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How can I delete the page without visiting it?

Kate Nov 13, 2011

Hi,all!

I can't go to the page (i guess it has some mistakes). How can I delete this page without visiting it?

Thnx :)

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You can use the Confluence Command Line Interface removePage action. Another option is to go to another page and look at the link that is produced for tools -> remove page. Copy/paste and replace the page id with the page id of the page you want to delete. You need the page id of the bad page - query the contents table to get that or run something like:

--action getPageList --space spacekey --title "bad page" --children --outputFormat 2

By the way, you might want to use getPageSource first to save the page data.

Kate Nov 13, 2011

Good advice! thank you!

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David Peterson Nov 14, 2011

Another option is to use the {link-to} macro from the Linking Page. In that case, you just need the page name. Just add it to another page somewhere in Confluence (in the same Space is the simplest) like so:

{link-to:page remove|page=Name Of Page I Want To Remove}Remove Bad Page{link-to}

Then, just follow the link, and it will ask you to confirm you want to delete the page. Say 'Yes', and you're good to go.

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Shreya Rawal Oct 18, 2018

I found a much easier way of doing this in case anyone else is looking for it. Create a new Dummy page under the same space and using Page Reorder under Content Tools move the page to be deleted under the newly created Dummy page. Delete the Dummy page and the child page.

Jonathan Miller Dec 11, 2018

Thanks, that really was easy.

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Richard Fenton Mar 08, 2019

Clever :)

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