Enable and disable pages

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The following information only applies to next-gen projects.

To check which type project you need help with, look at the bottom of your project’s left-hand sidebar:

  • If you see an icon stating You’re in a next-gen project with Give feedback and Learn more menu items, you're in a next-gen project.

  • If you don't, you're in a classic project. Check out our classic project documentation.

The pages feature helps your team keep track of all project documentation created in Confluence Cloud. Set up a space in Confluence and link it to your next-gen Jira Software project to help your team easily see and access all project documentation from Jira Software, without having to go to Confluence.

Enable and disable Pages

  1. Navigate to your next-gen software project.

  2. Go to Project Settings Features.

  3. Select the Pages feature to enable or disable it.

Set up pages for your Jira Software project

Step 1: Sign up for Confluence

To start creating documentation for your project, you'll need to sign up for Confluence Cloud. You can sign up for a trial from your Jira Software project:

  1. Navigate to your next-gen software project.

  2. In the project menu, select Pages.

  3. Select Create your first page and you'll be prompted to set up a Confluence Cloud trial.

Step 2: Create a Confluence space for your team

Confluence spaces are like Jira projects - they are used to by your team to store information. But while Jira projects store issues, Confluence spaces store pages.

To get started with Pages in Jira Software, you'll need to create a Confluence space.

  1. Navigate to your next-gen software project.

  2. In the project menu, select Pages.

  3. Select Create your first page to create a space for your team.

  1. Once the space has been created, select Connect a space and search for your team's space. 

  2. Select Connect to link it to your team's Jira project.

A cropped dialogue to connect a confluence space to a Jira next-gen project, using the dropdown menu or creating a new space.

Create a page

  1. Navigate to your next-gen software project.

  2. In the project menu, select Pages.

  3. Select one of the templates if you want help getting started, or select Blank page to create a page from scratch. Whichever option you select, you'll be taken to Confluence to create your page.

The pages section in a Jira next-gen project. It consists of text, page icons, and a list of linked pages.
  1. Pages list: The pages you create in your team's Confluence space will be listed here for easy access.

  2. Templates: Create a new Confluence page with pre-filled content to help you create documentation for your project.

Switch to a different Confluence space

However, projects can only be linked to one space at a time.

  1. Navigate to your next-gen software project.

  2. In the project menu, select Pages.

  3. In the top-corner, select more (Connect to a different space.

The pages section in a Jira next-gen project. There's a spotlight on the menu icon (3 black dots).

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