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Do links break when the NAME of a Confluence space is modified?

Angela Boston Community Leader Feb 13, 2020

I've seen a number of posts regarding links, but was unable to locate a post regarding links when the space name changes. 

We'd like to rename some of our spaces.  If we rename them do links break?  We link to these spaces from all sorts of locations and would not be able to maintain updating them all if the links break.

Please advise. 

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Dominic Lagger Community Leader Feb 13, 2020

Hi  @Angela Boston 

There are 2 types of links:

  • Full link 
  • Tiny links

The Full Link has the space key in it, like: 

/wiki/spaces/CPJ/pages/3145795/Link1

The Tiny Link doesn't have the space key in it, like:

/wiki/x/QwAw

These links are great for sharing, like mails oder text messages. In Confluence, I always recommend to use the text links (Direct Links).

You can't change the space key. So it doesn't matter, when you change the space name, because the space name isn't a part of the link.

Regards, 

Dominic

Angela Boston Community Leader Feb 13, 2020

Wonderful.  Exactly what I needed.  Thank you, Dominic. 

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