I'd like to force the "Create" button to make a blog post, by default, rather than a new page. We're using the new editor now, and a lot of my team are missing the sidebar and just making pages when they mean to make blog posts. Anyone have a way of making this work easily?
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There is currently no way of changing what the Create button does in Confluence Cloud. A couple suggestions exist in our public Jira instance that relate to this, however:
As somewhat of a workaround, it is possible to use the Blog Posts macro on a page to add a button that skips the Create dialogue box and goes straight to a new Blog post:
I've used the fields on the left to filter down the criteria so no posts show in the feed. When there's no posts to display, the macro adds the "Create blog post" button. This would require your team to view whatever page this macro is on to get the button, so it may not be the exact solution you're looking for. But it's possible if you have a newsfeed page for your blog posts anyway, adding a "blank" Blog Posts macro above your existing news items could provide an easy way to create new posts.
I'd recommend using search criteria that yield no results. For example, in the screenshot above, I used 'Restrict to these Authors' and entered an account that hadn't ever published a blog post. You could also use the 'Restrict to these Labels' box and enter some nonsense label like lkjsadlfkjasdfkl that nobody would intentionally add.
Testing the options listed in the screenshot:
I restricted to a label that we don't use on blog posts - it does get used but not for blog posts so that it is a legit label that never comes up with anything.
Still occasionally get people trying to make a blog post by editing the front page and just typing into the page but mostly this method has idiot-proofed our blog.
@Ashleigh Rogerson I would recommend starting with a fresh blog posts macro, then modify only these fields:
and that's it. Save the macro without modifying any of the other options.
Labels are a type of freeform metadata you can add to pages. They're not necessary for this, although you can read about them at this link if you're interested in learning more.
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