How can I copy/clone a page family

Hi Folks,

I can copy a page. I can copy a space (with a plugin), but is there an "in-wiki" way to copy a pagefamily (a page and its children) ?


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Hallo Josch

There's no way to copy a page family using the out-of-the-box Confluence web interface. I've found this plugin, but not used it myself:

You can also use Bob Swift's CLI tool to do it very easily:

Here's a post that may help you get started:

I hope this helps.

Cheers, Sarah

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Daniel Eads Community Champion Feb 15, 2017

All previous answers were correct at the time they were written, however this is now native functionality in Confluence 6.0 and onward. No plugin required anymore!

Hi Daniel, Is that available in the Cloud version as well? If not, any idea when it will be?

Daniel Eads Community Champion Apr 26, 2017

Yes, you can do this out-of-the-box in Cloud.

Can you point me in the right direction? I can find how to copy a single page within the same space, but not the ability to copy a page tree from one space to another. 

Daniel Eads Community Champion Apr 27, 2017

Sorry Jeff - looks like I am eating crow! This feature is Server-only. I don't understand why it wasn't implemented in Cloud, but it looks like that's how it shook out. The Copy Page Tree plugin does support Cloud however, so it looks like that's the way to go for now.

There is an open ticket to get this in Confluence Cloud - I'd also suggest watching and voting on the ticket.

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Thomas Schlegel Community Champion May 08, 2012
Hi Josch, there is a Copy Page Tree-Plugin for that: Best regards Thomas

OOps :) I wonder how I missed that one, thanks!

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The Page Tree Creator-Plugin copies page trees or creates page trees based on templates with a search & replace process:

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Hello. I created a small script for copying Confluence page with all children, labels and attachments.

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For this case we developed 'Space Admin for Confluence' which allows:

  • copying pages and spaces (with attachements, childpages, comments, labels & permissions)
  • ordering pages using drag & drop
  • comparing pages
  • managing space permissions
  • deleting page trees and much more


You'll find it here:

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directl via e-mail to atlassian-marketplace(at)decadis(dot)de

With best regards

Nicolas Werle
Decadis AG 

Does this also copy formatting of the space home page?

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I found a way to export and import a space on Cloud, but be careful as this includes all comments.

Basically, you just need to export the space as XML, then edit the entities.xml and files in a text editor to change the space key and name. You can also edit the XML file to change the space title and any other key-value pairs that you want to change before importing.

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