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No publish button

Exactly at the title says - I've never seen a Publish button on any page I've created or edited.  So much of the supporting documentation refers to publishing and I think this is part of the reason I can't use much of the documentation because it's not relevant.

I'm using Confluence 6.5.2 server.  Anyone know what's going on?

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The publish button does not show in chrome when chrome is "full screen".  However if you hit the little "double box" in the extreme upper right corner of the browser and make the app "windowed", the publish button should appear.


When a page has previously been created and published, (and your are using Chrome AND the browser is NOT in full screen mode) you see this.


If you are creating a new page and it has never yet been published, (and your are using Chrome AND the browser is NOT in full screen mode) you see this.


Unfortunately that is not what we have. This is a new page, using Chrome, not maximized. No publish button.

Confluence no publish.png

I have the same issue. I don't see a Publish and Draft button. Is it because I run an older version (6.15.9)? If I should be able to activate a Publish button, can someone please point me to the exact instructions? Thank you!

I just encountered this issue as well - the whole bottom bar was missing.  It's because Confluence is often quite broken in Firefox.  I loaded up the page in Chrome and can see the bar.

I wasn't using FF with the issue noted above. Glad it's working for you though.

Atlassian team should have better documentation as most of the steps mentioned by them are not available in practical.

Hi Kim,

The first time you create a page it has a 'draft' status and there is a publish button at the bottom of the editor. 
Screenshot 2019-09-06 at 11.13.00.png

Every time you edit the page after that, the 'Publish' button says 'Update' - see the first screenshot in the page linked below...

Alternatively, are you looking to publish a page from one space to another - e.g. restricted to public? In that case you may want to explore the Comala Publishing add-on. 

Hope that helps


That's the thing, our Confluence does not look like that.  There never is a Publish button.  When I create a new page, the only thing showing at the bottom are Preview / Save / Close buttons.  There is no Draft logo at the top.  Same for editing pages.

Are you sure that your confluence admin has not installed a theme that changes how confluence looks and arranges functions?  

I used to get a Publish button and now I don't see it.  Sigh.

Is it because we run serer and not cloud? James are you on cloud Atlassian?

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