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Deleted labels still appearing in labels list Edited

From https://confluence.atlassian.com/doc/add-remove-and-search-for-labels-136419.html:

You can't remove, consolidate or manage labels directly. A label is created by adding it to a page for the first time, and ceases to exist once its been removed from all pages it was added to.

I have removed some labels from all the pages but they still appear in the list of labels displayed by the Labels List macro. 

 

For example, I deleted the label quarantines from all pages, yet it still appears in the list of labels displayed by the Labels List macro.

Screenshot of output of Labels List macro:

quarantines.png

 

However, if you click the quarantines label, you find there are no pages with that label.

Screenshot showing no pages with the label quarantines:

Labeled content.png

This issue has some urgency as we are trying to clean up our labels before we start working with a firm that we have hired to help us with SEO.

 

1 answer

Hi @Debra Graham 

This appears to be a known defect found in 2018:

Labels not being used anymore still show on Labels list macro

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONFCLOUD-58953

 

Best regards,

Bill

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