Creating a blog template in Confluence can be a helpful way to organize your blog content and make it easy for you to create new posts. If you’re not familiar with how to create a blog in Confluence, we recommend reading our guide first.
In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps necessary to create a template for your blog in Confluence. First, create a new Confluence site. Once you have your site created, follow these steps to create your blog template:
1. Click on the “My Sites” tab at the top of the page, and then click on the “Create New Site” button.
2. On the “Site Settings” page that appears, enter a name for your blog in the “Site Name” field and select “Confluence Blog” as the “Type”.
3. On the “Content” page that appears, configure your blog settings by entering some information about your blog in the fields below.
We recommend entering a description of your blog and selecting a theme from the available themes. You can also choose to enable comments and add tags to help people find your posts.
4. Click on the “Create Blog Content” button to generate your first post.
In this post, we’ll show you how to configure your blog template using the settings that you just configured.
5. To configure your blog template, click on the “Configuration” tab at the top of the page and then enter these values in the fields below:
– Name: This is the name that will appear on screen when you’re editing posts or pages within your blog. You can change this name if you’d like, but it’s important to remember to do so before saving any changes because otherwise they won’t take effect until you reload your site.
We recommend using something descriptive but brief so that people will be able to understand what’s going on within your blog without having too much extra information present. For example, if your name is “Blog A”, use “Blog A Configuration” as the name for this field when configuring it.
– Blog Title: This is where you’ll enter a title for your post or page (for example, “How To Configure Your Blog Template”). The title should be short but descriptive so that people can quickly identify what’s being discussed within an individual post or page.
Be sure to use proper grammar and spelling so that readers understand what’s being said without having to look further into it. This field is optional but recommended because it will help people find specific posts or pages more easily when they’re browsing through your content collection.
– Author: Enter your name as the author of each post or page that you create using this template (for example, John Doe). If you’d like, you can also choose to have anonymous posts enabled by default (in which case no author information will be shown).
This field is optional but recommended because it will help people identify who wrote particular posts or pages within your collection more easily (assuming that you want them identified). If anonymous posts are not desired, then leave this field blank (or set its value to “Anonymous”).
– Date Published: This is where you’ll enter a date/time stamp for each post or page that you create using this template (for example, 10/5/2015). The date format should be Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is usually represented byyyyy-mm-dd HH:MM:SS). You can also choose to have posts and pages published immediately upon creation (by default this setting is enabled). This field is optional but recommended because it will help readers keep track of when new content has been added to your blog (assuming they’re interested in doing so).
If desired, you can also set a custom publication date by entering yyyy-mm-dd HH:MM:SS here instead of UTC . Note that if public comments are enabled on this site then published comments will appear immediately after published posts instead of waiting until after all public comments have been published (which may happen sometime after publication depending on how many comments are posted).
6. Click on OK once all fields have been properly configured and saved (or press Ctrl+S if you’re logged into Confluence as an administrator). Your new template should now be available for use within your blog content collection! Next we’ll show you how to add a post using this template.