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Can I Remove pageID from Pretty URL path

Hey folks,

having migrated from server to cloud confluence, I notice that in the "pretty" format path, the pageID or some arbitrary number has appeared. This makes it hard for external apps to link to a page unless it is manually configured for each URL (*not practical)

I am not an admin on it and have no experience in administering cloud based confluence. Just want to know if it is possible to go from:


to something more akin to:


or even to the same thing just minus the page_id (I am assuming that is what it is) in the path



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James Dellow Community Leader Jan 19, 2021

You can't control that, but every page has a unique "tiny link" (short URL) available that doesn't change. When viewing a page, use the k shortcut key to get a link to the page and a popup will give you both standard and the short URL links.

Thanks for the response.

That's not ideal. Part of the link from the application is to create/edit a page if it doesn't exist. In this case it was for runbooks. 

James Dellow Community Leader Jan 19, 2021

Your links will need to look like this for that to work:
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If this still works then that is extremely helpful.


Thanks for this

This is indeed the answer. I feel silly for having not tried it. Thanks again James.


Essentially this can be used to link to any page regardless of it's existence and that's exactly what we need here :)

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