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Edit a template

Space admins can edit page templates in the spaces they administer. To learn about editing global page templates, see Edit a global template.

To edit a page template:

  1. Go to the space where the template appears.

  2. From the sidebar, select Space settings > Content tools.

  3. Find the template in the table and select Edit.

Using the template editor

Editing a template is a lot like editing a page – there are only a few small differences. Currently, there’s no way to add images or attachments in templates. However, you can include variables, placeholder text, and labels. These features help people using these templates create rich and dynamic pages quickly.


When someone creates a page from a template with variables, they’ll fill out a form with text fields or lists for each variable in the template. The information they provide will be added to the page automatically.

To add a variable to a template, type /variable while editing a template. Use the same name and type as another variable in the same template to reuse it. It is only possible to add variables to custom templates.

Placeholder text

Use placeholder text to add instructions or sample text to pages created from a template. Placeholder text will only appear when a page is being edited – it’s invisible to anyone who’s viewing the published version.

To add placeholder text to a template you're editing, type /placeholder, hit enter, then type in the placeholder text you'd like to display and hit enter again. Once you hit enter, you will not be able to edit placeholder text.


Add a label to a template to apply it to every page created from that template. This is helpful if you want to create a page properties report to keep track of similar pages.

To add a label to a template, select Add labels from the ••• menu in the top right while editing a template.

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