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How to edit a Confluence page - and why you should do it
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How to edit a Confluence page - and why you should do it

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Holly Aspinall
16th November, 2023
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Holly Aspinall
16th November, 2023
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How to edit a Confluence page
Why should you edit Confluence pages?

Outdated Confluence content? Editing it is easier than you might think! Discover how to edit a Confluence page with our beginner's guide.

Confluence is a platform that lets you efficiently create and share information using collaborative documents called pages. But if you're new to the software, you might be unsure how to do things like edit and delete Confluence pages.
Don't worry! Whether you're a Data Center or Cloud user, our easy guide will get you updating Confluence content in no time.

How to edit a Confluence page

  1. Navigate to your Confluence page.
  2. Select the Pencil icon on the page menu (top right) to begin editing. You can also press E on your keyboard.
📝 Note: You use the same process for editing Confluence pages in Cloud and Data Center, but the buttons are in slightly different places.
Confluence Cloud and Data Center pages with the page editor button circled
Where to find the page Edit button in Confluence Cloud (top) and Data Center (bottom)
Once you've edited your page, just press the blue ‘Update’ button. This is on the top right of on Confluence Cloud, and at the bottom right on Confluence Data Center.
Confluence Cloud and Data Center pages with the update button circled
Where to find the Update button in Confluence Cloud (top) and Data Center (bottom)
💡 Did you know? You can describe how you've updated the page to help other users easily notice the difference.
  • In Confluence Cloud, press the arrow beside the blue ‘Update’ button and add your note in the ‘Version Comments’ box.
  • In Confluence Data Center, add your comment to the ‘What was changed?’ box to the left of the ‘Update’ button.

Why should you edit Confluence pages?


The first version of a Confluence page is rarely the only one. Keeping your Confluence content relevant is vital, especially if you're using Confluence as a Single Source of Truth. That's why it's important to update information as soon as it becomes outdated or incorrect. And even if your content is still up-to-date, there are often ways you can make your content more engaging and

Check if your page needs editing with this list of questions:

  • Are there relevant images on the page? If yes, are they still up-to-date?
  • Are there any spelling or grammar errors?
  • Is the page easy to read and follow?
  • Will everything make sense to end users?
  • Is the content visually engaging?

⚡️ Pro Tip: If you're not sure about any of these, get a second opinion! Have a colleague review the page for you, or add a Forms for Confluence rating scale to the bottom of the page and gather user feedback.

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Holly Aspinall
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Holly is dedicated to writing valuable, accessible guides that help users understand their tools better. She champions products that help modern workers do more with Confluence, monday.com, and beyond.

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