How do I move multiple pages between spaces with Confluence?

All the options for moving pages within confluence only seem to allow moving one page at a time. I have a large, fairly unorganised space that I wish to break up into smaller spaces, but doing this one page at a time is out of the question.

I have also been using the webdav plugin, which works fine when moving multiple pages within a space, but when I use the webdav plugin to move multiple pages to another space, all the internal links to the moved pages break. In these cases, Confluence will display a 'page not found' landing page with a link to suggested pages within the site. While the desired link is usually on this landing page, for me this is not an acceptable level of UX.

So, I would like to know if there is a tool/method for simultaneiously moving multiple pages from one space to another without the internal links breaking. Many CMS packages do this with no problems.


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The best solution I can find to this is to use the webdav plugin to move multiple pages simultaneously under a single parent within the same space (by ctrl+clicking or shift+clicking to select multiple pages and drag them under a parent).

Then in confluence, move the parent page (Tools>move) to a different space. Then you can rearrange the pages in the new space with either the confluence page tree view (one at a time), or the webdav plugin (multiple at once).

It's not perfect but it's definitely quicker than moving single pages at a time.

Hi, will this break all internal links?

Note that WebDAV no longer is supported in Confluence Cloud. Extremely annoying.


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Thanks @Scott Beeson!!

It says you have found a dead link :(

Maybe I am not typing it correctly, what do you put in <spacekey>?

It worked for me using https://<yoursite>/wiki/pages/reorderpages.action?key=<spacekey>

Confluence Command Line Interface movePage could help with moving pages to a parent, then Jobin's answer can work better. Unfortunately, Confluence remote APIs don't support moving to another space at this time :(.

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If you have a parent page which has most of the other pages, you can move the parent page with its children. That is the only bulk option available I guess!

That is why I said "If you have a parent page which has most of the other pages" :) Looks like you don't have such a parent page!

Yes but that would mean moving all the pages one-by-one under the parent page, which is what I'm trying to avoid in the first place.

Not sure if this suits your needs... there's a third-party plugin for that:

The link above no longer works.

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