Creating Blueprint Maker Blueprints
Creating blueprints begins the same way as creating any Confluence page or space. Once in place, you then define that page or space as a blueprint in your .json file.
|title||Organizing Page Blueprints|
Before creating page blueprints, think how best to organize them. When they specifically relate to a space, these blueprints have an obvious home. Random blueprints, however, may have a better home other than being scattered across the site. For instance, you could create a special Blueprint space to hold these pages.
One advantage of Blueprint Maker blueprints is the ability to use distinct substitution fields. These fields help you define:
- text fields that appear in the Blueprint Maker wizard
- areas in the blueprint where substitutions should occur
For example, you create the following substitution field and place it in the appropriate areas of your page blueprint.
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You can also use built-in substitution fields. They are:
[[Parent Page ID]]
When a user creates a page from this blueprint, the add-on prompts them to enter a product name. Upon entering a value, the add-on replaces the field in all areas. To illustrate further, let's look at the following page blueprints.