In Confluence 4.0 (or newer) I would like to know if it is possible to use templates to automatically create MULTIPLE pages and perhaps SUB-PAGES. For example I would like a Page with content created and 4 pages under it (as child pages) and perhaps a hierarchy of other pages created below those pages) all from 1 template. Any ideas?
We have a Feature to create pages using a Template through Confluence, but, unfortunately, to add multiple pages regarding a template isn't a feature on Confluence. It's an interesting question to have this Feature on Confluence, work on it with developers.
The best I can provide to you at the moment is to create a page with template on Confluence:
And also, the copy Space plugin, that allows you to copy multiple spaces with some information on it:
Hope it helps you!
Wouldn't a work-around be to create a template for a page that has multiple template buttons on it? For instance, say I'm a large-scale organization that wants project to govern their own pages, but want to provide an "easy button" for each project to get set up. I could create several page templates, and one "master" page template. I add a button from wherever in the tree I want users to create their own page structure from the "master" template. On the "master" template, there are template buttons for other page templates. Yes, there is a smidge of manual work, but it's not labor intensive, and automating that wouldn't save more than a minute or two during setup. On top of that, perhaps not every project requires the same number of standard child pages, so you can modularize your page tree based on needs, and not just create pages that now someone has to go clean up!
Just my two cents.
Our add-on Yoikee Creator allows you to create space templates (i.e., space blueprints) by means of mind maps. You draw the structure of your space template in a mind map, where the nodes become pages in the space. Thus, the hierarchy of nodes-sub nodes become the structure of pages-sub pages in the space.
So, you create once a mind map, and you can create as many spaces as you need with the same structure of pages (consistent spaces).
Give it a try and send us feedback!
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