How to create a wishlist

How can one create a wish list that employees in the company can added their ideas too?

@Barb Zivney give a great answer below. Here is how I completed the task

Create a template: Make sure you add a label to the template you will need it later on

In that template place Page Properties Marco:


Create a Page to have the button "Create Item":

use the marco Create from Template


Create a New page with the Page Properties Report:


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We did this by first using a Page Properties macro to create a simple form to enter ideas & suggestions with fields like date created, who added it, summary, details, category, etc. It adds a label to each page generated. Then we have a page with a "create from template" button (Add a new idea) where people can enter their ideas using the template, and below it a Page Properties Report that displays the selected columns of data based on the label.

Barb, Nice! An option I may try for the right use case. Thanks for sharing.

Great. The only issue I see is that each new item creates a new page. Is that what you would expect to see?


Yep, that's how it works. There might be some ideas that standalone with just the form information. Others might be larger proposals that include other documentation (so a separate page is helpful to add what's needed). Also, each page/idea can be commented on and voted on (liked), which you can also include as counts on the properties report.


Just a couple of ideas for you -  coming from someone who helped successfully roll Confluence out to our company (i.e. most of the 200 spaces now are owned by non-IT business users) - ~7000 employees - and who has created similar things:

1.) COMMENTS. The super-simplest way - ask them to add their wishes in comments. Pro: Easy to do, they just start typing. Con: if there are many folks involved it may not be optimal to have ideas strung out in long comment threads

2.) TABLE. Create a table with appropriate headers (example: Title of Wish | Detail | Reasons for Doing it | Comments). Pro: More organization for the page and can invite others to comment in specific rows. We used the Confluence emoticons to signal green-yellow-red status in one use case.  Con: If first-time Confluence editors are involved (they may be viewers but never contributed to a page) some light explanation is required to guide how to edit the page. Or, insert a button that links to the edit link, the button can say something like "Click here to Add or Comment on a Wish" (or whatever). Then an info macro can be used to pop the rest of the light instructions including to click Save when they're done.

We've done both. The choice depends upon your need. And granted these are for somewhat light inputs. If you expect thousands of contributions, you need another approach.

I agree with Tom and would be my first approaches - nice and simple, easy to understand by all users

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