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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.

Thanks

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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.

We are using SSO. I don't believe WebDav supports single sign on authentication. So, is there another way to quickly move a number of pages around within a Confluence space, without using WebDav?

http://<yoursite>/pages/reorderpages.action?key=<spacekey>

This is the best URL I've seen all year - and I'm 3 years late!

 

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>

I only just saw this article and am really late for this, but @Georgi Kolev you need to put your space key in that part.

E.G.

A "Help Desk Knowledge Base" space key might be something like "HELPKB" or "HDKB"

If you navigate to your space, you'll see it in the URL bar anyway.

Or to find/change it, you can navigate to your Space Settings and find "Key" under the Space Details tab.

Hope that helped if you didn't figure it out by now :)

Nice solution for reordering within a space, but how do you move pages from one space to another?

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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 :(.

Here's a couple time saving steps that appear to work:

  1. Create a new folder for all the pages you intend to move
  2. Go to -> Space Tools -> Re-order pages, and move all pages you want to move to that folder
  3. Move that folder to the new space
  4. Move out of that folder ... if you want to

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.

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Not sure if this suits your needs... there's a third-party plugin for that: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.valiantys.confluence.plugin.copypartialspace

The link above no longer works.

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