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Can you create a page and then save it as a global template in confluence?

Veronica Stewart Apr 11, 2012

I want to create a few global templates for others to use, but I don't want to use wiki mark up, but the editor. Can I create the page/form and then save it as a template?

4 answers

1 vote
Andrew Frayling Apr 11, 2012

Hi,

You cannot do this directly, but there is a workaround that may work for you. It was posted as a solution for a similar question at https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/42585/how-to-use-image-effects-in-a-confluence-template

1) Create a new page and restrict editing to yourself – this page will become ytour page template

2) Add all the content you wish to be in the template to this page, including the image with an effect

3) Save the page

4) Click on the tools menu

5) Right click on the menu item – Copy – and select 'Copy Link Address'

6) On another page create a link with an alias like 'Create a new <template name> page', using the link you just copied

When users click on this link Confluence will copy the page (template) you created in steps 1 to 3.

Hope that helps?

Andrew.

Sean Patrick Randall Apr 16, 2019

It just deleted the page I spent 8+ hours working on, and the link goes to a blank page.

So awesome. And now I can't retrieve the lost page.

Thank you so much.

0 votes

Unfortunately this is not possible right now, sorry about that. However, we have a page detailing this improvement request here: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-11744

This ticket states:

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for commenting and voting on this issue. We know that WYSIWYG page templates has newfound importance with the release of Confluence 4 and we plan to have this in the next major Confluence release (4.3). In the mean time, please feel free to comment and share your page templates use cases.

Thank you for your patience.
Bill

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Gabe Adoff Apr 12, 2013

Hi,

With the current release of Confluence, is it now possible to save an existing page as a template? Or is the above workaround still required? My team is running 4.3.

Thanks!

Gabe

Dave Geurts Jun 26, 2015

I am also curios if this is now possible.

0 votes

Hi Veronica,

Our Add-on Page Tree Creator works a bit different than the Confluence templates. The PTC-templates are based on normal Confluence pages. So copy a template is a very easy task.

Try our Live Examples (no registration needed).

Marketplace link: Page Tree Creator.

Regards,
Stephan

 

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