You might want to guide users in creating content in Confluence, by providing a one-click link to create a page with a structured layout by:

  • Automatically use a Confluence template as the base structure.

  • Automatically suggest a page title

  • Automatically categorize a page under a parent page

  • Automatically add labels to the page

You may also apply this to Scaffolding Live Templates. See Using Links to Create Pages from Live Templates. (Only applicable for Server version.)




Linking for Confluence Server


Server and Data Center



Estimated time

5 minutes


Add Page



Storage format

You can copy and paste this code into the Confluence Source Editor:

<h3>Product Catalogues</h3>
  <ac:structured-macro ac:macro-id="3417a97b-c0d4-4f1d-8d86-b45231cb688d" ac:name="add-page" ac:schema-version="1">
    <ac:parameter ac:name="parent">Products</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="prefix">Product - </ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="linkText">Create a new Product</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="source">Product template</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="labels">product</ac:parameter>
  <ac:structured-macro ac:macro-id="7b7af786-9714-436e-bf32-d00ee45e2176" ac:name="add-page" ac:schema-version="1">
    <ac:parameter ac:name="parent">Product Suppliers</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="prefix">Product Supplier - </ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="linkText">Create a new Product Supplier</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="source">Product supplier template</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="labels">product-suppliers</ac:parameter>
  <ac:structured-macro ac:macro-id="1fad6390-a12d-4833-b63e-2f1447f2cd55" ac:name="add-page" ac:schema-version="1">
    <ac:parameter ac:name="parent">Contracts</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="linkText">Create a new Contract</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="source">Contract template</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="labels">contract</ac:parameter>

Macro structure

You can recreate the example in the editor view:


  1. Create an Add Page macro.

  2. For the parameter Create Link Text, enter the title of the link e.g. "Create a new Product".

  3. To decide what will happen when a user clicks on the link, specify the source parameters:

    1. Source parameter determines the name of the Confluence template to use. E.g. "Product template".

    2. Source type is set to "template" since it is based on a Confluence template.

  4. Expand the Configure page title prefix/postfix and make use of Prefix and Postfix parameters. In this example, we add "Product - " as postfix, so all page titles will start with "Product - (Name of Product)".

  5. To ensure organized space, make use of the Parent parameter, which tells Linking where to create the page. Useful to automatically categorize the pages.

  6. You can also automatically add label(s) to the pages. For this example, we specify "product" in the Labels parameter.

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