Moving a Page

This guide describes how to change a page's location. You can:

  • Change the default location of a new page.
  • Move an existing page to a different space.
  • Move an existing page to a different parent page within the same space.
  • Reorder pages that are children of the same parent.

When you move a page, attachments and comments will be moved with the page. All child and descendent pages will also be moved.

Notes about permissions:

To move a page, you need the following permissions:

  • 'Add' permission on the page you are moving, and
  • 'View' permission on the page's parent page. So if you are moving the page to a different parent, you need 'View' permission on the new parent.

To move a page into a different space, you also need:

  • 'Delete' permission on the space you are moving from, and
  • 'Add' permission on the space you are moving to.

If the page has page restrictions, and you want to keep the page restrictions in the new location, you will also need 'Restrict' permission on the space you are moving to. Alternatively, remove the page restrictions before performing the move.

Setting the location of a new page

While you are creating a new page, you can set the page's location before saving the page.

To set the location for a new page:

  1. While editing the page, choose Location.
  2. Use the tabs on the left of the 'Set Page Location' dialog to help you find the new space and parent page for your page. They determine the location of your page. The 'Current location' and 'New location' breadcrumb trails at the bottom of the dialog indicate the current parent page and new parent page.
  3. If you want to move a page to a different position amongst the child pages, select Reorder. (When you choose Move in the next step, you will be able to reorder the page.)
  4. Choose Move.
  5. If you are reordering the child pages, position the pointer in the list to set the new position for the page and choose Reorder.

Screenshot: Setting the location of a new page

Moving a page to a different space

You can move a page, along with its child pages, to a different space. Confluence will automatically adjust all links to the moved pages, to point to the pages in the new space.

To move a page to another space in your Confluence site:

  1. Go to the page and choose Tools > Move.
  2. Use the tabs on the left to help you find the new space and parent page for your page. They determine the location of your page. The 'Current location' and 'New location' breadcrumb trails at the bottom of the dialog indicate the current parent page and new parent page.
  3. If you want to move a page to a different position amongst the child pages, select Reorder. (When you choose Move in the next step, you will be able to reorder the page.)
  4. Choose Move.
  5. If you are reordering the child pages, position the pointer in the list to set the new position for the page and choose Reorder.

Moving a page within a space

You can move a page to a different position in the page tree. This allows you to:

  • Move a single page, or a family of pages, to a different parent within the space.
  • Reorder pages that are children of the same parent.

All links to the page are maintained. When you move a parent page, the entire hierarchy of child pages will move too.

To move a page:

  1. Go to the space and choose Space tools > Reorder pages on the sidebar. 
    If your space is using the Documentation theme choose Browse > Pages.  
  2. Expand the branches to locate the page you want to move.
  3. Drag the page to a new position in the tree.
  4. While dragging the page, you see one of the following:
    • A thin line between existing pages - this indicates the potential new position for the page. Release the mouse button when the page is where you want it.
    • A wide highlight over one or more existing pages - this indicates that you can drop the page into a page family. Release the mouse button to add the page to the family. The page will appear either in alphabetical sequence or as the last page in the family, depending on the family's sequential order.

 Notes

  • The new position of the page is saved as soon as you release the mouse button.
  • To cancel the move, press the 'Esc' key before releasing the mouse button.
  • When completing the New Parent Page field in the Set Page Location dialog you need to select the page suggested by Confluence's autocomplete. Just typing or pasting the page name (or using your browser's field autocomplete) will not work. 

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