Here's a quick start guide to working with Scaffolding.
In this example, we're going to build a knowledge-base system consisting of a set of knowledge-base articles that would look like the following.
Step 1 - Set up the template
Space administrator permission is required to view all the features in the Space Settings menu. Non-space admin users see a limited feature set.
In the template editor
The Field Group settings appears with the available fields.
See Tips below on how to quickly insert paragraphs.
Below the Summary paragraph
See Tips below on how to quickly insert a table.
Alternatively, you can also type /dropdown and click on Dropdown List in the popup.
This creates a dropdown menu later.
In the sidebar under Field Settings
fill in the labels for the dropdown, for example, Mac OS X, Windows 10, Ubuntu, etc
press enter to create a label
select the empty cell on the right of Version to continue
The label text is auto-saved
drag and drop a Number field from the sidebar into the empty cell on the right of Version
add any other necessary fields like Diagnosis, Cause and Solution
The end result will look something like this.
This will exit the Field Group settings menu.
Finally, to save the overall template
Step 2 - Create a page
See Tips below on another alternative to insert a macro quickly.
Step 3 - Add content
On the newly-published page
The Paragraph editor under Summary supports most of the features you would normally find in a standard Confluence Cloud editor.
This includes fonts, text color, lists, links, and more.
The System row now includes a dropdown menu which allows you to pick from the labels you created earlier.
The Version field only allows you to enter numbers.
Your page will is displayed as below.
Step 4 - Update template
To demonstrate the benefits of using a Live Template, let's make make some changes to this page.
We'll add a new text field and change some of the existing fields.
choose Save to save the Field Group
then choose Save again to save the template
load the "fails with error 52" page again, or refresh the page
The changes you made to the template are now automatically reflected on the "fails with error 52" page, without you having to edit that specific page.
This allows you to manage tens or even hundreds of pages easily by just applying changes to the template.
In the Scaffolding editor
In the editor toolbar
Speed up macro entry with autocomplete
in the new editor
in the legacy editor