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Confluence: Bulk move pages

A group setup an automated user for Confluence that creates pages automatically after a specific task. They have, however, set it up to create pages in the wrong space. Is there a way to move pages in bulk instead of one-by-one?

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Thomas Schlegel Community Leader Feb 26, 2012


put all the pages under one parent page and move this parent page to the other space. The child pages will be moved with the parent page.

Best regards


I guess he is asking is there a way to move them bulk, but your answer assumes he still needs to move them one by one under one parent page.

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Tested. If deleted a parent page, all the child pages will be attached to the parent page of the parent page. Say if A->B->C, after delete B, it's A->C. 

Under Space Tools > Content Tools > Reorder Pages there's an option to drag pages to their new position.  Helpful if you're moving things not too far away from its existing hierarchy and beats having to click on each page individually and move.

This is the way to go.

Like JSzymik likes this

This is what I was looking for!

Like Christine C likes this

That was easy! Thank you.

Great answer. Thank you

Perfect solution (after I had to Google where to find "Space Tools"! :) Thank you!

Like Aromal Chenthamarakshan likes this

I moved some ten page, most fine! Then one hundred pages or so, dragging them one by one, and when calling my page tree apparently nothing had changed ... Had to redo the move. :(

I moved another few hundreds pages afterwards, piece meal, all went fine.

Anyone such experience?


Not a perfect solution if we have to move hundreds of pages, but still better than nothing. Thank you @Christine C.

So still no way to select multiple pages within a tree to move them to another tree?

Yes, I'm also in the queue waiting for this.

Like Johannes Schneider likes this

There's not any way in the Confluence Admin panel that I have seen, but you may consider altering the CONTENT.SPACEID field in the database for each affected record. There may be other fields to alter, but that's technically how you can move content between spaces quickly.

Also note, that content in 1 space may have different permissions than content in another, so if you mess with the database to switch content betwene spaces you may unintened side affects unless you also review the content permissions in CONTENT_PERM table.

As of a recent release, you can drag-and-drop directly on the menu itself on the left. You no longer need to go into Space Tools > Content Tools > Reorder Pages.

In 7.4.0 you can drag and drop, but I see no effect. The target is not highlighted/selected.

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