Simple task that seems to be difficult - how do I delete multiple pages in Confluence?
There are a bunch of 'junk' pages that I no longer need in our wiki, but it seems from the page tree view that I can only delete one at a time. Is this really the case?
Sarah, Does this really make sense? How obvious is a feature that allows you to delete multiple pages at a time (by placing a checkmark next to each page you want to delete in your page tree)? If I have a page that has 30 children, and I want to delete 20 of them, all the workarounds mentioned on this page are still time-consuming.
And ... creating a temp space requires that you're a Confluence Admin - which is not the case for most content contributors. Our program restricts admin access to a few people. We have hundreds of general contributors so they workaround is not practical for us.
I'll have to agree with Boris and Tanya. This is not only not a good option, for most users it simply will not work.
I know! I know! Plugins, plugins, plugins. That too is an option that is simply no good for most end users .
For what it's worth, I'll definitely steer future clients away from this product unless they're already invested in the ecosystem.
Our Page Tree Eraser plugin does exactly what you are looking for. When a user deletes a page tree, it gets moved to the trash bin space. Additionally the page titles get enhanced with the current date, time, user and space key. Like this there are no conflicts within the trash bin space.
Looks like I'll have to give this a try, glad it works on Cloud. What a shame, 8 years, millions of dollars, and shrinking growth yet Atlassian still isn't fixing issues and plugging functional holes that customers have been screaming about for years. Thankfully 3rd parties like yourself have us covered... For a price of course. Maybe if they want to reverse the shrinking growth they should start listening to customers.
There's another workaround I found, similar to Sarah's above.
The delete-pagetree plugin can be used to delete all children of a parent page, so throw them all under a common parent and choose delete pagetree and hey presto.
This really should be a default feature though, the option to pick and choose pages for deletion :(
If the "junk pages" are the ones that were not updated for a certain period or were not viewed for a certain period or already tagged with archive label, then you can use the Archiving Plugin to automatically find them and move them to an archive space.
It is usually a good idea to keep the archive (so that you can search or even restore the pages that look "junk" now), but you can completely delete that.
Is it too silly to suggest an approach like this might be provided by Atlassian? :
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