Create From Template overwrites existing Page.

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Hi Joey,

Can you provide a little more context?

What do you mean with existing page? 

User A create a page name "Test". If User B create page from template and name "test", this page "test" can be created and overwrite existed page "test". The creator of page "test" will be  "A" and modifier "B" .

example page link ""

If user A creates a new page and he names it "test"

User B will not be able anymore to create a page called "test" in the same space. 

However user B will be able to modify the page user A created. 


Hallo Dave,

            Your comment is not correct. This is a bug. If we create page with the same name, it can be created from template. Latest created page will overwrite existed page. That is why we ask this question.



I tried it on my side and i can't replicate this issue. 

What version of confluence are you using and do you have extra installed plugins? 


We have plugins like "copy page tree", "team calendar" and "Gliffry".

Hi Joey,

I've also tried it (Cloud version) and can't replicate the problem.

If you can replicate it, you should raise an urgent support ticket with Atlassian - this is a large and serious bug.

I will do it today.



I have the problem. If I create a page from a template it overwrites an existing page with the same name. This does not apply to the meeting notes template, but it does to custom templates. 

@Joey Jen did you raise a ticket for this issue? I can confirm this bug too with Confluence 5.10.8 (server).

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