Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
Community Members
Community Events
Community Groups

Is there a feature for confluence that allows in draft save option without Publishing?

I'm aware that confluence docs are automatically saved, and you can resume editing a doc at any time, but is there a plug-in or feature that can be added to manually save the draft without publishing?

Multiple times the page has failed to save draft, and I've been forced to open a new tab and copy over the information that wasn't saved.

It would also make typing doc's less stressfull, as manually saving a draft would be more convienient then having to rely on it to save automatically.

3 answers


I know its quite a late response, but I just recenty found the following JIRA Task describing a workaround that may help:

> workaround: If you hit Preview a draft is saved automatically.

Best regards

(Team projectdoc


You might want to look into this plugin:

I saw this demoed at Atlassian Summit and it would pretty much do what you're saying.

0 votes
Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Jun 13, 2012


maybe the content publishing plugin is something for you:

With this plugin you have two spaces, a public space and a draft space.

You work in the draft space and publish the pages to the public space when they are ready.

Best regards


Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Jun 13, 2012

oh, I see, you have the onDemand-Version. I don't know, if this plugin is available at the onDemand-Version...

Thanks Thomas, although I'm not sure that's exactly what I'm looking for.

All i really need is a button that allows for a save draft and an option to not publish that draft untill the document is fully ready.

Maybe it hasnt been developed yet?

I'll keep searching...

Also, I do have the onDemand Version, so it wouldn't be avaliable anyway.

Thanks though!

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer

Atlassian Community Events