Cannot add new space

I could not add a new confluence space even if I'm part of confluence-administrator group and I have explicit right to create a new space under Global Permissions. I could not see the 'create new space' link in the dashboard that I was able to see before. Any tips? Thanks!

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As a first approach to this problem that you're experiencing, could please perform the following at your instance:

  • Restart your Confluence;
  • After please try to rebuild the content indices from scratch

Also, if the action above doesn't solve the problem, could you please go to Confluence Admin > Look and Feel, then verify the following?

  • Themes: See which theme you're using, switch back to the default if you're not using it already.
  • Layouts: See if you have any custom layout defined, if yes then make a backup and reset to default.
  • Stylesheet: See if you have custom stylesheet, if yes then make a backup and reset to default.
  • Custom HTML: See if you have any custom HTML defined, if yes then reset to default.

Kind Regards

Hi Erwin

The button to add a new space should be in the Dashboard, below the "Get Started" title.

Also it supposed to have a link "Add Space" in the dashboard, between the links Invite Users and Add Pages.

If the links aren't there, you may create a space accessing this link directly:


Hope it helps :)

The cause is we have custom 'Global Layout' which is causing the add spave button to hide.

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