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Creating unique URL's for each Confluence page Edited

Hi everyone!
Every time we move or rename a page in our confluence space it "breaks" and brings up the attached image.
We would like to be able to have a page found no matter what the name is and where it's move to.
We are using version "Powered by Atlassian Confluence 6.12.4"

2020-10-07_10-29-35.jpg

 

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Hi @Mattia Fracassini ,

Do you mean that after renaming a page , you cannot access the link with the old URL (with old page name in URL)? If so, it is an expected behavior. If you do not want to use the same URL, even after page rename, then start using the page ID instead of names.(though not easy to use, that is the only way).

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONFCLOUD-45898

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Confluence has up to four urls for a page.

  • If your page name is plain text without punctuation, then you can find it under <base url>/display/<space/<page name>.  If you rename a page, this url will change
  • A page has a unique id, which you will see in the url when you edit the page, or give it a name that cannot be a real url.  This id, and hence view/edit urls will not change
  • If you look in the page information, you'll also see a "short link".  This is based on the id, and hence also will not change
  • If you are working inside Confluence, then you should be using the internal page linking, which is not based on urls and works no matter what you do to the page name or location

So, the simple answer is to encourage people to use the second or third options when they publish links externally, and if they want to link to another page inside Confluence, always use the internal page reference.

Note that if you migrate Confluence to another place, only the internal links can be preserved - the change of base url will relocate all external urls.

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