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How do I avoid deadend links when deleting a page?

Mary Decker Apr 17, 2013

Hi,

I want to delete a Confluence page (since I'm moving the content to another page on the same topic), but first I want to check which pages link to the page I'm about to delete so that I can redirect the links to the other page and avoid the situation of links that go nowhere.

How do I do this?

Thanks,

Mary

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Jonathan Simonoff Apr 17, 2013

If you go to Tools > Info, you'll see a list of the pages that link to this one (incoming links).

Another approach, which will help with links that (for example) link via URL rather than page name, is to keep the old page and put in a redirect.

Mary Decker Apr 18, 2013

Thank you! And if I see no list of incoming links, I guess that means there aren't any...?

How do you do a redirect? Is a macro plugin required?

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Jonathan Simonoff Apr 18, 2013

If you see none there, that means there are no properly written links. If people have linked using URLs instead of page names, they won't show there.

For redirect, yes, it is in the Customware Redirection Plugin.

Mary Decker Apr 18, 2013

Thanks! I downloaded the plugin, but am not sure how to install it. It's a key file rather than an exe one. :-P

Jonathan Simonoff Apr 19, 2013

You need to install it via the plugin manager. Are you an admin of your wiki?

Mary Decker Apr 19, 2013

I'm not an admin. I realized that and have logged a ticket with the person who does have admin rights to get this done. Thanks for the help! I'm in a new role, so there's lots of learning... :)

Jonathan Simonoff Apr 19, 2013

You're welcome!

One more thing: If your site allows use of the HTML macro, you could use an HTML redirect. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5411538/how-to-redirect-from-html-page

Mary Decker Apr 21, 2013

Good to know. Thanks! :)

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