main.vmd not used in editor when crating page from blueprint

We use a custom theme in Confluence 5.1. If I create a new page or edit an existing one, the main.vmd decorator from the theme is used and our theme look & feel of the editor is correct.

However, if I create a page from the following blueprints, the main.vmd decorator from the custom theme is not applied and the layout of the editor is not correct:

  • com.atlassian.confluence.plugins.confluence-business-blueprints:meeting-notes-blueprint
  • com.atlassian.confluence.plugins.confluence-software-blueprints:requirements-blueprint
  • maybe others?

The right CSS file is being loaded, it really seems to be the decorator that is being ignored.

Any ideas?


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Hi Thomas,

It looks like you have uncovered a bug with our decorator code, and I am afraid that there is no simple workaround. I've created issue to track the problem, so please vote on it and watch it for progress.

If you really need a workaround and are comforatable editing plugin XML files, you could edit the <decorator> module in the confluence-create-content-plugin jar so that the "page" attribute points to your theme's main.vmd file instead of decorators/main.vmd.

Hope that helps!


Hello David,

Editing the confluence-create-content-plugin jar would work. However, customers who install the theme on their Confluence would have to tweak the plugin as well.
Nevertheless, thanks for the tip!


Hi Thomas,

It seems that we always apply the default main.vmd decorator to that blueprint url. I've raised a ticket here:



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