I need to edit a Confluence page without first viewing it. Is there a URL switch that I can use?

I am using Ver 4.3.7 of Confluence. I have pages that use Report plug-in to access metadata on pages. when I try to view the page I get a Proxy Error and the page won't load. I need to go directly into editing the page so I can fix the report code or put in a Future macro. Is there a URL switch that I can use that will take me directly into editing the page? Is there any other way to get into the page to edit it without first viewing it.

VR, Fred Haigh 

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The edit function is always one url with a page id as the key.

So, where I have


is edited by


Replace yourconfluence with your base of confluence, and the long number with the page id.  (Cue the next problem - what's the page id?)

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Hey Fred,

Yes, you can check this KB out to achieve it: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONFKB/Editing+or+Deleting+a+Page+That+Won't+Render

We have a few options in there, so I believe it will help you smile



Hi Fred,



wiki url/pages/editpage.action?spaceKey=xxxx&title=page title



Thanks for the answers. Eduardo and Kay gave me the most help. I was able to use the editpage.action switch along with the page name to get where I needed to go. Thanks for trying Nic, but answering a question by posing another question is not very helpful. Being able to use the page title in the URL was the real answer. My best to all, Fred

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Yeah, I know, it didn't use to work like that, you had to extract the id from elsewhere, even if you knew the name.

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