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Use Confluence templates to create pages like a pro

Ready to save yourself time in Confluence? Page layouts are so much easier with templates. Here's how to use them to create outstanding onboarding pages, blog posts and more.
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Do you want to create outstanding Confluence page layouts, but you're not sure where to start?
Using a ready-made Confluence template can save you pain – and precious hours – of fumbling around, figuring out how to lay out a page.
In this post, we'll explore the templates available, where to find them, and how you can use them to bring your Confluence layouts to life – whatever communications you're creating for your business.
Ready to get started? Let's dive in.

✏️ Note: This article applies to templates in Confluence Cloud. For Server/Data Center users, you can learn more about templates in Atlassian's documentation.

Visually stunning Confluence templates to wow your users

Discover our range of custom templates that make Confluence pages sing.
Confluence pages don't need to be boring - and in many cases, they shouldn't be!
At Kolekti, we want to give everyone the tools to create stunning Confluence pages, regardless of experience or skill level. Whether you want a ready-made template for your Confluence page or you're looking for page examples to inspire you, we've got you covered.

Introducing your new template buddy: Content Formatting Macros for Confluence

Our templates extend the functionality of out-of-the-box thanks to a variety of Confluence macros (also known as apps or plugins). Read on to find out more and learn which macros are used on each template!

Visual templates are useful for a range of Confluence pages, such as:
  • Company intranets
  • Knowledge bases
  • Documentation
  • Onboarding
  • Employee handbooks
  • And more!
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How to use our templates for Confluence page layouts

Instead of wasting time designing your own pages from scratch, let our templates handle the heavy lifting for you so you can focus on what you do best.

Step 1: Install Content Formatting Macros for Confluence

Click the button below to install the app for free for 30 days, then come back here and continue with the remaining steps.

Step 2. Browse our templates

Either find a specific template below or head to our templates hub and choose a template from there.

Step 3:
Edit the page

On your chosen template page, click the pencil icon ✏️ to edit the page.

Step 4:
Make your selection

Click and drag to select specific elements, or press CTRL + A (Command ⌘ + A) to select everything. Then press CTRL + C (Command ⌘ + C) to copy your selection.

Step 5:
Head back to your Confluence page

In edit mode, press CTRL + V (Command ⌘ + V) to paste all the content. Make whatever changes you like and click the Publish button.
Start your free 30-day trial of Content Formatting Macros today and boost your Confluence page design 🚀

1. Confluence knowledge base template

What is a knowledge base?

Knowledge bases are a great way to organise information about your company's products and services, departments, and topics, allowing teams to discover and share knowledge quickly and easily. You can include anything from how-to guides, FAQs, HR policies, and help articles to training guides.

Why build a knowledge base in Confluence?

You can use Confluence to build a perfect knowledge base that your team or even external customers can access. You can edit and update content in real-time and use Confluence's powerful search functionality helping your knowledge workers to find information almost instantly.
A gif showing a cursor scrolling and interacting with elements on a Confluence knowledge base template

Quickly build a knowledge base in Confluence

Create a user-friendly knowledge base for your team (or even your customers) in minutes. Click below to grab the template:

What macros have we used?

Our knowledge base template comes uses Content Formatting Macros for Confluence to help you design an impressive page. Macros include:
  • Background macro - Easily adds a header, FAQ header, and footer image to help break up the page.
  • Advanced Cards macro - Organises links and content into different interactive sections for easy navigation.
  • Tabs macro - Confluence Tabs structure your FAQs into related topics without cluttering up your page.
  • Button and Button group macros - Gives another visual way to present links, such as 'Sign up' and 'Login'.

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2. Confluence documentation template

What is documentation?

A documentation page covers a wide range of information, usually organised into - surprise! - documents. It could include details on what a product is, how it works and how to use it.

Why create documentation in Confluence?

Confluence is a natural choice for creating a documentation page. It's simple to use, has an inbuilt editor, and much more. This means anyone, regardless of skill or experience level, can use it to create documentation with ease.
A gif showing a cursor scrolling and interacting with elements on a Confluence documentation page template

Your Confluence documentation - made in minutes

Click below to copy our template and create documentation that's easy to understand and navigate:

What macros have we used?

Our documentation page template includes plenty of macros to help you design the perfect page. They include:
  • Background macro - Use backgrounds to create engaging header sections that help divide content.
  • Advanced Expand macro - Create neat collapsible sections that expand when users want to read what's inside.
  • Tabs macro - Separates out different sections under the 'Features Overview' in a clutter-free way.
  • Advanced Card macros - You’ll find this under the ‘Use Cases’ section; use it to organise your content into relevant sections of interest.
  • Button macros - You’ll find this feature at the bottom of the page, and is a great way to visualise links, such as ‘Book a demo call’.

Want to learn more? Read our articles:

3. Confluence homepage template

What is a homepage?

Think of a homepage as a shop window into your organisation. It could include information on your company's mission and vision, details on the leadership team, what solutions you offer and where all of your team members are based across the globe. This is often the first page users see, so a well-designed one should make finding information a breeze.

Why build a homepage in Confluence?

