Managing Orphaned Pages

An orphaned page is a page without any incoming links. This means that, unless you know that the page exists, you are not likely to come across it in the space during the natural course of navigation.

When you are working in a large space with a number of pages, it is difficult to keep track of all of them. An orphaned page may be redundant or may need to be referred to from another page. Confluence allows you to view all the orphaned pages in a space so you can tidy up the space by either deleting pages or reorganising them.

To view the orphaned pages in a space:

  1. Go to the space and choose Space tools > Content Tools on the sidebar. 
  2. Choose Orphaned Pages.

If your space uses the Documentation theme:

  1. Choose Browse > Space Operations at the top of the screen.
  2. Choose Orphaned Pages in the space operations options.

You can do the following:

  • Delete an orphaned page by choosing the 'trash can' icon next to the page name.
  • Edit a page by choosing the 'pencil' icon next to the page name.
  • Give an orphaned page a parent — see Moving a Page.

Screenshot: Managing orphaned pages

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