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john walter Mar 21, 2012

How can i make a custom template the default to always show up on new pages - and/or switch the template after the page gets initially created? I have tried all sorts of things, including just the simple "include page tree on left" checkbox that comes with Confluence default template. But regardless of what i do, i always get a blank page.

But what i really want is to be able to have a default template, complete with sections, columns, preinserted macros in various places, and that comes up automatically whenever I add a new page. I can see how if i am on a page and click on the + key to add, i can select Page from Template, but if i have made an undefined link (as im trying to do everywhere as im totally all over the place in documenting my life here), when i click on that link, i get a blank page, and not any kind of premade page...and then i can't change it to the premade either.

any help on this? Seems like i must be missing something.

Thanks in advance.


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shahrooz kamali Jun 07, 2016

I don't have an answer but need to know if this is possible. I am trying to mass create confluence pages by using the import word document functionality. The pages will not contain anything (just the title) and I have a custom template which I would like to be applied to the new pages created by the import. I don't know if changing the default template for the space will work in this case but would certainly like to try


I don't have an answer, but wonder if you got the answer - I'd like to make a default page layout for 70+ users whom I support, can't get enough info from the Confluence documentation on how to insert a 'built-in' macro (attachments) to a global template, nor whether that global template becomes the default. If you've figured anything out, I'd love to hear it - thanks in advance!


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Kerrin Hardy Sep 04, 2012

I'm also looking for the answer too

How to create an undefined link set to use a specific page template?

My questions is here (

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Kai Diercks Jul 31, 2013

Hi there, this is also, what I want to do! We have a list of software modules to write a documentation for. It would be great, if this module can be described by clicking the link opening a default template to have a structured documentation.

Is it possible or a planned feature?


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Perry Lea Nov 05, 2015

Has this ever been resolved?   Standard wiki's allow for undefined pages to default to a new template.  I must be missing something here.

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