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When you add a new page, you don't have to start from scratch. Instead, you can base your new page on a template – a Confluence page with predefined content. Confluence Cloud comes with more than 70 templates to help you with everything from taking meeting notes to defining your business strategy. If that’s not enough, you’ll find more templates on the Atlassian Marketplace, and you can even create your own.

This section contains information on how to use page templates, as well as how space administrators can manage them for an individual space. For information on how to manage templates for your whole site, see Administering site templates.

Templates and blueprints

If you’ve been using Confluence for a while, you may have seen the term blueprint and wondered what the difference is between a template and a blueprint. Templates and blueprints are practically identical when you’re using them, but the operate slightly differently in the code, and those differences show up in a few, limited places in the user interface.

We’ll use template throughout these docs to refer to both templates and blueprints, except when there is a practical difference in behavior. If you’re a developer who needs to understand these differences in order to create and share blueprints on the Atlassian Marketplace, see our developer documentation.