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Getting Started

There are two main ways to develop with Confluence — using our remote API or developing a plugin. If you are integrating Confluence with another application, you will most likely want to use the remote API. If you wish to add capabilities to Confluence, a plugin may be the answer. To get started writing plugins, we recommend that you download the plugin SDK and follow the instructions to set up a plugin development environment.

Main Topics

Get started by setting up your Atlassian plugin development environment.

Themes
Want to customise the look and feel of Confluence? Learn how to provide your custom stylesheets, change layouts and include your own JavaScript elements into Confluence.

Custom Features
Add new functionality to Confluence by creating your own screens and actions.

Gadgets
Learn how to write Gadgets to expose or consume content in Atlassian applications.

Remote API
Confluence exposes its data via SOAP/XML-RPC and REST services. Learn how to use the remote APIs to integrate Confluence with your other applications.

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Resources

Javadoc

REST API Prototype

SOAP/RPC Web Service API

DTDs and Schemas Database

Confluence Architecture

Atlassian Marketplace

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Help

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