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How to revert publish page back to unpublished (draft) in Confluence

I have published a page by accident that we need to still work on the draft, but I don't know how to rollback this action so we can continue working in the draft that will be published once we finished all changes.

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Diego Atlassian Team Jan 15, 2019

Hello there David!

Currently, there is no such feature in Confluence. What we can do to achieve a similar result is:

  1. Access the affected page
  2. Enter edit mode
  3. Copy all the page content
  4. Exit edit mode
  5. Create a new page
  6. Paste the content
  7. Do not publish the page
  8. Go back to the affected page
  9. Delete it
  10. Proceed to keep working with the newly created page

Let us know if this workaround works for you David!

Thanks, @Diego that Jira would provide a solution for this, but in the meantime this is a good workaround. Thanks. David

you guys have to add this feature - please please please

I agree, it surprises me it's not there! The workaround marked as solution is just that... a work-around this issue. Please address this. It shouldn't be that hard, right?

Seems that in July '20, we're still facing this problem. 

Yes, we can rollback to the previous version.

Just click on 3 dots present in the upper right hand corner of the page -> Click on Page History Option -> Click on Restore link present for previous version.

Your changes will be undone.





This restores to an older published version. It does not "unpublish" a document and restore its "draft" status.

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To me, it's not clear what "publish" a Space with Pages exactly means.

1) To team members only?

2) To anyone who has an account?

3) To a domain in the www, visible for everyone?

I would think only (1) is true, for the sake of confidentiality.

Maybe I missed this in the documentation, if so, please respond with a link.

Thanks! Thomas

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