Creating a Page using a Template

You can create a page based on a global template (available to all spaces) or a space template (available only to that space). Before reading this page, make sure that someone has already created a template on your Confluence site.

Information copied from the template to the page

When you create a page based on a template, Confluence will copy the following content and information from the template to the new page:

If the template author included variables in the template, Confluence will display a form prompting you to supply values for the variables when you add the page.

Using a template to create a page

To create a page based on a template:

  1. Choose Create on the header
  2. Select a space and the template you want to use and choose Next
  3. If the template contains variables, you will now see a form. Type the relevant information into the form fields, and choose Next.
  4. Now you will see a new page based on the template. If you added information in the form fields, the page content will include that information.
  5. Type a name for the page where you see 'New Page'.
  6. Add more content or make any other changes required.
  7. Choose Save.

Screenshot: Form showing template variables when creating a page from a template


Page templates are used only when adding a page. It is not possible to apply a template to an already-existing page. Once a page has been added using a template, the template is no longer linked to the page. All further editing is performed as if the template was never used. Some plugins provide enhanced template functionality. You can search the Atlassian Marketplace for template add-ons.

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