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Is there any difference between "blog" and "page" templates?

Amy March 24, 2024

I am new to Confluence, and I was trying to create my first document. When clicked on "Create" button, I could see three options as "Page", "Whiteboard" and "Blog". 

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Emily _ DevSamurai
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March 25, 2024

Hi @Radhika Tandon

Welcome to the community and to Confluence :)

In Confluence, you have three main options for creating content:

  • Page: The most versatile option, ideal for documentation, meeting notes, project plans, and more. You can add text, images, and tables.
  • Whiteboard: A collaborative tool for brainstorming and visual planning. It's like a digital canvas for real-time teamwork, useful for drawing, mapping out ideas, and agile planning.
  • Blog: For sharing news, updates, and stories across your organization. Blogs are less formal and great for keeping everyone informed about general topics or project updates.

Choose based on your content's purpose: Pages for detailed information, Whiteboards for interactive planning, and Blogs for broader communication.

I hope this helps, and happy creating contents!

Kristian Klima
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March 25, 2024

There's also an option to create a Database when clicking the + button :) 

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Stephen Wright _Elabor8_
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March 24, 2024

Hi @Radhika Tandon 

Both allow you to share content on Confluence in a similar format.

The main difference is...

  • Pages: These are in the page hierarchy on the left-hand side, and can be organised as you see fit with parent/child relationships.
  • Blogs: These are accessible via the blog section on the left-hand menu, and ordered chronologically. 

I find teams use pages more than blogs; pages for documentation, retros, etc. Blogs are often used for updates (eg. weekly updates, company updates, etc).

Check this help page for guidance on pages/blogs: https://support.atlassian.com/confluence-cloud/docs/create-and-edit-content/

Ste

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