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How do I create a new child page using inline commands on a wiki page?


As an avid user of wikis products it is a real time save to be able to create a Parent Wiki page and then by using shorthand create new subpages by typing in line.

It helps create the Page Tree for you to populate later and ensure articles are already dynamically linked inline. 

For example. I create the new parent page Product Features. I start to type in the parent page to describe the Product features. Every time I want to add a child page of a particular feature I am mentioning I could add a shortcut e.g. #dashboard. This would automatically create the subpage dashboard and insert a link to the page from the parent page. This would also work when listing contents each item would create the subpage dynamically. 

Finding it difficult to discover how to do this in confluence cloud. As a wiki the ability to efficiently create pages is probably number 1 in terms of what a tool is meant todo capability wise.

I have discovered how to add a page that already exists inline using ctrl-K. Would like to be able to use a similar method by create a child page. Help appreciated.

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Daniel Eads Atlassian Team Jun 09, 2020

Hi Clarence, welcome to the Community!

The ability to create new pages on the fly while typing hasn't made it into the new editor yet. It's on our short-term backlog (roadmap of features in the new editor here) and you can follow along with that feature request directly: CONFCLOUD-67129 

In the Legacy editor, typing a square bracket [ will let you create a placeholder page link. With the implementation of the new editor, this feature had to be rebuilt from scratch. While it's not in the new editor yet, keep your eyes on that feature request.


Thank you for the clear response. The link to the roadmap was really helpful.

Ouch - but thank you for the response.  My intent is not to turn this into a "hater" forum, but I second that it would be really helpful and frankly surprising that that is not MVP 1 material.

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Dave Liao Community Leader Jan 17, 2023

@clarence (and for anyone else who's curious) - this is possible by using the square brackets like before, but also by including a "()" at the end of the bracketed words, then hitting space.


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Wow - großartig - vielen Dank - diese Info hat mir geholfen, diese Funktion zu implementieren und somit in unser Unternehmen zu streuen.


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Dave Liao Community Leader Jan 18, 2023

I always thought the functionality was deprecated in the new editor - glad that’s not the case. And glad this helped you too, @Gaby !

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