Blog posts are an easy way to share announcements, journal entries, status reports, or any other timely information. Others can join in by commenting on and/or liking your blog post and, if you get enough of either, your post might make it to the popular feed on the dashboard!
Each space in Confluence, including your personal space, has it's own blog. To view a space's blog, go to a space and choose Blog in the sidebar; if you're using the Documentation theme, choose Browse > Blog at the top of the screen. You'll see a list of the latest blog posts, and you can click through to earlier posts via the navigation area in the sidebar.
Create a blog post
You can follow the same process to create a blog post as when you create a Confluence page.
- Navigate to the space where you want to create your blog post
- Choose Create in the Confluence header and select Blog post
- Add your content and choose Publish
You can create blog posts from the Dashboard, but you'll need to make sure you choose the space it's going to appear in in the create dialog.
Blog posts can be attractive and engaging in the same way a page can be, so go ahead and add images, YouTube clips (preferably of cats), and tables to your post to really grab your audience.
To create a blog post, you need the 'Add Blog' permission. See Space Permissions.
Move a blog post
If you create a blog post in the wrong 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
You'll need the 'Delete blog' permission in the current space, and 'Add blog' permission in the new (destination) space to do this.
Restrict 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 it, choose the Unrestricted button in the footer and apply your restrictions. To restrict a blog post after publishing, choose
- 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 aren't inherited.
Delete a blog post
To delete a blog post, choose > Delete. Deleting a blog post follows the same rules as deleting a page.
Export a blog post
You can export individual blog posts to PDF. This is useful, for example, if you want to email an internal blog post to people outside your organisation.
See Export Content to Word, PDF, HTML and XML for more information on exporting blog pages to PDF.
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