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Testing out a new space creation flow

Hi everybody!

We are currently conducting an experiment that we hope will make it easier than ever to create and configure your spaces in Confluence.

The most noticeable change you may encounter is after clicking the “Create a space” button. We’ve simplified the experience to focus on the core use cases for spaces in Confluence.

Instead of presenting a long list of templates, most of which are highly similar, users are now presented with three options for space types: Collaboration, Knowledge Base, and Custom.

To date, space templates in Confluence have been primarily differentiated by their default sample content. Now, we've shifted towards space types defined by their default configurations of space features. This change simplifies the setup process, allowing users to customize their space configuration during the initial creation phase. Additionally, we're introducing a feature that let space admins disable specific content types within a space, offering more flexibility in tailoring the Confluence experience to better suit team needs.

Besides the changes to the space creation flow, you may notice a number of other changes that make it easier to create and get started using a space.

Users will be able to create a space directly from the global create button.

After creating a space, instead of filling it with sample content that users will need to delete later, we keep the space empty and display shortcut links for quickly creating content.
There’s also a refreshed space settings screen that allows admins to configure the sidebar and content types in a space.

Lastly, you may notice various other visual tweaks, including default style and content changes to the space overview.

We’ve heard from users that the existing space creation experience doesn’t do a good job at setting up a space for success. Our hypothesis is that by focusing space creation on the core use-cases of collaboration and knowledge management, as well as giving users more control with configuration options, users will be able to get the most out of Confluence spaces.

If you don’t see this on your Confluence instance, then it means your domain wasn’t in the random sample that we selected for this experiment. If you do see it, please share your thoughts — we plan to iterate based on customer feedback before deciding what to ship to all customers.

Let us know what you think!



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Amanda Barber
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May 28, 2024

We don't create new spaces often, but I do see this on our instance. It is so much cleaner, and I appreciate the visuals to give a glimpse at the type of space you're creating. The description of each space seems sufficient to get the point across as well! The configuration page makes it easy to toggle on/off features quickly, as well. I'm excited about this change!

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Luz Long June 3, 2024

I really don't understand why this change needs to happened. If you are going to remove the list of spaces without any reasonable explanation or by inquiring to users then at least add some language of what the spaces you can create are and how to use them.  You have a Collaboration space now that has no context of what it is and how to use it so when our teams request that type of space at least we can say btw this is what you will get. I personally and knowing my organization, don't like this change. I was frustrated looking for my space choices and was not able to find it. Admin settings shows all existing spaces but none showed. Communication sucks Atlassian! 

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Andy Gladstone
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June 4, 2024

I'll be trying this out in our dev instance soon. Looking forward to providing feedback.

David at David Simpson Apps
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June 5, 2024

@Jacob Brunson Really?

If you’re going to “conduct experiments” make sure that they don’t create breaking changes that mess things up for marketplace ”partners”. 

Fix your APIs first:

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eb June 10, 2024

I am totally new to confluence and what I can say is: I still not understand how to do simple thing : create a space with limited Template and  force page-creator to use limited page-template.

i still not understand how I can offer multilingual Space/apace 


and I still not understand the different between  collaboration and knowledge base and custom. 


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