Creating Content

Do you want to add a page or a blog post? Choose the Create option in the Confluence header.

Pages and blog posts are created within spaces, so you will need the 'Add Pages' or 'Add Blog' permission for the space. A space administrator can give you these permissions. See Giving People Access to Content.

Adding a page or a blog post

You can add pages and blog posts via the 'Create' dialog.

To create content:

  1. Go to a space and choose Create in the Confluence header (or use shortcut key c).
  2. Choose the type of content you want to create. You can create a blank page, a blog post, or a page based on a template or blueprint.
  3. Choose Next.
  4. The Confluence editor will open. Add your content in the editor pane, or update the default content supplied by the template.
  5. Choose Save.

You can also select a space from the Create dialog to create a page in a different space to the one you are currently viewing.

Space administrators can customise the items that are visible in the Create dialog. If any items are hidden you will see a Show more link. See Working with Templates for more information.

Screenshot: Creating content

Location of the new page

When you create a new page, that page will be a child of another page, in the space that you selected in the 'Create' dialog. The parent page depends on where you are when you create the page.

Your location when creating the page Location of new page
You are viewing a page in the same space where you will put the new page – that is, the space that you select in the 'Create' dialog. A child of the page you are currently viewing.

You are viewing any other Confluence screen. For example:

  • You are on the dashboard.
  • You are on the 'Pages' view of a space.
  • You are viewing a blog post.
  • You are viewing a page in a space, and choose to add your new page in a different space.
A child of the home page in the space you select in the 'Create' dialog.

The space sidebar in the default theme has useful links to your pages, blog posts, and other parts of the space. For more about the sidebar and the location of pages, see Finding Content.

Using an undefined link to create a page later

You may want to insert a link pointing to a Confluence page that does not yet exist, but which you intend to create later. This type of link is called an undefined link.

To add an undefined link for later creation of a page:

  1. Edit the page in which the link should appear.
  2. Type '[' to trigger autocomplete, and type the name of the undefined page. Alternatively, type the text first, then select the text and type '['.
  3. Choose Insert Link to Create Page.

When you save the page, Confluence colours the undefined link red. When someone clicks the link, the new page opens in edit mode. That person can then enter the page name, add content and save the page, as usual.

Other ways to create a page

You can display a button on a page, which offers people the option of creating a page based on a given template. See Create from Template Macro.

You can import content from other Confluence sites, other wikis, Microsoft Word, and HTML pages. See Importing Content Into Confluence.

The Confluence APIs allow programmatic and scripted creation of pages. See our developer documentation.

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