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Customize default space content

Site administrators can edit the template that is used to create the overview for new sites. This default content appears on the overview when a new space is created. There is a different template for site spaces, personal spaces and space blueprints.

The default content in the template only appears for new spaces (those that are created after you have defined the content). Changes to the template do not affect existing overviews.

Edit the default overview for a blank space

To edit the default (blank) space content template:

  1. If you aren’t already there, go to your Confluence Cloud site.

  2. Select the settings wheel () in the top right corner to open site settings.

  3. Select Global Templates and Blueprints from the sidebar (under Configuration).

  4. Select Edit next to "Default Space Content" or "Default Personal Space Content" (depending on whether you want to customize the content for new site space or personal space overviews).

  5. Enter the content that you want to appear on the overview for new blank spaces. You can add variables, macros, and other content in the same way as editing a page template.

  6. Select Save.

The following variables are available to be added to the default space content templates.

  • $spaceKey inserts the space key into the site space overview 

  • $spaceName inserts the space name into the site space overview

  • $userFullName inserts the user (owner of the personal space) into the personal space overview

  • $userEmail inserts the email address of the user (owner of the personal space) into the personal space overview.

Default space templates differ from ordinary page templates in that they don't present the user with a form to complete, so variables should be limited to those listed in the Variables menu.

Some macros, like the Table of Contents macro, may not display correctly when you preview the template as they are designed to work on a page. The macros will display correctly on the overview when you create a new space. For more information on editing a template, including adding macros, see Edit a template.

Reset the original default content

To reset the original default content:

  1. If you aren’t already there, go to your Confluence Cloud site.

  2. Select the settings wheel () in the top right corner to open site settings.

  3. Select Global Templates and Blueprints from the sidebar (under Configuration).

  4. Select Reset to default next to the template you wish to reset.

From this point on, all new space overviews will be created with the original default content.

Last modified on Mar 26, 2021
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