An orphaned page is a page without any incoming links. This means that, unless you know that the page exists, you are not likely to come across it in the space during the natural course of navigation.
When you are working in a large space with a number of pages, it is difficult to keep track of all of them. An orphaned page may be redundant or may need to be referred to from another page. Confluence allows you to view all the orphaned pages in a space so you can tidy up the space by either deleting pages or reorganising them.
To create an Orphaned page:
To view the orphaned pages in a space:
If your space uses the Documentation theme:
You can do the following:
Hope this help.
Do let me know if you have other question.
My mileage varies.
I create a page called "deleteme", and then I create the child page, which I want to be discoverable via search only. i.e. it shouldn't appear in the sidebar.
I delete the deleteme page. The expected behaviour, according to the first answer, is that my child page is orphaned. The observed behaviour is that my child page is adopted by deleteme's parent, so it appears in the sidebar.
My workflow differs.
Create a page in another space. Move the page to the correct space without specifying a parent page. Result: an orphan page.
I was able to create an orphaned page by doing the following:
For me this successfully restored the page and listed it in the 'orphaned pages' tab. Good luck!
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