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How can i create a new page from a users template using rest api

Hi, I want create a new page from a users template. How can i do that using rest api?
If you can give me example on Python, I will be very grateful!
I will also be glad for any help!

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Stephen Sifers
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Apr 23, 2019

Hello Михаил and welcome to the Community!

To use the REST API to create a page from a users template you will need to complete a few steps. You will need to take this as an approach to find the template, extract the content as a storage value and then pass this through to your REST API call to create a page. Here is how it would look in steps:

  1. Locate an example page with the template applied.
  2. Scrub that page via a REST API call using the following endpoint: GET /rest/api/content (This will allow you to get the storage format).
  3. From this, pass the storage format to your create call using this endpoint: POST /rest/api/content

While these steps are simplified, this process should allow you to create a page based off a user template.

Stephen Sifers

Hello Stephen,

I have the same question and am very grateful for the instructions. But I get stuck on the first step already. What does "Locate an example page with the template applied." mean?

Well, I have a user template. It has a title and an entityid, but I can't get both via GET /rest/api/content. Therefore I need type=page and a "title". If I first create an example page manually, I can of course query this, but that's exactly what I don't want.



Hi Sephen,

I'm trying to reproduce the workflow that you explain it, but I don't get the storage info in the API Rest call : 

This is my request in Postman :
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Body response : 

{ "results": [ { "id": "393224", "type": "page", "status": "current", "title": "Template Test Notes", "macroRenderedOutput": {}, "extensions": { "position": 123 }, "_expandable": { "container": "/rest/api/space/PAC", "metadata": "", "restrictions": "/rest/api/content/393224/restriction/byOperation", "history": "/rest/api/content/393224/history", "body": "", "version": "", "descendants": "/rest/api/content/393224/descendant", "space": "/rest/api/space/PAC", "childTypes": "", "operations": "", "schedulePublishDate": "", "children": "/rest/api/content/393224/child", "ancestors": "" }, "_links": { "self": "", "tinyui": "/x/CAAG", "editui": "/pages/resumedraft.action?draftId=393224", "webui": "/spaces/PAC/pages/393224/Template+Test+Notes" } } ], "start": 0, "limit": 25, "size": 1, "_links": { "base": "", "context": "/wiki", "self": "" }}

 How can I get that info?? 



Hello Maria,

to get the content in the storage format you have to use the expansions in the REST API.
The request in this case would be


This will give you the content of the page with the id in the storage format.

After that you can update a page.



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Lukas Gotter _ Meetical
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Jan 19, 2024

We can create basic pages by using the storage format the template API returns. But this feature is important for us to also include images and any other attachments from templates when creating new pages. Is there any workaround? An API to get all images referenced on a certain Confluence template?


Is it possible to achieve the above via curl ?
If so, how ?


thank you


Upvote this so we can get the api method!

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Lucas Rodrigues de Oliveira
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Sep 20, 2019
 function criaPagina() {
      //This creates a page in a space.
      var paginaano = $('#ano :selected').val();
      var demanda = $("#demanda");
      var link = $("#link");
      var jsondata = {
          "type": "page",
          "title": demanda.val(),
          "ancestors": [{
              "id": paginaano
          "space": {
              "key": AJS.params.spaceKey
          "body": {
              "storage": {
                  "value": "<p>Clique no link abaixo para acessar a demanda no Clarity:</p>" + "<a class='009' href='" + encodeURIComponent(link.val())+"'>Demanda no Clarity</a>" + buscaTemplate(),
                  "representation": "storage"
          type: "POST",
          url: "/rest/api/content/",
          contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8",
          dataType: "json",
          async: false,
          headers: {
                "Authorization": "Basic " + UserBase64
          xhrFields: {
          withCredentials: false
          data: JSON.stringify(jsondata),
          success: function (response) {
              console.log('Page saved!');
          error: function (xhr, errorText) {
              console.log('Error ' + xhr.responseText);
alert("Algo deu errado, consulte o administrador da ferramenta para mais detalhes");           }
  function buscaTemplate() {
      var dataToReturn = "Error";
          url: "/rest/api/content/" + homePgId + "?",
          type: "GET",
          dataType: "JSON",
          async: false,
          success: function (msg) {
              dataToReturn = (msg["body"]["storage"]["value"]);
error: function (xhr, errorText) {
              console.log('Error ' + xhr.responseText);
alert("Algo deu errado, consulte o administrador da ferramenta para mais detalhes");           }
      return dataToReturn;

Is it possible to update template variables while creating new page with the template ? I have a template with 5-6 variables and need to update those to new values when creating new page. 

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