HideElements is an app which – the name is quite telling – can hide certain UI elements within Confluence. For an introductory article, please have a look at our recent blog posts Welcome HideElements for Confluence 3.0 and Ever wanted to hide some elements in Atlassian Confluence?
The following elements can currently be hidden:
Layout elements: Header, Sidebar, Comments
Page Meta Elements: Breadcrumb, Title, Metas, Likes, Labels
Header Elements: Confluence Logo, Spaces, People, Create Button, Search, Help, Admin, Notifications, Profile
Toolbar Elements: Edit Button, Favorite, Watch, Share, Tools
Content Elements: Inline Comment, Jira Issue Link
Any element that is not in this list can be hidden with a custom CSS selector. For a detailed description, see:
Hidden elements can be configured on the following levels / within the following scopes:
Page: elements to be hidden on the current Page are specified with a Confluence macro. (The same macro can also be used in Blog Posts)
Space: elements to be hidden space-wide are specified in the Space administration.
Global: elements to be hidden globally / system-wide are specified in the Confluence administration.
Settings are inherited in the following chain: Global > Space > Page. More details can be found here:
At any point in time you can disable HideElements for the current page by appending hideelements=false to your URL. If there is no "?" sign in your URL yet it should be ?hideelements=false, otherwise it should be &hideelements=false.
Additionally to the above resources, we are continuously working on a HideElements FAQ. These are our current question-answer articles:
If questions remain open, please do not hesitate to create a ticket on our support platform!