Working with Blog Posts

You can publish a blog post from any space in Confluence, provided you have permission. Blog posts may be announcements, journal entries, status reports, or any other timely information.

To view the blog posts within a space: Go to a page in the space and choose Blog in the sidebar.
Or, if you are using the Documentation theme, choose Browse > Blog at the top of the screen.

Confluence lists the latest blog posts. You can click through to earlier posts via the navigation area in the sidebar.

Creating and editing a blog post is just as easy as creating and editing any other page in Confluence. You can also let people know you care by liking a blog post.

Creating a blog post

To create a blog post, you need the 'Add Blog' permission. See Space Permissions, and Creating Content

You can create attractive, engaging content in a blog post in the same way as in a page. See Creating Beautiful and Dynamic Pages.

Editing a blog post

To edit a blog post, you need the 'Add Blog' permission. See Space Permissions.

To edit a blog post:

  1. Go to a page in the space and choose Blog in the sidebar.
    Or, if you are using the Documentation theme, choose Browse > Blog at the top of the screen.
    You will see the most recent blog posts within the space, and you can find earlier posts via the navigation area in the sidebar.
  2. Go to the blog post and choose Edit.
  3. Make changes to the blog post.
  4. (optional) Add a comment, in the text box below the editing pane, to describe your changes.
  5. Preview your changes if desired, and choose Publish.

Editing a blog post is similar to editing any other page in Confluence. However, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • You cannot change the date of an existing blog post. You can only backdate when creating a blog post.
  • A blog post has no parent.

Moving a blog post

If you create a blog post in the incorrect space, or want to reorganise your spaces, you can move an individual blog post to another space. 

To move a blog post go to the post and choose Tools > Move and select the new destination space.

You will need the 'Delete blog' permission in the current space and 'Add blog' permission in the new (destination) space to do this. 

Restricting a blog post

You can restrict a blog post so that it is only available to specific users or groups. Blog post restrictions work in the same way as page restrictions.  

To restrict a blog post prior to publishing chose the Unrestricted button in the footer of the blog post and apply your restrictions. 

To restrict a blog post after it has been published, navigate to the blog post and choose Tools > Restrictions and apply your restrictions. 

Notes: 

  • Notifications are sent at the point a blog post is created - removing restrictions does not trigger a new notification. 
  • As a blog post has no parent, restrictions are not inherited.

Deleting a blog post

By default, when you delete a blog post in Confluence, this will remove all versions of the post. To do that, you need the 'Delete Blog' permission. See Space permissions. If someone has applied page restrictions to the blog post, the restrictions may prevent you from deleting the post too. Deleted blog posts are stored in the space's trash and can be recovered by a space administrator.

If you want to delete a specific version of a blog post, you need to be a space administrator. When you delete a version of a blog post, the version is not stored in the trash. The deletion of a version is therefore permanent and cannot be undone.

To delete all versions of a blog post:

Go to the page and choose Tools > Delete. Confirm the action as prompted.
Note: The 'Delete' option will only appear if you have permission to delete this page.

To delete just one version of a blog post:

  1. Go to the page and choose Tools > Page History.

  2. Choose Delete next to the version you want to delete, and confirm the action as prompted.

Exporting a blog post 

You can export individual blog posts to PDF format. This is useful, for example, if you want to email an internal blog post to people outside your organisation. 

See Exporting Confluence Pages and Spaces to PDF for more information on exporting blog pages to PDF. 

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