Can I automatically create and open a new page to when I select an item on an existing page and create a link?

We have plenty of excellent user input about the way they will use our solution.  We stick these, in list format with modest detail, in Confluence.  I want to select each of the items, and do some magic to create a link, and to have that magic also open up a new page ( that the link will point to ) where I can edit more details about the actual request and get the team refining the idea on that sub-page.

My current process is to take the list, create files for each item, populate each file, the select the list item, create a link, and point it to the previously create file.  For hundreds of items, this is a massive pain.

Any ideas?

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One way would be to use wiki markup to create links to non-existent pages. Then when you click on the link, it creates a new page, you can even define what the title of the new page will be within the link. Furthermore, this creates a nice list of image2015-8-13 9:12:58.png links so you know where you left off.

So if you have a bit of user input like, "This solution is da bomb! But I want more videos." And you want to eventually create a page called "Training Videos," then you can insert Markup like:

[This solution is da bomb! But I want more videos.|Training Videos]

Perfect. Now I edit the original page, add a square brace to the front and back of the list item, save the page, and click on the red link. I save that, and I am all set. I appreciate your help and answer Milo. You have saved me hours.

Steven Behnke Community Champion Aug 13, 2015

I love this answer. It's a simple functionality but it has very powerful uses.

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