Can I track the pages made from a Confluence template?

Is there a way to track which pages get created from a user-created template?

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No.  The templates are point-in-time, they run "now" and don't get referenced again.  Once created, a page could easily be changed beyond all recognition of the template, and the creation template really doesn't matter after its first use.

You could amend your templates to have a label on them, or even page properties (your users are less likely to remove page properties, in my experience), but those are still editable pieces of data.

Ann Worley Atlassian Team Jan 08, 2018

That idea of including a marker like a label or a page properties macro in the template is a good one. 

I usually do the label/properties for the more structured and complex templates, not the every-day ones.

In other words, nothing I usually write - I've been trained to keep it simple and accessible, with human language.  Templates for me just save me a few clicks to do something regularly (I usually stick to a template with an introduction, toc, attachments, children and  footer in five sections).  But, that's one of the several reasons I use Confluence.  Because I save huge amounts of time with templates and macros.

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