Move, copy, and hide pages

The easiest way to set a page's location in Confluence is to navigate to the space where you want the page to live, find its parent page, and choose Create. If your needs then change, you can move the page while editing or viewing.

On this page:

Reorder pages within a space

When you move a page, all the incoming links will be maintained, and when you move a parent page, the entire hierarchy of child pages move too.

To move or reorder a page:

  1. Go to the space home and expand the sidebar to locate the page tree

  2. Expand the branches to locate the page you want to move

  3. Drag the page to a new position in the tree

move any page by dragging it to a new position in the tree

Move pages

To move a page:

  1. Open the Set Page Location dialog while editing or viewing the page you'd like to move:
    • While editing the page, tap the location icon () at the top of the page.
    • While viewing the page, tap , then select Move.
  2. Use one of the options on the left to find the new parent page for your content. 
    Info (i) If you use Advanced and type in the page name, you'll need to select the suggested page. Just typing or pasting in the page name in won't work.
  3. Choose Reorder if you want to move the page to a different position amongst the child pages (when you choose Move in the next step, you'll be able to reorder the page).
  4. Choose Move (If you're reordering the child pages, choose the new position for the page and choose Reorder).

The page – along with any attachments, comments, and child pages – will move to your chosen location. Confluence will automatically adjust any in-app links to point to the new location. 

Screenshot: This dialog lets you set a new location for a page. You can find the page by browsing the page tree, looking at recently viewed, searching, or entering the exact name.

Copy pages

If you need to duplicate the content of a page, the easiest way is to copy the page.

When you copy a page, Confluence will rename the page Copy of [originalPageName] by default, as pages in a space must have unique names, but you can change this while editing. You can keep the same name if you're moving the page to a different space.

To copy a page:

  1. Go to a page in the space and tap , then select Copy.
    Confluence will open a copy of the page in the editor. 
  2. Rename the page and make any other changes in the body of the page.
    If you need to move the new page to a different space or a different parent, choose Location at the bottom-left of the page. 
  3. Choose Save.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Copying a page will duplicate all of the original page's attachments and labels, but won't copy comments from the original page.
  • This method of copying a page doesn't copy the child pages. Please add your vote to issue CONF-2814 if you'd like to see this improvement.
  • You can copy an entire space, including all pages in the space (parents and children) — refer to these instructions on copying a space.
  • Copying a page does not copy any of the page restrictions on it. 

Hide pages

You can hide a page from the page tree by moving it to the root of the space. That is, when you rearrange pages, have it at the same level as the space home page. This hides your page from the page tree, and it's useful if you want to create a page that you don't want to be as visible. So for example, if you're creating a space for a client and there's another page on which you take notes. You can still link to this from elsewhere on your site. 

To hide a page: 

  1. Go to a page in the space
  2. Choose Space settings from the sidebar > Content Tools > Reorder Pages
  3. Move the page to the same level as the home page

Screenshot: In this example, the page memes is hidden in the page tree because it's at the same level as Sami Peachey's Home.

If you do not have any incoming links, your page will be an orphan. Confluence lets you see a list of orphaned pages in your space. This is useful if you're using include page macros to pull content from one page onto multiple other pages. As you add and remove content over time, you can see which pages aren't being referenced anywhere by checking the Orphaned Pages list. 

To view the orphaned pages in a space:

  • Go to a page in the space
  • Choose Space settings from the sidebar > Content Tools > Orphaned Pages

Screenshot: The Orphaned Pages view. From here you can view, edit, or delete orphaned pages. 

Hidden and orphaned pages still show up in search results, and can be accessed if someone has the page URL. If you would like for a page not to show up in search results, you can move it to an archived space, but the only way to stop anyone from seeing it even with the URL, is to add page restrictions to it. 

Notes about permissions

To move a page, you need the following permissions:

  • Edit permissions on the page you're moving.
  • View permissions on the new parent page.

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

  • Delete permission on the space you're moving from.
  • Create permission on the space you're moving or copying to.

If the page has restrictions, and you want to keep the page restrictions in the new location, you'll also need Restrict permission in the space you're moving to. 

Last modified on Jul 23, 2019

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