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Creating Pages

Pages are the primary means of displaying and sharing content in Confluence. Pages are contained in spaces. Each page can have child pages and you can add more child pages to contain lower-level detail. Child pages are often listed as bullets on parent pages. To create a page you need the Create Pages permissions which is assigned by your space administrator. See the Atlassian documentation for the different ways to add pages.

Creating and Editing Page Content

To create a new page, choose the Create option in the Confluence header. This will open a dialog box that displays the different types of page content you can create. Many of them such as Decision or How-to article contain templates with added functionality to help with consistent page formatting and organization. Altassian calls these Blueprints. Space Administators can also create custom templates. See the Atlassian documentation for more information about page templates.

Once you've chosen a page type -  use the Confluence editor to enter and format your content. To edit an existing page you must have Edit Pages permissions, which is assigned by the space administrator or by the person who created the page. If you have permission to edit a page you will see the Edit link in the upper right corner next to Watch, Share and Tools. Click on this link to begin editing the content of a page. See the Atlassian documentation to learn more about creating and editing content. .

Restricting Access to Pages

Page restrictions allow you to control who can view or edit individual pages. You can set the page restrictions from the Page Restrictions Dialog, which you access under Tools -> Restrictions. You can also set restrictions when editing a page in the Restrictions section near the bottom of the page.

When a page you are viewing has restrictions applied, you will see a small red padlock icon    that appears next to the page byline. Clicking the padlock will open the 'Page Restrictions' dialog box, where full details on the page restrictions are displayed. See the Atlassian documentation for more information about page restrictions.

Permissions and Page Restrictions Hierarchy

Permissions and page restrictions in Confluence work within a hierarchical manner. For example, users who can access and modify global permissions (for instance, Confluence Administrators) can define which users can access and modify space level permissions (that is, Space Administrators). Space Administrators can then define which users have access to create and modify pages. These users in turn can then apply viewing and editing restrictions to a page.

In order to set or modify page restrictions, you need to have the 'Restrict Pages' permission in the space to which the page belongs, as well as permission to edit the page itself.

If there are no page restrictions on your page or any page above it, the page and its content can be viewed by anyone (complete public access). Many spaces intentionally make their home page open to the general public and set child page restrictions as needed. It is a good idea to check out your space before you log in to see what content the general public can and cannot see.

Inherited Restrictions and Child Pages

If a page has its 'View' restriction set, that restriction will be inherited by all its children (and their children, and so on). If a 'View' restriction is added to a page that has already inherited page restrictions from its parent, users must satisfy both restrictions in order to see the page.

'Edit' restrictions are not inherited from the parent page, only from the space. See the Atlassian documentation for more information about page restrictions.

Attaching Files to Pages

An attachment is any file that is included with your page. Images, Word documents, presentations, PDFs, multimedia and sound files are some examples of attachments. Attachments are useful when you want to share information that exists in another file format. Attachments cannot be larger than 20MB each.

When a page you are viewing contains attachments, a small paperclip icon   appears next to the page byline. Clicking the paperclip will take you to the 'Attachments View', where the full list of attachments is displayed. There are several ways to attach a file to a page. See the Atlassian documentation for more information about the different ways to attach a file.

Space Administration

For more about the Space Administrator permissions, see Space Administrator - Overview.