Deleting a Template

A template is a predefined page that can be used as a prototype when creating new pages. Templates are useful for giving pages a common style or format. This page is about deleting an existing template, at space level or at site (global) level.

Templates are used only when adding a page. Once a page has been added, the template is no longer linked to the page. You can therefore delete the template without affecting any existing pages.

You need to be a space administrator to delete a space template, and you need Confluence Administrator permissions to delete a global template.

Note: Deleted templates cannot be restored.

To delete a space template:

  1. Go to the space and choose Space tools > Content Tools on the sidebar. 
  2. A list of templates for the space displays. Choose Delete next to the template that you want to delete.
  3. Confirm the deletion when prompted.

If your space uses the Documentation Theme:

  1. Choose Browse > Space Admin at the top of the screen.Note: The 'Space Admin' option appears only if you have space admin permissions for the space or you have System Administrator global permissions.
  2. Choose Templates from the space administration options.
  3. A list of templates for the space displays. Choose Delete next to the template that you want to delete.
  4. Confirm the deletion when prompted.

To delete a global template:

  1. Choose the cog icon , then choose General Configuration under Confluence Administration.
  2. Choose Global Templates and Blueprints in the left-hand navigation panel. 
  3. A list of templates for the Confluence site displays.Choose Delete next to the template that you want to delete.
  4. Confirm the deletion when prompted.

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