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Custom Template with automatically generated headline

Hello all,

i am more or less new to conlufence and not really familiar with all its settings.

I am (only) a space administrator and created a  template for a special meeting. So this is a custom template and not the already existing one, because we want to keep this standard template.

Anyway, for the custom template i want a special title which is automatically generated when creating a page and using this template.

It should contain the date when creating the page and a text which should remain unchanged.

For example "2021-12-15 Jour Fix"

At the moment when creating a new page based on that template i always have to write down the title myself, while in the standard template it will automatically generate the headline.


How can i manage to get this headline automatically?


Hope my question is understandable.

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@Sandra Steinert welcome to Confluence!

What you need to use are variables. A variable is an embedded function that will populate pre-defined data into your template based on when the template is generated for a page.

Bob Swift has a great collection of pre-defined variables that you can look at to determine which you may need to accomplish your goal.

Pre-defined variables 

Here is a good article on how to create templates and insert variables.

Hi Andy,

Thank you for your response!

I tried that but it will only insert the date below my headline, not in the headline itself.

When i open my template i will not even see the line where the headline will be.

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