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Create a page

You can create a page from anywhere in Confluence; just choose Create in the header and you're ready to go. Pages are the place to capture all your important (and unimportant) information; start with a blank page and use it like a word processor to add rich text, tasksimagesmacros and links, or use one of the useful blueprints to capture meeting notesdecisions, and more.

On this page:

Screenshot: The template and blueprint selector  

Once you choose Create and decide on a blank page or blueprint, you'll be taken straight into the Confluence editor. The editor is where you'll name or rename your page, add the content, and format it to look great. When you've added some content, choose Preview to take a peek at what your finished page will look like, and choose Save when you've finished your edits.

After you save you'll see the page in 'view' mode. You can re-enter the editor any time by choosing Edit or pressing E on your keyboard.

 

 

(info) Another useful way to create a page is to use the Create from Template Macro. This macro allows you to choose a page template, and adds a button to the page allowing one-click page creation. If you want others to create pages using this template, this is a great option. 

Collaborate or restrict

Once you've created a page, you can decide if you want to keep it private, using restrictions, or collaborate on it with others using @mentionssharing, and comments.

Organise and move

You can also organise pages in a hierarchy, with child and/or parent pages for closely related content. When you navigate to a Confluence page and choose the Create button in the header, the page you're creating will by default be a child of the page you're viewing. Have as many child pages and levels in the hierarchy as you need to, and move pages if you want to change their location.

If you want to view all pages in a Confluence space, choose Pages in the sidebar, or choose Browse > Pages at the top of the screen if you're using the Documentation theme. If the space is using the Default theme, you'll see recent updates to pages and a page tree displaying all pages in the space; if it's using the Documentation theme, you can choose either Recently Updated, Alphabetical, or Tree view of the pages in the space.

(info) Each time you create a page, you're creating it in a space. Spaces are containers used to contain pages with related content, so you can set them up for each team in your organisation, for projects, a combination of both, or for any reason you want to group pages together. See Spaces for more information.

Other page actions

(warning) We recommend you don't use special characters in page or attachment names, as the page or attachment may not be found by Confluence search, and may cause some Confluence functions to behave unexpectedly.

Note: If you rename a page, Confluence will automatically update all relative links to the page, except in some macrosLinks from external sites will be broken, unless they use the permanent URL. See Working with Links for more information.

18 Comments

  1. I'd like to restrict the height of a region of a page, such that if the text in the region exceeds the height, the region is scrollable. 

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    Any suggestions?

    Thank You.

  2. Anonymous

    Hi,

    I am planning to use Confluence as a knowledge base.

    I have checked this page: Confluence As A Knowledge Base but I can't see anything regarding assigning an ID to a page so that it is easier to searcy by ID.

    Is it possible to do this?

    Thanks!

    1. Hallo there

      You could use a label to do this. See Working with Confluence Labels.

      Cheers, Sarah

       

      1. Anonymous

        Thanks Sarah.

        Is there a way to customise the search so that user can insert the ID in the search box and the article with that number as label comes up after the search icon is clicked?

        Cheers.

         

  3. Anonymous

    Is there a limit on number of pages one can create and how deep the hierarchy of pages could run?

  4. Anonymous

    How do you delete a page from the system?

  5. Anonymous

    Is there a way to restrict certain blocks of content within a page from view/edit by certain users or roles, or do you have to restrict the whole page?

    1. Hi Anonymous, restrictions are applied to pages as a whole.  I'm not aware of any way to restrict selected blocks of content.  Sorry! 

      Rachel

  6. Is there an admin function where I can add a template page to all spaces within Confluence. I'm trying to avoid having to go into each space and create one manually. Can it be done all in one shot via admin or at all?

    1. Hi Brad, 

      Yes, you can create global templates that are available in all spaces. Have a look at Adding a global template for more info.  You will need to have confluence-administrator permissions to do this. 

      Hope this helps,

      Rachel

  7. Anonymous

    Hi,

    if I shared a page and and come back to it later, not sure whether I already shared it. Where can I see "outgoing mails", like a list of people with whom the page have been shared.

    Or are there some additional available information about a page anywhere?

    Would be happy to get a hint.

    1. Hi anonymous,  sorry there is no way to see whether a page has been previously shared. You might want to watch or vote for this issue  CONF-22396 - Track sharing page history Open

  8. When using project requirements pages how does one remove these from view when the project is complete? Right now we have a requirements space with all open project requirements showing. But I can see this being an issue when we have completed the project. Also do projects get assigned an id like in jira?

    1. If you remove the 'requirements' label from a requirements page it will no longer appear in the Project Requirements index page. Depending on the number of requirements pages you have, this may or may not be a good solution for you. 

      Another option would be to have separate spaces for each of your projects. 

      I'm not sure I understand your question about project Ids. Confluence works with spaces, which have a unique identifier which is the space key if that helps.  

      1. Ok let me try to explain.  Each project we add to confluence is set up a a requirements page. This is created under a space that is in place for our development group. So when you go to the space, in the left side bar there is a list of all the projects (requirements pages) we created.  Over time this list will build up, it will contain projects that are completed etc so we need another way to organize under the space. I thought categories would work but dont seem to be able to get it to work right. I would like sub space or folders if you will under a space where requirements would live. For example a folder called discovery, one called backlog, one called in progress, Deployed, cancelled.  Each folder would show the number of "projects" if contained. So basically a workflow concept for confluence similar to jira. 

  9. I am using RMsis and Confluence. There's an RMsis Project option in the Tools menu. What is its function? There is no mention of RMsis in the Confluence documentation.

    1. Hi Richard,

      Looks like RMsis is a third party plugin made by Optimizory, which is why we don't document it. There's a page about RMsis on Optimizory's website, and you can also take a look at its listing on marketplace.