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Zen Foundation

by Brikit for Confluence Server 5.1 - 5.8.10 and more versions
Versions available for Confluence Server 3.2 - 5.1
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    Complete design control and simple editing tools bring the power of Confluence to everyone in your organization...and beyond

    Zen Foundation is an end-of-life product

    Community for everyone

    Easy publishing workflows

    Current Zen Foundation users should consider migrating to our next-generation product Theme Press, which is easier-to-use and packs modern design and more native Confluence power. Plus, it's responsive and mobile-ready.

    Draw users to Confluence with familiar and approachable design. Consistent layouts, simplified editing tools, and menu navigation make contributing intuitive and rewarding.

    Polish your work in private, share drafts with colleagues, and even control who approves drafts. Create drafts for several pages, and publish individually or in bulk.

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    by Tom Crespi on 2014-02-21
    This add-on transforms the experience for users. It's optional, but is chosen by 95% of those asking for new spaces in our organization (we are approaching 200 spaces in our Fortune 500 company).
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    by Shane Fisher on 2014-02-17
    This is possibly the most useful and arguably best plugin for Confluence available. We have completely transformed the Confluence look and feel using Zen. Suggest people try it along with Zen Intranet initially so they can see what is possible but you'll soon find you are scrapping most of the examples and utilising the full power of Zen Foundation with whatever look and feel you wish (by adding your own custom CSS and JS within the new brand you define). One of the downfalls of Confluence IMO is the interfacing but Zen allows you to transform it into whatever you want it to be. Top notch guys, look forward to future updates...
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    by Aaron Widoo on 2013-06-18
    Support for this add-on is top notch. Anytime i need a fix, implementation method, etc they are quick to respond. Excited for the upcoming release 5.2.9 and Scaffolding support. Great Tool for customizing confluence and giving it your own look and feel. Good Work Guys!!
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    by Nik Henry on 2013-06-12
    This is awesome, we just migrated our Joomla based website into confluence with Zen. Tooo easy.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
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    by JWong on 2013-04-26
    Love the latest 5.2.8 especially how you can add buttons now: http://www.stepstonetech.com/display/help/Sexy+Buttons And also use section watermarks: http://www.stepstonetech.com/display/help/Section+Watermarks Support for the software as well is very good...Good work Darryl and your team. Keep it up and keep the amazing features coming.
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    More details

    NOTICE: Zen Foundation is an end-of-life product. If you are a Zen Foundation user, please consider migrating to our next-generation add-on, Theme Press.

    With amazing design tools, drag-and-drop page layouts, flexible menus and simplified editing, drafting and publishing options, Zen Foundation:

    • Boosts user adoption
    • Lowers training & support costs
    • Facilitates collaboration with customers and partners
    • Extends your web presence seamlessly
    • Creates an enjoyable environment to grow your knowledge base

    A top-selling Confluence add-on, Zen Foundation is used in over 50 countries and continues to garner awards:

    • Atlassian's Top Picks for 2013
    • Atlassian Marketplace Top 10 Add-ons of 2012
    • 2012 Atlassian Summit Launchpad Winner
    • Top Selling Atlassian Marketplace Add-on (FY 2012)
    • 2011 Atlassian Summit Launchpad Winner
    • 2010 Atlassian Cool Plugins Award
    • 2010 Best of Confluence Award

    Paid-via-Atlassian pricing FAQ

    How does add-on pricing work?

    Just like your Atlassian host application, there are two pricing models for add-ons. Pick the model that matches your Atlassian product, and the same rules apply:

    Server pricing

    • Products and add-ons are hosted on your servers.
    • Licenses last forever and include 12 months of maintenance (support and version updates).
    • You can renew maintenance after 12 months at 50% of the current purchase price.
    • You can upgrade the tier of your host product and add-on licenses at any time. Upgrade prices are calculated based on Atlassian's formula (view example).

    Cloud pricing

    • Products and add-ons are hosted by Atlassian.
    • You are eligible for support and automatic version updates as long as your subscription is active.
    • Your subscription automatically renews every month. Annual pricing is also available.
    • Your pricing tier for host products and add-ons is automatically upgraded (as necessary) when you add users to your instance.

    Price changes

    • If add-on pricing changes after your initial purchase, there's a 60-day grandfathering period during which you can renew based on the old pricing.
    How do I determine my pricing tier?

    Choose the same user tier you pay for in the Atlassian host application. For example, if you have a JIRA Server license for 25 users, you should purchase this tier. Even if fewer users want to use the add-on than your host application license, the two licenses should match exactly.

    Do you offer academic, community, or open-source licenses?

    Add-on purchase and renewal is half-price if you have an academic license for your Atlassian host application.

    Add-ons are always free for community and open-source licenses.

    For more details about qualifying for special licenses, see here.

    Can I extend my free trial?

    You can extend your Server add-on trial up to 5 times - in other words, for up to six months. Extend your trial by generating a new evaluation license key from Atlassian Marketplace. Click Free Trial and you'll be directed to generate a license at MyAtlassian. Paste this license key into the add-on listing in UPM from your Atlassian host application, and you're all set.

    You cannot extend your Cloud free evaluation period. All Cloud add-ons are immediately subscribed by a user, and we provide a free evaluation of period. This is a minimum of 30 days and ends on the second billing cycle after you first subscribe to the add-on.

    How can I buy add-ons for my legacy JIRA or Confluence license?

    If you own a legacy JIRA Unlimited (100+ users) or Confluence Unlimited (2000+ users) license purchased in 2012 or earlier, legacy add-on pricing is no longer available. You have two options for add-on purchasing:

    • Purchase the add-on at the non-legacy Unlimited (10000+ users) tier.
    • Renew your JIRA or Confluence license at a non-legacy tier, then purchase the add-on at the same tier.

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    Release notes

    Version 5.3.1 Confluence Server 5.1 - 5.8.10 Released 2015-06-29


    Confluence 5.8 compatibility and minor bug fix release


    Zen 5.3.1 is a recommended update for all users.

    Highlights include:

    • Confluence 5.8 compatibility
    • Minor bug fixes

    See the Zen 5.3.1 Release Notes for more information.


    1. Log into your Confluence instance as an admin.
    2. Click the admin dropdown and choose Atlassian Marketplace. The Manage add-ons screen loads.
    3. Click Find new add-ons from the left-hand side of the page.
    4. Locate Zen Foundation via search. The appropriate add-on version appears in the search results.
    5. Click Try free to begin a new trial or Buy now to purchase a license for Zen Foundation. You're prompted to log into MyAtlassian. Zen Foundation begins to download.
    6. Enter your information and click Generate license when redirected to MyAtlassian.
    7. Click Apply license. If you're using an older version of UPM, you can copy and paste the license into your Confluence instance.

    To find older Zen Foundation versions compatible with your instance, you can look through our version history page.

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