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Create and edit content

In Confluence, you create content as pages in a space or as blog posts in a space. Both of these documents are conceptually the same; they are both created by clicking the create action in the global navigation. You choose Blog post to create a blog, and any other templates create a page.

Preview of a template in Confluence Cloud

Page templates are pre-formatted and feature relevant macros and instructions to help you create retros, meeting minutes, how-to-articles, decisions, and more. You can edit any of these templates to suit your own needs, or you can create your own templates from scratch. 

Just like other documents you've used, you can fill pages and blog posts with text and tables, and format them to look pretty, funny, or professional. Confluence also lets you use macros and embed files so that you can have dynamic content in your documents, like videos, Jira issues, roadmaps, and automated reports. 

The differences between pages and blogs include the following:

  • Published blogs are available in the Blog section of your space and are grouped chronologically. This means that they have a sense of timeliness and are more suited to announcements, news, and updates. 

  • Published pages are accessed from the Pages section of the space sidebar. Pages live in a page tree and can be nested and organized hierarchically, so you can have pages under pages (under pages). This lets you give your content structure and highlight relationships between pages, such as when you have a parent page about cats, and then child pages under that about different breeds of cats.

The space sidebar for Confluence, showing pages and blogs.

Every Confluence space, including your personal space, allows you to create pages in it, and has its own blog in which you can create posts. 

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