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Currently, when you want to archive a page, it only archives the page and leave all of the children separated from it. I would like to be able to Archive a parent page and have all of it's children become archived as well.
Ideally It would be archived the same way so that if I wanted to restore it it would restore it back in the same folder structure.
Yes! It is extremely disappointing that the ability to archive parent + child pages is available in only the premium version of Confluence.
It should be part of Standard.
Little Workaround in the meanwhile, if your focus is on getting rid of the pages:
Set up an "Archiving"-Space and move the page to this space (including its children)
Better Content Archiving for Confluence is a dedicated app for Confluence content lifecycle management and archiving: you can automate archiving a single Confluence page or a page together with their child pages. You can archive periodically or based on usage metrics like the last view date or last edit date.
Automatic notifications can also be sent out without any archiving happening, so Confluence content owners can take action (update) before any content is archived.
You can implement the review workflow with reminders or retention policies your organization demands.
Read more on further recommendations about Confluence content lifecycle management >
(Please note that Better Content Archiving for Confluence is a paid and supported app and I'm part of the team developing it.)
If standard archiving is too limited, you might check out Breeze, available via the Atlassian Marketplace.
It implements automated review and archiving workflows and provides dedicated views for outdated pages ready to review or archive (in bulk).
In addition, its feature set includes
👉 To anyone interested, feel free to give it a try or schedule an appointment with me for a personal demo.
Cheers, Adrian from B1NARY (the developers of Breeze)