Upon release of Confluence 5, I really couldn't handle the new location for the "Create button". A few months in, I'm happy and it now seems natural, but for users making the change, it can seem counter-intuitive.
Several clients have asked how to get the create button back to where "it should be". This is a hack to do just that.
Browse to Confluence Admin | Look and Feel | Custom HTML | At the END of the BODY and paste the following:
Save and you're back to the "good old days":
This post originally appeared on the AppFusions blog here