.|
Setting on Server: portal.category.*
Group into categories
Filter by categories
On Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud it's possible to group your spaces into different categories. These categories will show up in your portal page but are not accessible or selectable via a dropdown menu.
|Tile Size||Choose between different sizes of the tiles on your portal page.|
Setting on Server: portal.layout
|Space Home Page|
|Topic tile with image||Top level pages with an excerpt macro on it which contains an image, do show the image on the space home page if the topic tiles are selected as a setting.|
|Topic list max items||Defining the maximum shown pages of a topic lists.|
|Blog as news source|
Setting the source for the news section to the blog, so that always the latest three blog posts are shown.
|Drilldown Page tree|
Beside the accordion there is a drilldown page tree type for the navigation in the article page.
|Theme-optimized display of Content by Label macro|
Content by label macro are optimized for a "related articles" section on articles.
On Server/Data Center
|Search filter||Filter your search results by content sources / spaces||This feature is not currently available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Server/DC, but will come to Server/DC.|
|Search is versions and variants aware||The search do respect the selected version and variant if Scroll Versions and the Scroll Search is activated|
|Exclude user group from Google tracking||Set a user group name to exclude those users from being tracked by Google Analytics to ensure a better tracking result.|
|Exclude version picker on specific variant||Define a standalone variant where the version picker will be hidden in the theme, if the variant is chosen. This is mostly used for variants where the variant doesn't have versions, like "cloud".|
|Scroll PDF Export|
Enables a PDF export button for article pages so users can export the pages from the Help Center with a given template.
|This feature is not currently available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud, but will be available on Cloud in the future.|
|Scroll PDF Exporter||Able to start a Scroll PDF Export via a Scroll Viewport site.|
|Scroll Versions||A Viewport theme can display a version and variant picker and is aware if versions are published.||On Cloud, publishing of versioned content can be enabled with the Scroll Documents integration.|
|Scroll Translations||A Viewport theme can display a language picker for the different languages available in Scroll Translations.||On Cloud, publishing of translated content can be enabled with the upcoming Translations for Scroll Documents integration.|
|Comala Document Management||The Viewport will respect the status of the workflow state of a page.|
A Viewport site can also be created with a Scroll Document as a content source.
Viewport will only display the versions and/or variants that are selected for the site. If more than one variant or version is selected, a version picker and/or variant picker is displayed in the header
|Variants for Scroll Documents||A Viewport site can also be created with a Scroll Document and displays a version picker for the versions of that document. Also the Viewport site is aware of which versions should be published to the web.|
|Scroll ImageMap||Allow using image maps in a Viewport.|
|Orderly Databases||Orderly macros embedded on Confluence pages will show in Viewport articles.|
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If it's still unclear about which deployment is right for you, reach out to us via firstname.lastname@example.org.