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.
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.
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.