We're delighted that you've chosen to get started with Scroll Viewport for Confluence Cloud. This page will give you a tour of Scroll Viewport's key functionality.

Create Your First Site

With Scroll Viewport, publishing your Confluence space content as a professional-looking website can be done in a matter of minutes.

To start, navigate to the Apps menu, choose Scroll Viewport, and click the New site button. In the next steps, you get to create your site.

  • Site name: This will only appear in the Confluence interface and can contain anything you want.

  • URL: The chosen name will appear as the first part of the URL in your published site and is always followed by ".scrollhelp.site". You can configure a custom domain after site creation.

  • Theme: The Help Center theme is pre-select and the only one currently available. You can style and customise it after site creation.

Don't hesitate to click the Save button. Nothing will be extracted from Confluence at this point.

Done! You are now ready to add your first content source to your site.

Theme Editor

The theme editor consists of a side bar on the left and a theme preview on the right that reflects the changes you make.

Templates

In this section you will find all properties related to the visual appearance of the theme. This includes colors and custom images as well as custom links and a number of different templates.

Using custom images: Attach custom images to the home page of your content spaces to select them in the theme editor.

Integrations

In this section you can integrate the theme with services you might already be using. The Help Center theme offers integrations with some Google services, and a range of popular help desks.

Preview your Site

Once you're happy with the way the theme looks, click the Save button in the top left to save your changes and get back to Confluence. Now it's time to generate your site and preview it in its entirety.

You can always see the status of your site next to its name. Right now, yours should say OFFLINE.

Hit the Generate preview button to start the process. During the site generation, Scroll Viewport will create the themed pages and deploy them to a website hosted on Amazon Web Services. At this point, the content will technically be reachable by anyone online, but it will be hidden from search engines and will have a very long and complex URL. This will make sure only people you share the link with can see the content.

Other than the URL and a preview notice on top, the preview is an accurate representation of what the site will look like. You can navigate to all pages and check the look and feel of it. If you are not happy with the result, now is the time to make changes to the content or the theme. Once the changes are made, click Generate again to update the preview site.

Go Live

Once you're satisfied with the look and feel of your site, it's time to take it live. This is done by simply clicking the Go live button in the preview or in the section message that appears once the site has been generated. Going live will make all of the current preview content be available under the URL you defined earlier.

And just like that, you've just published your first Scroll Viewport site!

Next Steps

This concludes the overview of key functionality. To get a more detailed idea about Scroll Viewport feature set, we recommend you proceed to further configure your site or style and customise your site.