In this three-part tutorial, you will learn how to set up a new Help Center site, add your Confluence documentation to the site, and finally publish the site to make it publicly available to your readers.

Before you begin

Make sure you have completed the Getting Started guide before working through this tutorial.

Set-up a new Help Center site

A Help Center Site is how you will share documentation of your products with your customers. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a brand new help center and set-up a URL for your site.

1

In the Confluence menu click AppsScroll Viewport.

2

Click New site to start setting up your first Help Center site.

3

Enter a site name which works best for you and your team.

This is for internal use only and can be changed anytime – e.g. you could use “Good Software Help Center.”

4

You'll see a predefined URL based on your site name in the format of yoursitename.scrollhelp.site

You can change the URL here or add your own custom domain later on.

5

Click Create to create your help center site.

Add your documentation to the Help Center site

In this step, you will learn how to add your documentation to the help center site and then publish it to make it publicly available.

Steps

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1

Click Add content source in the first onboarding step to add the Confluence space you created during step one.

2

Select Scroll DocumentNext.

3

Select the documentation you created in Getting Started → Prepare your documentation , then click Next.

4

Leave the default value, and click Next.

5

Select Working version > click Save.

ℹ️ Info: We will cover documentation versioning in a separate tutorial.

6

Nice job! 🎉

You have just added your documentation to your help center site.

Click Next to begin publishing your site.

Publish your Help Center site

Steps

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1

When prompted to Edit theme, click Skip for now.

ℹ️ Info: We will cover theme editing in a separate tutorial.

2

Click Generate preview.

This step takes your documentation and applies the preset theme to it to generate a private preview of your Help Center site that you can review.

3

Once the preview has been generated, hit Go live.

4

Congratulations! 🎉

You've just created and published your first help center with Confluence and Scroll.


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