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You don't have to make a page from scratch.

A template is essentially a page with pre-populated content. Templates may be written in regular Confluence markup, or using special markup if you wish to define form fields to be filled in.

Some examples:

  • A software development project may have a template for use-cases.
  • A systems administration space may have a template for defining what information is kept about each server.

In Confluence, there are two places to store your templates:

(info) Global templates can only be created by site administrators, and space templates by space administrators.

Here is an example:



Currently, templates can only be used to create a page. Once a page is created, the template is gone and all further editing is performed as if the template was never used. Some plugins provide expanded functionality for strictly templated content. See below for more information.

Important Plugins For Templates

Two popular plugins that expand on template behaviour are the Zones Plugin and Scaffolding Plugin. Below is a comparision:



Zones Plugin

Scaffolding Plugin





Saves page version history




Allows return to form version




Suitable for dynamic data




Has a library of examples





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