Creating 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 Creating a Template for more information.
Using a template
Page templates are used only when adding a page. It is not possible to apply a template to an already-existing page. Once a page has been added using a template, the template is no longer linked to the page. All further editing is performed as if the template was never used. Some plugins provide enhanced template functionality. You can search the Atlassian Marketplace for template add-ons.See Creating a Page using a Template for more information.
Templates provided by blueprints
A blueprint is a page template with added functionality to help you create, manage and organise content in Confluence.
Confluence ships with some predefined blueprints. 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 .See Working with Blueprints.
Promoting templates in the Create dialog
If you're a space administrator, you can choose to promote specific templates and blueprints in the Create dialog. Promoting items can help ensure consistency in a space by encouraging users to create particular types of content, instead of blank pages.
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.
Choosing the Show more link in the create dialog more than three times in a single space will result in the dialog showing all templates by default for that user.
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.