A template space is a regular Confluence space and can be named as you see fit. The creation of a template space is explained in detail, in the next section. Upon creation the following pages are created automatically: Global Templates, Categories, Single Space Templates, which will be referred to as infrastructural pages.
Newly created PTC templates are added automatically to the right infrastructural page (PTC Template Creation).
Editing the space folder page is restricted to admins and space admins.
Viewing space folder page is restricted to those users, which are allowed to create content in the corresponding space.
What is a Template Space?
A template space is a space to store and organize templates
Create a new Template Space
Create a new Confluence space and chose a name for your template space
Go to global configuration → Page Tree Creator → Template Spaces
Add your new created space
Go to your template space and see the three newly created pages: Categories, Global Templates and Spaces
Categories, Global Templates, Spaces
What are Categories?
Categories contain templates and reveal in what spaces the templates can be used. Each category is represented by a single page that is located in a template space. A category can be assigned to multiple spaces.
Global Templates: Templates can be used everywhere
Categories: Templates can be used in all assigned spaces
Spaces: Templates can be used in one specific space
Special kinds of Category
Is created automatically when configuring a space as a template space
On each template space there is one global category
Templates in the global category are available on every space
Single Space Category
Created automatically when creating a new template with the scope 'Single Space'
It is possible to have multiple 'Single Space Categories' for one space on different template spaces
Templates in a single space category are only available on a single space.
A category can have multiple spaces assigned to it. This means all the templates inside this category, can be used in all the spaces assigned to the category.
There are two ways to assign a space to a category:
Create a new Category
To create a new category, a user needs to create page permissions on the space.
Open 'create' from the template dialog and select your template space
Use the template "New Category"
Insert a category name
Update the Category Assignments in the Template Space
To update a category, a user needs to have page permissions to edit the page
Go to the category page
Open the category popup in the top right corner
To assign a new space to a category: Select a space in the input field and click "Add space"
To remove a space from a category: click on the button of the chosen space ❌
Update the Category Assignments on individual Spaces
A space admin can add or remove a Category in the space configuration:
Open the space you want to add to a category
Go to space tools → Page Tree Creator → Categories
To assign a new category to the space: Select a category in the dropdown and click "Add Category"
To remove a category from the space: click on the button of the chosen category ❌
Move / Delete Category
When a category page is deleted, the category is removed. The templates contained in this category, would be changed into usual Confluence pages.
If a category page is moved, the category is deleted.