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Choosing a Wiki Template

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Article Number : KB0012154
Published on : 2023-12-13
Last modified : 2023-12-13 17:51:17
Knowledge Base : IT Public Self Help

The appearance of each wiki space is determined by that space’s Wiki Template, or what Confluence calls a “blueprint.” A blueprint is a set of page templates with added functionality to help you create, manage, and organize your wiki content more easily.

The desired blueprint is chosen when a wiki space is created, and cannot be changed later.

The available blueprints include:


Blank (Default)

This is the default blueprint and is fully customizable to suit most any need. It includes a few basic macros on the homepage and shows the Page Tree, a hierarchical listing of pages in the wiki space, by default. The Blank blueprint allows for the full range of page templates to be used.



This space blueprint is well suited for structured content, such as documentation. It displays the full Page Tree in the sidebar and hides other sidebar features like blogs and shared links. The homepage uses search and page labels to make content easy to find. Add the 'featured' label to any page you want to highlight on the homepage.

This space does not include any page blueprints but space admins can create and promote templates for your documentation authors to use. The left-hand panel, page header, and page footer are fully customizable.


Knowledge Base

Ideal for maintaining either an internal or customer-facing knowledge base, this space blueprint uses search and page labels to make content easier to find, right from the space homepage. It also contains two page blueprints for creating how-to and troubleshooting articles. The templates used in these page blueprints are completely customizable to meet your needs.



The Team blueprint is a great building block if you are using the University Wiki Service as an intranet or to manage teams. Team spaces highlight the members of the team, and grant permissions to those users accordingly.




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