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:

If you don't have Scaffolding, check out Using Links to Create Pages from Confluence Templates.




Linking for Confluence Server, Scaffolding Forms & Templates for Confluence Server and Data Center


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Estimated time

10 minutes


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

<h3>Create a Knowledge Base article</h3>
  <ac:structured-macro ac:macro-id="dbe57d0b-27a5-404c-99d5-c8c875f10c37" ac:name="add-page" ac:schema-version="1">
    <ac:parameter ac:name="parent">How To</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="prefix">How-to </ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="linkText">Create a new 'How-to' article</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="source">How-to article live template</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="live">true</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="labels">how</ac:parameter>
  <ac:structured-macro ac:macro-id="5f0501a3-5d0a-4661-ab5b-82399335467e" ac:name="add-page" ac:schema-version="1">
    <ac:parameter ac:name="parent">Issues and Solutions</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="linkText">Create a new 'Issues and Solutions' article</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="source">KB article live template</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="live">true</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="labels">issues-solutions</ac:parameter>
  <ac:structured-macro ac:macro-id="b2f9529e-a171-4d0e-b955-c48cbe17a9cc" ac:name="add-page" ac:schema-version="1">
    <ac:parameter ac:name="parent">Systems</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="linkText">Create a new 'FAQ' article</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="source">FAQ article live template</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="live">true</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="labels">faq</ac:parameter>
  <ac:structured-macro ac:macro-id="9deb358a-9f9e-4dc9-b1b0-851bd247ff2f" ac:name="add-page" ac:schema-version="1">
    <ac:parameter ac:name="parent">Systems</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="linkText">Create a new 'Systems' article</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="source">Systems article live template</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="live">true</ac:parameter>
    <ac:parameter ac:name="labels">systems</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 'How-to' article". Users will see this text when viewing the link on the page.

  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 Live Template to use. E.g. "How-to article live template".

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

    3. Check the Live Template parameter, so that the page to be created will always be updated when the Live Template is updated.

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

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

  6. To automatically add label to the pages, we specify "how" for Labels parameter.

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