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How do you copy a template

We currently have Confluence 3.4.9. We are considering upgrading to Confluence 4.x or 5.x when it is available.

We have a lot of live templates using the CustomWare scaffolding and reporting plugins that are quite complex. Previously they have been developed with wiki markup and copied into various wiki spaces where I have space admin access by copying the wiki markup.

With 4.x and above and the elimination of the wiki markup editor I don't see how I can copy a template from one space to another.

Is there a way to:

- access wiki markup for copying the template

- copying a template from one wiki space to another

- importing a page into a wiki space as a template with space admin access

without this capability, the attraction to upgrade actually loses functionality. Manually recreating the templates in multiple wiki spaces is not an option as they are complex enough to make manual replication problematic.

Please give some guidance on this issue as it affects our ability to upgrade.


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You should be able to just select all, copy, and paste with the new editor. If you really want to retain the wiki markup, you can use the Wiki Plugin for Confluence

I was just solving same problem and actually there is a easy way, even if you use blocks:

When you are editing confluence page, in top-right corner is <> and it opens source editor. This way you can just copy-paste whole template into new one.

Confluence version 6.8.5

I did it the same way as Radek. The Macro is named 'Source Editor'. If the symbols <> are not displayed on the top right corner (only in edit mode) ask your administrator. he can configure that feature also for users.


Additional information for the feature / add on:

This is developed by Atlassian Labs, some developers of Atlassian:

Can you access source editor from a Global template in edit mode? I am unable to... that is, no < > button

Thanks Bob,

It should have been obvious, but it wasn't. When viewing page source a CTRL-A selected all and then CTRL-C to capture and then CTRL-V to paste into a template.

Hi Chuck,

Our Add-on Page Tree Creator works a bit different than the Confluence templates. The PTC-templates are based on normal confluence pages. So copy a template is a very easy task.

Try our Live Examples (no registration needed).

Marketplace link: Page Tree Creator.


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