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The usual ways to create a page are described below.

Once you create a page, you can:

You can always move the page to a different location in the page tree, or to a different space, after you have saved the page.

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To create a page, you need the 'Create Pages' permission for that space, which is assigned by a space administrator from the Space Administration screens. See space permissions or contact a space administrator for more information.

On this page:

Add a page from the dashboard

You can quickly add a page from the dashboard without having to browse to a specific space. Confluence adds the new page at the root of the space.

To add a new page from the dashboard:

  1. Click Add Page at the top right of the dashboard.
  2. Select the space where you want to add the page and choose a template on which to base the page content. For more details about using a template, see Creating a Page using a Template.
  3. Click Next. Confluence opens the page in 'Edit' mode.

Screenshot: Add Page dialog on the Confluence dashboard

Add a page from any page in a space

By default, Confluence adds the new page as a child page of the current page.

To add a new page:

  1. Go to any page in the space.
  2. Choose Add > Page.

Note that you will only see the Add Page link if you have permission to create pages for the space.
You can also create a page using a template.

Pages with large amounts of text content

One user reported having problems saving a page that contained approximately 700 kilobytes (700,000 characters) or more of text content. Refer to CONF-16467 for more information. Some browsers appear to be more susceptible to this issue than others. While it is highly unlikely that your page content will ever reach this size, if you work with large pages, structuring your content into separate pages will help to avoid this issue.

You may want to insert a link pointing to a Confluence page that does not yet exist, but which you intend to create later. This type of link is called an undefined link.

To add an undefined link for later creation of a page:

  1. Edit the page in which the link should appear.
  2. Type '[' to trigger autocomplete, and type the name of the undefined page.
  3. Choose Insert Link to Create Page.

When you save the page, Confluence colours the undefined link red. When someone clicks on the link, the new page is opened in 'Edit' mode. You can then enter the page name, add content and save the page, as usual.

Notes about Page names

  • Confluence does not accept the following characters in the title of a page:
:, @, /, \, |, ^, #, ;, [, ], {, }, <, >
  • A page must not start with the following characters:
$, .., ~
  • Page names must be unique within a space.
    We are aware that this is a limitation, and there's a feature request at CONF-5926. If you like, you can vote for this feature and add yourself as a watcher for future updates. You can also vote for the improvement request CONF-9458 to remove the restrictions on characters.

Setting Page Location

While you are editing a new page you can set the page's location to any space of your Confluence site.

To set the location for a new page:

  1. While editing the page, click Location.
  2. Use the tabs on the left of the 'Set Page Location' dialog to help you find the new space and parent page for your page, that is, the location where you want to move your page. The 'Current location' and 'New location' breadcrumb trails at the bottom of the dialog indicate the current parent page and new parent page.
  3. If you want to move a page to a different position amongst the child pages, select Reorder to see a list of sibling pages when you click Move.
  4. Click Move.
  5. If you are reordering the child pages, click in the list to set the new position for the page and click Reorder.

See also Moving a Page.

Screenshot: Setting page location for a new page

Importing an Office Document into One or More Confluence Pages

The Office Connector allows you to import a Word document into Confluence, optionally creating one or more new pages. See Importing an Office Document into Confluence.

Related Topics

Creating a Page using a Template
Working with Drafts
Linking Pages
Page Restrictions
Working with the Office Connector
Moving a Page

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