As you iterate your product, it's important to write and maintain documentation for each version. With Confluence, your team can control each change to a page and space to ensure the correct changes end up in the relevant version. This means you can publish the right documentation for the most recent release, document minor releases, and prepare for the next major release.
What is Document Version Control?
Document version control enables your team to develop a new version of your documentation for each new release of your product. Not only can you manage the latest documentation for your users, you can also maintain, organize, and share previous versions. With a version control approach in place, your team can be sure that documentation updates are shared with the group of users for which they're relevant.
How Does Version Control Work?
There are multiple approaches your team can use to manage different versions of your documentation. Some involve a manual process that can work well for a small set of documentation content, whereas others utilize apps to automate the experience across a large set of documentation in Confluence.
Use page and space versions to track changes and organize your content versions.Create a Space for Each Version
A great way to start managing space changes is by creating an initial Confluence space for your documentation.Write in an Authoring Space and Move for Publishing
If your team makes a product that's always on the latest version, such as a SaaS app, it may be less important for users to have access to older versions of your documentation.Write in One Space Using Page Restrictions
Another approach to versioning is to use a single space for both authoring new documentation and publishing released documentation.Manage Versioned Content in Confluence Cloud With Scroll Documents
Scroll Documents enhances Confluence Cloud by enabling your team to manage and version your documentation collaboratively.Manage Versions of Confluence Documentation With Scroll Versions
Expanding the functionality of page versions in Confluence Server and Data Center, the Scroll Versions app introduces the concept of true space versions.
Page Changes and Space Changes