Manage Zen Intranet via Zen Lightning

Along with the installation of Zen Intranet comes Zen Lightning. This tool allows you to install Zen Intranet across your entire Confluence site or within the site itself (a virtual sandbox). The safest of these is the Sandbox method which creates several pre-built spaces and menus and adds the Intranet brand as a design option. In comparison, the site-wide or Whole Site method completes the same tasks as the Sandbox but also sets the:

  • Zen Intranet landing page as the global landing page
  • logo click target as the Zen Intranet landing page
  • global default theme as Zen Foundation
  • global default brand as Intranet
  • global master space as a Zen utility space

Once you install Zen Intranet, you can see the Manage Zen Lightning feature in the Confluence Administration Console.

Clicking the Install button takes you to the Install Lightning Site page. From here you can select the Whole Site or Sandbox radio button then click the Start button to initiate the install.

Once complete, click the Test Drive Your New Site button to visit the Zen Intranet space.

Once you install Zen Intranet via Zen Lightning, you may want to switch between the whole site and sandbox settings. To do so:

  1. Access the Confluence Administration Console.
  2. Select Manage Zen Lightning.
  3. The Manage Zen Lightning panel opens.
  4. Click the Uninstall button.
  5. The Uninstall Lightning Site panel opens.
  6. Click the Uninstall button.
  7. Wait for the uninstall to complete.
  8. Click the Return to Manage Lightning Content button.
  9. The Manage Zen Lightning panel opens.
  10. Click the Install button.
  11. The Install Lightning Site panel opens.
  12. Select the appropriate radio button:
    • Whole Site
    • Sandbox
  13. Click the Start button.
  14. Wait for the install to complete


Once you become familiar with Zen Intranet, you may want develop your own content within the pre-built spaces. To keep those changes safe from deletion, you should prevent Zen Lightning from managing Zen Intranet. To do so:

  1. Access the Confluence Administration Console.
  2. Select Manage Zen Lightning.
  3. The Manage Zen Lightning panel opens.
  4. Click the Clean Up button.