There are two different ways to create new content from a template with the Page Tree Creator:


Create Page Tree

  1. Copy Page Tree (via Tools Menu)

  2. The “PTC Create Page Tree” Macro


Instantiate a template

Copy Page Tree (via Tools Menu)

The tools menu entries availability depends on the Page Tree Creator configuration. For further information take a look at "Configuration and Permissions".

This option starts the copy process of a page tree. The current page (and all its children) serve as template. The advanced options available are described in the section about the Replacement Dialog.

The PTC Create Page Tree Button Macro

The Page Tree Creator Button Macro can be inserted on any regular Confluence page.

  1.  Go to the page on which the “PTC Create Page Tree Button Macro” was created.

  2.  Click on the button.

    • Opens the placeholder replacement dialog, where you can define the Target Space and page (if the Target Page input parameter was left blank, while editing the button) and you can replace placeholders.

  3. Click on Create. This will automatically bring you to the newly created page tree.

Buttons in Templates

If a Page Tree Creator Button is placed in a template, the "source page" and the "target page" get automatically updated for the newly created page tree.

  • Referenced page is copied
    If the source/target page is a reference to a page inside the template itself, the newly created page/copied page will be the new referenced page

  • Reference page is not copied

    If the source/target page is not part of the template, the reference will not be updated and points always to the same page

  • Button is wrapped by a Ignore Macro

    If the Page Tree Creator Button is placed inside a Page Tree Creator Ignore Macro, all the parameters will be conserved


Copy Space

  1. Copy Space Tree (via Tools Menu)

  2. The “PTC Create Space Button” macro


Instantiate a template

Copy Space Tree (via Tools Menu)

The tools menu entries available depend on the Space Tree Creator configuration. For further information reference the part about "Configuration and Permissions".

This option starts the copy process of a space. The current space serves as template. The advanced options available are described in the section about the Replacement Dialog

The PTC Create Space Button Macro

The Space Tree Creator Button can be inserted on any regular Confluence page.

  1.  Go to the page on which the “PTC Create Space Button” macro was created.

  2.  Click on the button.

    • Opens the placeholder replacement dialog, where you can define the Target Space Key and Name and you can replace placeholders.

  3. Click on Create. This will automatically bring you to the newly created space

Buttons in Templates

If a Space Tree Creator Button is placed in a template, the "source page" gets automatically updated for the newly created space.