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.

Features 

URL Settings

Legend(tick) – Available | (error) – Unavailable | (warning) – Partially available

NameDescriptionServer/Data CenterCloudDetails
Custom DomainThe site can be accessed through a specified, custom domain.(tick)(tick)
Domain path segmentThe 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.(tick)(warning)

The Viewport site on Confluence Cloud will by default available under:
https://<set-name>.scrollhelp.site/<path-segment-of-content-source>/

The path segment can be changed to a custom name.

Page Path Construction

A page path can be constructed in two different ways:

(tick)(warning)Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud offers the Flat Page Path currently as the only option. We believe that in Help Centers it's likely to move pages in the hierarchy or rename them. In the Hierarchical Path Construction this would break existing shared links while in the Flat Path Construction the page is identified by its id and the URL with an outdated page title still resolved correctly.
URL RedirectsFunctionality to defining permanent and temporary redirect from one URL to another.(tick)(error)This feature is not currently available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud, but will be available on Cloud in the future.

Access Control

NameDescriptionServer/Data CenterCloudDetails
AuthenticationThe site can only be accessed through a login. (tick)

IN PROGRESS

This feature is in progress for Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud.

VPC-4 - Authentication for Viewport sites Open

RestrictionsRestricted pages are not accessible by anonymous users.(tick)(tick)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.

Publishing Process

NameDescriptionServer/Data CenterCloudDetails
Automated updateContent between Confluence and the Viewport site is automatically updated after e.g. editing the page or changing the theme configuration.(tick)(error)In Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud you control exactly when you want to publish your content to the web.
Manual updateContent between Confluence and the Viewport site can be manually be updated.(error)(tick)
Site previewThe configured Viewport can be previewed before they are published to the web.(warning)(tick)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 reportThe 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.(error)(tick)
Blog postsBlog posts get published to the Viewport site.(tick)(error)

Blog posts are currently not in the scope for a Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud site.

VPC-64 - Support blog pages in viewport site Open

PagesPages do get published to the Viewport site.(tick)(tick)All within a space are published to the Viewport site if they are accessible for the App user.
AttachmentsAttachments of pages are published to the Viewport site.(tick)(tick)All attachments which are part of a page are published to the Viewport site.

Macros

NameDescriptionServer/Data CenterCloudDetails
RedirectRedirects to a defined URL if the page is entered via the Viewport.(tick)(error)

This feature is not currently available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud, but will be available on Cloud in the future.

VPC-55 - Redirect macro Open

Meta-tagAdds common meta tags to a Viewport site.(tick)(error)

This feature is not currently available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud, but will be available on Cloud in the future.

VPC-54 - Implement the meta-tag macro from server Open

Viewport Form MacrosDisplays an HTML form which sends the values to a predefined email if it is submitted.(tick)(error)
Viewport TabsDisplays content in tabs optimized for a Viewport.(tick)(error)

Viewport Themes 

NameDescriptionServer/Data CenterCloudDetails
WebHelp themeThe WebHelp theme is a default theme which can be customized by editing the code of the theme.(tick)(error)
Help Center themeThe Help Center theme is a default theme which can be configured by editing a settings file.(tick)(tick)In Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud you get a UI to edit the settings for the theme instead of a text file.
Custom developed themesThemes which contains custom code.(tick)(error)
Download a themeDownload the theme code or configuration as a plugin JAR.(tick)(error)
Install a themeUpload a theme plugin JAR as a new app to make it available for Scroll Viewport.(tick)(error)
Copy/save a themeCopy or saving a theme to reuse the configurations for other Viewport sites.(tick)(error)

This feature is not currently available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud, but will be available on Cloud in the future.

VPC-56 - Saving/copying a theme configuration Open

Help Center Theme 

NameDescriptionServer/Data CenterCloudDetails
Global
Custom CSSCustomize the theme by injecting custom CSS into the theme.(tick)(error)

This feature is not currently available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud, but will be available on Cloud in the future.

