When you add a new page, you don't have to start from scratch. Instead, you can base your new page on a template – a Confluence page with predefined content. Some templates are provided by blueprints or add-ons, and you can even create your own templates.
Some examples of useful templates are:
- The meeting notes template will help you and your team collaborate on notes and follow-up tasks
- The requirements template allows you to capture your software/hardware product requirements, and create related JIRA issues from the page
Global templates and space templates
In Confluence, there are two categories of page templates:
- Space templates: These page templates are available in a specific space only. If you have, you can define templates via the space administration screen. permission
- Global templates: These page templates are available in every space on your site. If you have Confluence Administrator permission, you can define global templates via the .
If you're a system administrator, you can also download predefined templates.
Create a template
You can write your template using the Confluence editor. You can also add special variables to the page, if you want to include fields that the author will complete when adding the page. See Create a Template for more information.
Use a template
Templates provided by blueprints
A blueprint is a page template with added functionality to help you create, manage and organise content in Confluence, and there's a collection of predefined ones that ship with Confluence. You can also download additional blueprints from the Atlassian Marketplace. You can customise the blueprint templates to suit your individual needs, disable particular blueprints or even .
Promote templates in the Create dialog
The promoted templates or blueprints will appear at the top, with all other content types, including Blank Page and Blog Post collapsed under them. To view the other types of content available choose the Show more link.
To promote a template or blueprint:
- Go to Space Tools > Content Tools
If your space is using the Documentation theme choose Browse > Space Admin > Templates
- Choose Promote next to the templates or blueprints you want to appear in the Create dialog
Remember, by promoting a blueprint or template you'll be hiding all other items, including blank page and blog post, under the Show more link.
If you use the Show more link in the create dialog more than three times in a single space, the dialog will show you all templates by default from then on.
Confluence also provides 'system templates' containing content like the site welcome message and default space content. See Administering Site Templates.
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