Confluence is ideal for creating a homepage as it’s easy to structure your content and makes knowledge sharing and collaboration easy, so your homepage will always be up to date with the latest and greatest news.
A screenshot of a company homepage template in Confluence

Create the ultimate home for your Confluence users

Building an interactive homepage is effortless with our template. Click below to use it on your pages:

What macros have we used?

We've designed a striking homepage template with Content Formatting Macros for Confluence. Macros include:
  • Button macros - These handy buttons link to important content at the top of your page.
  • Background macros - It includes a large header image and some introductory text to welcome users to the page.
  • Advanced Cards macros - These structure content (such as customer feedback) into visual cards that are a breeze to read and navigate.
  • Interactive Banner macro - The interactive banner displays important messages in a rotating carousel, meaning no messages get lost. It's used for 'Key values' on this template.

4. Confluence onboarding page template

What is an onboarding page?

An onboarding page is a dedicated space created to support the onboarding process for new team members. Ideally, it will contain all the information a new employee needs to get up and running quickly, from useful lists and resources to FAQs and company policies.

Why build an onboarding page in Confluence?

Confluence is ideal for onboarding new team members. You can customise the look and feel of an onboarding page in Confluence to reflect your branding. It can also be updated quickly and easily, so new members will always see the most up-to-date information.
A screenshot of a Confluence onboarding page template

Onboarding made quick (and easy!)

Click below to use our Confluence onboarding template in your own space:

What macros have we used?

Our Confluence onboarding template includes macros to help you design a page that makes sense to new users, including;
  • Background macros - We've added a large header image with a title to add style to the page. Each section has its own distinct background colour to make it even easier to navigate.
  • Button macros - Like the homepage template above, these macros link to important content and pages in a visually engaging way.

Want to learn more? Check out our articles:

5. Confluence team page template

What is a team page?

A team page showcases information and resources about a particular team or group. Essentially, it's a place where other team members and stakeholders can learn about what a team is working on, who does what, and how to reach out to them.

Why build a team page in Confluence?

As well as making it easy for you to share and collaborate on information, Confluence team pages offer loads of customisation options, including adding eye-catching images, useful links, calendars, and funny GIFs.
A gif showing a cursor scrolling and interacting with elements on a Confluence team page

Create a page worthy of your outstanding team

Click below to grab our Confluence team page template:

What macros have we used?

Our team page template uses macros to help you create a page that packs a punch, including:
  • Background macros - Include a large header image of your choice along with some introductory text, and spice things up with a choice of images and colourful backgrounds.
  • Interactive Banner macro - Rotates through important team updates using a rotating carousel banner.
  • Tabs macro - Organises important information such as 'Team values' and 'Team structure' into separate sections while reducing page clutter.
  • Advanced Cards macro - Displays important content, such as different team checklists, in an interactive way.
  • Button and Button Group macros - Groups together important links in a visual layout, helping users to quickly find the right page.

Want to learn more? Read our articles:

6. Confluence blog post template

What is a blog?

A company blog page is a place where your employees can stay up-to-date on important company news. It’s an easy way to keep everyone updated on what's going on across the organisation.

This template gives you an easy and visual way to lay out articles and updates. It also links to other relevant blog posts underneath so that users can find other content they might like to read!

Why build a blog in Confluence?

As well as centralising this information for easy access, Confluence allows teammates to add their thoughts and comments directly to posts. This makes it a much more engaging and interactive process.
A screenshot of a blog post template and its footnotes in Confluence

News and updates that users will want to read

Click below to grab our Confluence blog post page template:

What macros have we used?

Our blog post template includes macros to help you create articles that engage your readers and show your content is well-researched. They include:
  • Background macro - Use this to set up a header image and include text. You could also add a subscribe button.
  • Advanced Cards macro - Confluence Cards organise your content, letting users browse other recent or related blog posts.
  • Footnotes macro - If you need to reference sources in your articles, Confluence footnotes are great for giving citations at the bottom of your page.

Alternatives to visual templates

Looking for basic, uilt-in templates? Want to create your own? We've got you covered.

Free Confluence templates from Atlassian

If you're looking for something less visual, or without third-party add-ons, Atlassian's built-in templates library offers over 130 free page templates. These templates are also known as blueprint templates.
You can use them to create everything, from a status page to a project plan to a one-pager on your company's annual report. And you won’t be scratching your head trying to figure out how to use them as each template comes with easy-to-follow instructions on how to put them into action.
📝 Note: Atlassian's templates are functional but fairly basic. While they work for something like meeting notes, user-facing pages might need more visual elements: templates made with Content Formatting Macros provide this with ease.
Atlassian's built in Confluence team page template with sections on team metrics and team members

Create your own Confluence template

If you've checked out our example pages (or browsed Atlassian's built-in selection) and you're inspired to build your own, we've got you. It's easy to create a Confluence template in just a few steps.

Click the link below to read our easy guide and start building templates today!

It's time to design Confluence pages like a pro 🔥

Instead of wasting time designing your own pages from scratch, let our templates handle the heavy lifting for you, so you can focus on what you do best.
But why stop there? If you've got a great idea for a Confluence page but haven't got a template, you can create your own with Content Formatting Macros for Confluence!
Watch the video to see how you can create stunning Confluence pages in just 5 minutes! 👇

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