How to add a serial / issue number to a page in Confluence 4.0?

I want to build a simple knowledge base. How can I automatically add a unique ID number to each page name?

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David Simpson Community Champion Nov 11, 2011

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Paste this in At the end of the HEAD:

<script>
AJS.toInit(function(){
  if (AJS.params.pageId != 'undefined') {
    AJS.$('#title-text a').prepend(AJS.params.pageId + ' ');
  }
});
</script>

It will prepend the pageId to the page title.

Thanks! Is page layout development documented in any one place or will I have to piece it together myself?

<script>
AJS.toInit(function(){
  if (AJS.params.pageId != 'undefined') {
    AJS.$('#title-text a').prepend('KB-' + AJS.params.pageId +' ');
  }
});
</script>

That's close to what I need, except the number does not seem to be searchable.

I faced the same problem while I was creating the KB and when we need to send a reference to the page that was not going to be changed (so I was not able to use the page name). The tiny url is the unique ID that I used.

I added the following on the top of the page just in case they need to send the link

Right-click this link and choose "Copy Link Location" to reference this KBA: {page-info:tinyurl}

Each page already has a unique page id assigned by Confluence. Would that work for you?

Yes, the unique page ID would be great. So I want to add something to the main-header div in the main layout for the KB space?

You have to figure out how you want it displayed but something like: PAGE_ID: ${page.id} in the layout.

I am also interested in doing this, but my understanding is that the Page ID is not completely stable. The ID may chagne as updates are made to the page or if the Confluence instance is upgraded. Can anyone comment on how persistent page IDs really are on Confluence?

The pageId is stable, the page title can change (obviously).

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