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How to delete tags in Confluence free?



how I delete a tag in the free version of Confluence?

I can not find any page to manage them


Kind regards


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Please close this topic. There is no solution for my need.

...but thanks to @Dave Mathijs and @Ashish Bijlwan 

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Hi @R_T_ 

If by Tag you mean is Labels then you can delete it easily from the bottom of the confluence page as shown in below screenshot:


Just scroll down the Confluence Page that has the Labels from which you want to delete the tag and click on the Cross(x) as highlighted in screenshot. 

Tag will be deleted from the Confluence Page.


Thank you,

Hello Ashish,
thank you for your support.

I don't mean that.

I initially created a "servers" label, which I now find awkwardly worded. That's why I want to use the label "server" in the future.

At the bottom of the page I removed the "servers" label and added the "server" label. I have done this for all affected sites.

If I now want to label a corresponding page, "servers" is still offered to me. I want to delete the "servers" label from the entire system so that no one else can accidentally use it.


Kind regards


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Dave Mathijs Community Leader Jan 18, 2023

Hi @R_T_ welcome to the Atlassian Community!

Just remove the tag from every page it's mentioned on.

Hello Dave. Thank you for fast responding.

That is exactly what I did. Confluence tells me that there are no more page with this tag but it is still in the overview of all tags and I have been able to choose is when I tag a page.


So there seems no explicit delete button I guess from your answerer. Also I find it very uncomfortable to delete a tag from hundreds of pages :) ...or is this only in the free version?

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Dave Mathijs Community Leader Jan 18, 2023

When you try to add a label, 'servers' may still pop-up as suggestion, but that doesn't mean that there are pages with this label.

If you search for label 'servers' and there are no results, then you're safe.

If the search results displays dozens, or even hundreds of pages, then indeed, you need to remove those labels from each page individually. This is not related to the plan you have.

Third-party app ScriptRunner for Confluence has a built-in script to bulk add or remove labels on one or more pages

Thank you for your reply again.

That's ok for me, but you also have to think of employees who are not quite as knowledgeable or who are not careful when labeling new pages.
As long as there's a label to choose from, there will be plenty of people who accidentally choose it.

I also don't understand why there is no management of labels. This is an absolutely necessary basic feature that everyone will probably use.
What do I do if I find out after 100 pages that I have one (or worst case, lots of) typos in my labels.

It would be enough that if there were no more labels with "servers", this label would disappear. In my view, this is simply a design flaw.

Thank you very much for your help, but I have to say very clearly that Confluence is missing the most basic features in many places (see table functions). Some functions seem 10 years old.


P.S.: Scriptrunner is a paid software when we start our paid Confluence version. Why should I pay when Confluence is not able to make a good product?

Nevermind, just a question to myself ;=)

Dave Mathijs Community Leader Jan 18, 2023

Even if you perform a clean-up, the list of "incorrect" labels may clutter the correct ones over time again.

As an alternative, you can opt for a custom field select list multiple options.

But it can only be managed by a Jira admin, users are not able to add new values themselves. That's the other side of the coin.

Even if you would have bulk label operations out-of-the-box, there will always be people who'll create incorrect labels if they're able to.

Like R_T_ likes this

1.) I don't think so. There is of course a small change, but since we intend to work according to the review principle, something like this would be noticeable
2.) Precisely because problems arise over time, there must be such an integrated function :)

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