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How can I order pages in sub-folders in Confluence

I'm pretty new to Confluence and so I may be saying this wrong. Or I may have some very wrong assumptions.

We've got some basic spaces(?) in Confluence (development, marketing, sales, etc.) In these spaces we have a ton of pages(?). Some are basic info we need for the indefinite future. Some are discussions we want to keep, but rarely need to go look at.

So what's the best way to organize this? It seems to me that if we had some way on the left to create sub-folders, and sub-sub-folders, we could then move pages into the appropriate folder.

??? - thanks - dave

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Confluence does not have "folders", but it does nest pages under each other.

Go to the space settings and look for the content tools, there's a tab for re-ordering content into a tree which allows you to drag the pages around.  Once you've got started on that, you might find the "child pages" macros help you with navigation as well.

I'd caution you about having too deep a tree - more than 5 or 6 layers can get a bit confusing for humans.

We usually set up the top level page for a Space or even just the top level of a page tree like a website homepage. We put links to important child pages, explain where content is, use images as linked buttons, etc.

Some of our pages just have the child pages macro and serve as a table to contents for the child content.

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