Customize the Confluence template "How-to article"

Here we create template with predefined content, so we don´t have to start a new page from scratch.

Step-by-step guide


Navigate in Confluence through the Cog Wheel on the left sidebar to Content Tools

If you go to the Content tools you can only edit the content for that specific space

Go to the "How-to article" template and click on Edit

Here, you can customize templates and blueprints e.g. with template variables, macros, or custom fields

Now we created a simple table with three parameters that we want to fetch from the issue

to do so we set the variables from the related issue with the $issue.description variable and also add the variable for the Issue key and the assignee

the variables, will be replaced with information from the issue that the page is created from

To do that we can use the predefined $issue.description variable

Add a variable by typing $ and the name of the variable you need. For example, to add the issue key, type $issue.key


You can also add a variable by writing down the full name of it and then clicking on the "insert template items to this page" button and then select→  new variable

Now perform the same step to add the issue Key macro for the field Requirements  variable $issue.key.macro


The last step is to add the variable for the developer and save your new edited How-to article template

Then you will be returned to the templates overview.