VPC-59 - Configure Cookie Notice heading Open

Custom JSCustomize the theme by injecting custom JS into the theme.(tick)(error)

This feature is not currently available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud, but will be available on Cloud in the future.

VPC-58 - Inject custom JS into the theme Open

Cookie Notice HeadingDefining a custom heading for you cookie notice.
Setting: cookieNotice.heading
(tick)(error)This feature is not currently available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud, but will be available on Cloud in the future.
Portal
CategoriesGroup 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.
Settings: portal.category.*
(tick)(error)

This feature is not currently available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud, but will be available on Cloud in the future.

VPC-56 - Saving/copying a theme configuration Open

Tile LayoutChoose between a normal and a compact view of the tiles.
Setting: portal.layout
(tick)(error)

This feature is not currently available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud, but will be available on Cloud in the future.

VPC-61 - Compact layout for portal content source tile Open

Space Home Page
Topic tile with imageTop 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.(tick)(error)

This feature is not currently available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud, but will be available on Cloud in the future.

VPC-63 - Show images on topic tiles on space home page Open

Topic list max itemsDefining the maximum shown pages of a topic lists.
Setting: spaceHomePage.topicType.list.maxItems
(tick)(error)

This feature is not currently available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud, but will be available on Cloud in the future.

VPC-62 - Define limit for list items on topics Open

Blog as news source

Setting the source for the news section to the blog, so that always the latest three blog posts are shown.

Setting: spaceHomePage.news.source
(tick)(error)

This feature is not currently available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud, but will be available on Cloud in the future.

VPC-65 - Blog pages as news source in space home page Open

Article Page
Drilldown Page tree

Beside the accordion there is a drilldown page tree type for the navigation in the article page.

Setting: article.pageTreeType
(tick)(error)
Move Content by Label macro to sidebar

By activating the setting the content by label macro is moved to the right sidebar below the table of content. This is used to have a "related article" section.

Setting: article.moveContentByLabelToSidebar
(tick)(error)

This feature is not currently available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud, but will be available on Cloud in the future.

VPC-66 - Support content by label macro as related article feature Open

Search
Search filterFilter your search results by content sources / spaces(error)(tick)This feature is not currently available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Server/DC, but will come to Server/DC.
Search is versions and variants awareThe search do respect the selected version and variant if Scroll Versions and the Scroll Search is activated(tick)(error)

This feature is not available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud, but will come to Cloud. Currently you get a label on the search results which indicates in which version the found page part of.

VPC-57 - Search results should take the selected version into account Open

Integrations
Exclude user group from Google trackingSet a user group name to exclude those users from being tracked by Google Analytics to ensure a better tracking result.
Setting: integrations.google.excludedUserGroup
(tick)(error)
Exclude version picker on specific variantDefine 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".
Setting: integrations.scrollVersions.variants.standAlone
(tick)(error)
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.

Setting: integrations.scrollPdfExporter
(tick)(error)This feature is not currently available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud, but will be available on Cloud in the future.

Integrations

NameDescriptionServer/Data CenterCloud
Scroll PDF ExporterAble to start a Scroll PDF Export via a Scroll Viewport site.(tick)(error)This feature is currently available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud, but will be available on Cloud in the future.
Scroll VersionsA Viewport theme can display a version and variant picker and is aware if versions are published.(tick)(error)Versioning of content be integrated with the Scroll Documents integration
Scroll TranslationsA Viewport theme can display a language picker for the different languages available in Scroll Translations.(tick)(error)Different language support will be integrated with the Scroll Documents integration
Comala Document ManagementThe Viewport will respect the status of the workflow state of a page.(tick)(error)
Scroll DocumentsA 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.(error)

IN PROGRESS

This feature is not yet available on Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud, but we're very close to having the integration available.

VPC-53 - Integration with Scroll Documents Open

Scroll ImageMapAllow using image maps in a Viewport.(tick)(error)

VPC-49 - Support Scroll ImageMap within the theme Open


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