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Sections in Confluence Cloud

Deleted user Oct 29, 2018

I recently moved to a new company where Confluence Cloud is being used (previously I used Confluence Server).

I am editing a document and cant seem to find the "sections" button, which is used to divide a page into section. Where has it gone? Does it have to be enabled somehow?

Thanks :)

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Kesha Thill Atlassian Team Oct 29, 2018

Hi @[deleted]! 

Not a bug! You're experiencing the rollout of our new editor in Confluence Cloud. Sections aren't currently available but they are coming soon! This doc outlines changes with the new editor and what you can expect to be coming in the near future. Hope that helps! 

Hello @Kesha Thill, thanks the info! Shouldn't it be mentioned here as well?

Kesha Thill Atlassian Team Oct 29, 2018

@Manon Soubies-Camy - I think it was mentioned awhile back so now we just hyperlink to that doc in those sections where it's applicable (see: "Meeting notes are getting a makeover" and "Blogs are getting the first round of editing improvements" on that page). 

Since it's a slow rollout, we're mentioning it when certain features get affected. Either way, I'll bring it up with the team :)

Deleted user Oct 29, 2018

@Kesha Thill- thanks for the info.

Is there a timeline for when to expect those temporarily disabled features to be available (especially Layouts)?

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Kesha Thill Atlassian Team Oct 29, 2018

@[deleted] - we don't have a firm date but you should be able to expect in the coming months! 

Hi is there an update for when this feature will be available? Don't have the ability to create sections in in the latest version of Confluence Cloud & this is how we format our pages.

The page layout button doesn't give the option for single section from left to right .

It's 2021 now and I can't find sections or layout editing options other than the few different column options it the editor. Is this still to be expected?

Shannon S Atlassian Team Feb 02, 2021

Hello Helga,

I took a look at the Confluence Cloud editor roadmap, and I see we are tracking these requests for sections and other additional layout options in the below Jira ticket.

Vote for this issue, and you'll also automatically receive updates in the future on its progress.

Take care,


" Sections aren't currently available but they are coming soon! "

It's 2022 and we're still missing it. 

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Hello @[deleted],

The "sections" button is actually the Page layout one:


It's pretty much the same button than in Confluence Server, I guess you were using an old Server version :)

You may want to browse this page to learn more about formatting in Confluence Cloud.

Hope this helps!

- Manon

Deleted user Oct 29, 2018

Thanks for the reply Manon,

I can't see the button. Not even when I expand the toolbar. It's nowhere to be found.Capture.PNG

What do mean by expanding the toolbar, do you click on "..." next to the italic button?

Deleted user Oct 29, 2018

Yes. And it just revealed additional text formatting options:




The "+" button reveals this:




Again, nothing to do with page layout. It's really weird.

That's weird! Have you tried on different browsers? It's not the usual behaviour so you may need to reach out to your Confluence admin.

Deleted user Oct 29, 2018

I'm starting to think it's a bug.

When you create a new space, a default page called "Overview" is created.  When I edit this page, all the right buttons show up.

However when I create/add a new page, I get the same problem.

And yes, I have tried different browsers.

I've reached out to other Community champions to check if anyone has ever seen such behaviour, in the meantime I'd recommend you to contact your Confluence admin. It may be a known bug on your instance, or your admin may raise a bug to Atlassian support team :)

And if you really need the section feature right now, you can use the Section and Column macros - less user-friendly than the Page layout button but more flexible!

Deleted user Oct 29, 2018

Thanks a lot for the help. These alternatives might just do for now :)

THANK YOU!!  I found the layout button and added the section

Where did you find it? I'm having the same issue. 

Hi @Lynn Ravens,

Here is the layout button in the new Confluence Cloud editor:


Hope this helps,

- Manon

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But still there is no option to customize the sections like the 'Add Section' button in the below screenshot


Hi @Susmitha, you actually can add sections by clicking on the "Layout" button:


How do you get to a single section?  It only wants to split into more than one.

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Deleted user Jun 09, 2020

Is it no longer possible to create a single section that extends across the page??

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It sure seems like that is the case.

I am experiencing the same issue. Can't create horizontal sections anymore. :(

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