Importing Templates

A template is a predefined page that can be used as a prototype when creating new pages. Templates are useful for giving pages a common style or format.

You can create your own templates within Confluence. See Create a Template.

In addition, you can download pre-defined templates from the Atlassian Marketplace in the form of a template bundle. Each template bundle contains one or more templates, created by Atlassian or third parties. Here is a summary of the steps required:

  • Download the template bundle from the Atlassian Marketplace.
  • Install the template bundle into your Confluence site.
  • Make the templates available by importing them into the site or into an individual space.

You need 'System Administrator' permission to install template bundles into your Confluence site. You need 'Confluence Administrator' permission to manage the existing template bundles on your Confluence site. See Global Permissions Overview.

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Step 1. Check the template bundles installed on your Confluence site

To see the template bundles that are currently available for import on your Confluence site:

  1. Log in to Confluence as a System Administrator or Confluence Administrator.
  2. Choose the cog icon , then choose General Configuration under Confluence Administration
  3. Choose Import Templates in the left-hand panel. You will see a list of the template bundles installed on your Confluence site, and the templates included in each bundle.

Step 2. (Optional) Download and install additional template bundles from the Atlassian Marketplace

Follow the steps below if you want to add more template bundles to your site.

Before installing an add-on (also called a plugin) into your Confluence site, please check the add-on's information page to see whether it is supported by Atlassian, by another vendor, or not at all. See our guidelines on add-on support.

To upload more templates:

  1. Go to the Atlassian Marketplace and download the template bundle that you need. It will be in the form of a JAR file. Save the JAR file somewhere in your file system.
  2. Log in to Confluence as a System Administrator.
  3. Choose the cog icon , then choose General Configuration under Confluence Administration
  4. Choose Manage Add-ons in the left-hand panel.
  5. Choose Upload Add-on.
  6. Browse to find the template bundle that you downloaded, and upload it to Confluence. The template bundle will appear in the list under 'User-installed Add-ons'.

Step 3. Import the templates to make them available to users

You now have one or more template bundles on your site. The templates are not available until you have 'imported' them.

To import a template:

  1. Log in to Confluence as a System Administrator or Confluence Administrator.
  2. Choose the cog icon , then choose General Configuration under Confluence Administration
  3. Choose Import Templates in the left-hand panel. You will see the template bundles installed on your Confluence site and the templates included in each bundle.
    Note: You can see a preview of the template by choosing the template name.
  4. Select the templates to be imported by ticking the check boxes next to the relevant template names.
  5. Choose the import destination for the templates in the Import To dropdown menu. If you want the templates to be available to only a specific space, choose the name of the space, otherwise choose Global Templates to make the templates available to all spaces.
  6. Choose Import.

Screenshot: Importing a template

Notes

  • Building your own template bundles. You can build a template bundle as an add-on (also called a 'plugin') and then upload it to your Confluence site. You can then import the templates from your custom template bundle, as described above. You will need some programming knowledge to develop a template bundle. See Creating A Template Bundle.
  • Duplicate template names. If a template with the same name already exists on import, a duplicate template of the same name will be created. You will need to check the templates and rename them manually.
  • Removing the template. Removing the add-on that contains a template will not remove the template from your Confluence site if you have already imported it. You will need to remove the template manually via the administration console or space administration screen.

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