A few more features to try ...


A blog can be a useful way of bringing items to the attention of your readers. You can display a link to your blog at the top of your sidebar (see left for an example) or embed your blog elsewhere on your pages using the Blog Posts macro. 

Blog posts can be formatted in the same way as other wiki pages.

See the Confluence Blog Posts page for full details.


You can add a lightweight Task List to your wiki page by choosing the Task List button from the menu bar. You can assign tasks to users (including yourself) by typing @name, and adding deadlines if you wish. The date turns orange as it approaches, and red when it has passed. Type // to see a pop-up calendar from which you can select a date:

  • Type your task here, using "@" to assign to a user and "//" to select a due date
  • Type your task here, using "@" to assign to a user and "//" to select a due date


If you want to create a series of pages with a standard layout, it's worth considering setting up a template and providing a button for people to click on to open the template. For example, if you are creating a catalogue of your Department's services, you could set up a template like this (click on the button to see an example of a template):

 Create a Service Catalogue entry

Note that you can only create a template if you have admin permissions for the wiki space.

See the Confluence Page Templates page for full details. 


A blueprint is a set of page templates with added functionality. Blueprints already built into the wiki allow you to create meeting notes, write how-to or troubleshooting articles, create file lists, produce task reports, monitor projects, and more. You can also develop your own blueprints.

To see the built-in blueprints, click on the button next to Create

See the Confluence Blueprints page for full details.


A wealth of features is available through the use of macros. It's worth taking a few minutes to browse through the list of macros available to see whether any might be of use to you.

See the Confluence Macros page for full details.

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