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To create a page, you need the 'Create Pages' permission which is assigned by a space administrator from the Space Administration screens. See space permissions or contact a space administrator for more information.

You can also read more about writing pages.

There are few ways to add a new page, described in more detail below:

On this page:

Using the Add Page Option

To add a page:

  1. Go to the 'Add Page' option. To do this:

    • Go to a page in the space, open the 'Add' menu and select 'Page'. The 'Add Page' screen opens.
    Alternatively, you can go to the Dashboard and click the 'Add Page' link located beside each space. In this case, Confluence will add the page at the root of the space.
    (info) The 'Add Page' links are only displayed if you have permission to create pages for the space.
  2. Enter a name (title) for your page.
  3. Optionally, you can base the content of your new page on a page template. Click the link labelled 'Select a page template to start from'. For more details about using a template, see Creating a Page using a Template.
  4. By default, Confluence will add the page as a child of the page you are viewing. If you need to move the new page to a different space or a different parent, you can edit the 'Location'. Refer to the instructions on moving a page.
  5. Enter content for your page using Wiki Markup or the Rich Text editor. See Writing Confluence Pages.
  6. Click 'Preview' if you want to see a preview of what the page will look like before saving it.
  7. Click 'Save'.

Pages with large amounts of text content

One user reported having problems saving a page that contained approximately 700 kilobytes (700,000 characters) or more of text content. Refer to CONF-16467 for more information. Some browsers appear to be more susceptible to this issue than others. While it is highly unlikely that your page content will ever reach this size, if you work with large pages, structuring your content into separate pages will help to avoid this issue.

Using an Undefined Link to Create a Page

In Confluence, you can add a link which points to a page that you intend to create later. You might also use such a link to prompt other Confluence users to create pages. This type of link is called an undefined link.

To add an undefined link for later creation of a page:

  1. Add a link, by typing a page name between angle brackets '[]' into your page body, specifying the name of a page which does not exist. See example below.
  2. Save the page which contains the undefined link. Confluence indicates undefined links by colouring them red.
  3. When you (or another user) click on the link, the 'Add Page' screen appears.
  4. You can then follow the steps outlined above to enter the page name, add content and save the page.

Here is an example of an undefined link:

What you need to type

What you will get

[Link to new page]

Link to new page

Screenshot above: Adding a page

Notes about Page names
  • Confluence does not accept the following characters in the title of a page:
:, @, /, \, |, ^, #, ;, [, ], {, }, <, >
  • A page must not start with the following characters:
$, .., ~
  • Page names must be unique within a space.
    We are aware that this is a limitation, and there's a feature request at CONF-5926. If you like, you can vote for this feature and add yourself as a watcher for future updates. You can also vote for the improvement request CONF-9458 to remove the restrictions on characters.

Importing an Office Document into One or More Confluence Pages

The Office Connector allows you to import a Word document into Confluence, optionally creating one or more new pages. See Importing an Office Document into Confluence.

Related Topics

Creating a Page using a Template
Writing Confluence pages
Confluence Notation Guide Overview
Editing an Existing Page
Working with Page Families
Linking Pages
Page Restrictions
Working with the Office Connector

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