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The power of Smart Templates comes from the feature which allows you to include multiple page parts or excerpts from different sources

By default the add-on comes with 2 macros which can be used as excerpts, but this is extendable by you through add-on configuration via UPM (Go to Manage Add-ons and look for "Vertuna Smart Templates Plugin for Confluence" add-on)

Then click on "Configure"

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This will bring up the configuration dialog and will show the macros currently supported as excerpts by Smart Templates in your Confluence installation

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You can configure your own mappings here

Let's see what the existing mappings allows us to do.

Consider the following page

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It contains 2 panels with some content

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Now, we create a page with Smart Template macro and point it to this page as a source

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Now, we can see a dropdown with some content excerpts we can use:

We choose the first one from the list

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And as you can see on the right-hand side only a selected part has been rendered in the preview and will be included into the Live Template

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You can have Live Templates within Live Templates to include multiple excerpts



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Or you can teach the add-on in the configuration to accept Smart Templates macro or any other macro as a supported content excerpt



It is better to avoid configuring smart template a supported excerpt, as it may lead to a infinite recursion (we have methods to detect this, no worries). But it is much easier and simple to use the Smart Templates with other macros