My scenario is that I need to change a few pieces of text across hundreds of Confluence pages. We have a software change and our documentation needs updated.
I have found out a way to make multiple changes in Confluence using a find+replace.
In my test I found that Confluence was good enough to replace the original intra-page links and excerpts when I did my test.
*Be very careful with your edits. Do not modify the space key or the space name.
I haven't seen any ill effects yet. I had a user who is in that content all the time check it over and they said it is fine. I was careful to do very specific find and replaces because each one found >600 instances that matched my search. Get to know the entities.xml before you do a replace so that you don't accidentally replace page metadata or confluence code.
Also, export your attachments if you plan on deleting the original pages.
I did try other tests in the past where I did the following DO NOT DO THIS
It did indeed put the pages into Confluence, but there were ill effects... Thus the crying. Here is my symptom list from my Atlassian support ticket.
Yea, don't do that.
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