An orphaned page is a page without any incoming links and is located at what's called the 'root of the space', meaning it sits alongside the space's home page. This means that, unless you know the page exists, you're not likely to come across it during the natural course of navigation.
There may be a legitimate reason you want to have a page at the root of a space. For example, you may be effectively hiding it in the navigation. If you don't want orphaned pages though, you can easily view all orphaned pages in a space so you can tidy delete the pages or reorganise them so they're no longer orphaned.
To view the orphaned pages in a space:
- Go to the space and choose Space tools > Content Tools from the bottom of the sidebar
- Choose Orphaned Pages
If your space uses the Documentation theme:
- Choose Browse > Space Operations at the top of the screen
- Choose Orphaned Pages in the space operations options
While in the orphaned pages view, you can do any of 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 Move and Reorder Pages.
Screenshot: Managing orphaned pages
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