📣 Early Access: Live-Edit Pages! Create and edit without the need to Publish!

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Max Foerster - K15t
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May 29, 2024

Hey everyone,

Max from K15t here. :) First of all, thanks to @Kristian Klima for your research efforts and for sharing it with the community! 

Our product teams are aware of the changes and new challenges that live-edit pages introduce in Confluence, and we are working on improving the user experience as much as possible. 

Although we are optimistic about the live-edit pages, they entail many changes in different areas of Confluence, which will certainly be smoothed out during the EAP with the help of all users, the community, and partners.

Therefore, we do not currently recommend the use of live-edit pages for users with content management use cases if it is essential to you that content is published stably and reliably.

Thanks to everyone who shares their feedback with the community and the Atlassian team. 🙂

Best, Max

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Kristian Klima
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May 29, 2024

Yeah, I agree with @Max Foerster - K15t and his recommendation not to use Live Edit in workflow and compliance environments or if you're using 'presentation layer' apps to present your Confluence content.

@Philip Feldmann - appanvil presumably your earlier recommendation still stands.

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Nick Catalano
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May 30, 2024

Love this feature! It's great to finally have parity with the best feature of Google Docs, while also allowing publishing of versions of documents. This should completely remove the need for us to use Google Docs internally for collaboration and then copy the content into Confluence. Good work Atlassian team.

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Francisco Sciaraffia
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June 24, 2024

It'd be really great to have this be opt in/out for pages. Some pages are definitely ok to have live edit. others you want more "carved in stone" so to say. Would be lovely to have the option per page.

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Carolyn Glendening June 24, 2024

@Sam Lucas this is potentially very exciting functionality! However, when it is rolled out, Atlassian definitely needs to adhere to some best practices or it will be a complete no-go from our perspective:

  1. It should be entirely OFF for all spaces by default instead of on (the system should make enabling it a proactive action vs making us scramble to turn it off.)
  2. It should further be a setting at the Page level in addition to the Space. Only an admin or someone with proper permissions should be able to turn it on for a new page.
  3. It should be able to be enabled on existing pages rather than only new pages. We are in no circumstance going to rebuild a large library of existing pages where we want to use it.

The number one use case we would have for this is being able to update Jira field values in filter tables within a confluence page (statuses, or information in Confluence tables within a page. In a future state, the ideal would be to be able to turn 'on' live edit at that level (as a column or table setting, for instance) vs the page as a whole. Just as overall context! but the above 3 bullet points are the Key for rendering this functionality actually useable vs just plain dangerous and error-prone. (We want it to save work, not create more work for Admins to go digging through version history to find where someone messed something up :-)).

Thanks!

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Scott Beeson July 16, 2024

I don't think I like this at all. I wouldn't mind a new "live document" alternative to pages, but making this the default for all pages is something I'm not excited about.

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Sam Lucas
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July 17, 2024

Thanks for everyone's feedback thus far! We really appreciate it. Please know that your feedback guides our product roadmap!

We have received a lot of great feedback from our existing users and will begin sharing top roadmap items and upcoming improvements via our Private CommunityIf you'd like to join the discussion, and help shape this feature, please join us there! 

Also - please note that we do have a Vendor Ecosystem EAP also running today, and are actively working with our vendors to ensure your integrations and apps work seamlessly with Live Pages! 

For those who have signed up for the EAP in the last 60 days -- you are on our waitlist and can expect to get access to our most recent, new and improved live pages experience in mid-August! 

You will receive an email confirmation of your acceptance to the EAP, and then another email when the feature is live for you! 

@Tere Pile! you are on our EAP waitlist! 

 

Sam Lucas
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July 17, 2024

Addressing a few other important questions from others here: 

This feature is in an early access program and only those who sign up will get this experience. The nature of this EAP is to learn from our customers, make improvements, and ensure that we deliver a highly valuable and capable solution that benefits our customers. 

Live pages can be published, and published pages can be "switched to live-editing" by users with editing permissions. 

Therefore, users do have the ability to go back and fourth and control this at the page level in addition to the space level. These transitions are also recorded in page history. 

All existing pages will remain in their Draft or Published state for tenants whom join the EAP, but per the above functionality, existing pages can be converted to live edit. 

At the request of tenants within our EAP, we can enable live pages in a default on or off setting. 

We are hearing that "preventing against accidental editing" is important for live pages and your documentation. We are currently exploring solutions here outside of users making their live pages "view only" permissions and/ or publishing their live pages when ready for broader consumption. 

Please join our Private Community for more regular updates on areas we are working to improve and new functionality you can expect moving forward! 

Thanks again, all!  

CC @Trent Murray , @Francisco Sciaraffia , @Carolyn Glendening , @Scott Beeson 

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DLPGF July 18, 2024

Can this be enabled in Sandbox instead of Production?

Sam Lucas
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July 18, 2024

@DLPGF Yes! Please submit your Sandbox Tenant URL instead of Prod. when you sign up for the EAP! We have many customers that have done this. Thx. 

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