Is there a way to bulk rename pages in confluence?

We have a bunch of pages that are prefixed with our "product" name, which has been re-branded.  Is there a way to bulk rename these pages within confluence or is an external plugin required?

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We  use the https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.nurago.confluence.plugins.treecopy plugin.  Using that, copy a page tree, and before copying, bulk rename pages with a find-and-replace (third screenshot).

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The only way I currently know is to use the API and try to do it that way. You would need to write a script that pulls every page title, checks if that word appears in it, and if so then replace it and update the page. 

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You could use Atlassian Command Line Interface (CLI):

 https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/org.swift.atlassian.cli

I used it to do exactly what you have been describing.

Hi Benoit,

could you provide me some hint, which commands (or set of commands) did you use to rename bulk of pages?

Many thanks.

Mike

Thanks @Benoit Plet .

Same question as @Michal Marko , could you provide an example? Because the vendor documentation does not talk about bulk renaming:

https://bobswift.atlassian.net/wiki/display/CSOAP/User%27s+Guide

Here is an example that adds a prefix ("RG - ") to all pages and descendants:

  1. List the pages you want to use:
    --action getPageList --space "MySpace" --title "MyPage" --descendents --file "getPageListOutputFormat2.txt" --outputFormat 2
  2. Do the rename:
    --action runFromList --common "--action renamePage --space ""MySpace"" --title @entry@ --newTitle ""RG - @entry@"" --name: getPageListOutputFormat2.txt --content: @entry@" --list "Title","Id","Parent id","Author","Created","Modifier","Modified","Version","Url"

I tested your script and it's not working. The script is always trying to rename first page with name "Title", which does not exists.

Check it...

 

See attachedscr.png also print screen

Hi there! I am running into the same problem. Did you find a solution?

Cheers,

Adam

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Davin Studer Community Champion Jun 29, 2015

Another option would be to use the WebDAV add-on(comes pre-installed). You could map Confluence as a drive and then use a batch/shell/powersehell script to change them.

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I think the CLI from BobSwift is the best and easiest way to do that.

As mentioned in an other answer, that the script isn't working, here a working command:

 

-a runFromPageList --space SPACKEY--title "TITLE" --descendents --common "-a renamePage --space SPACKEY--title \"@title@\" --newTitle \"PREFIX-@title@\""

Replace SPACEKEY, TITLE and PREFIX.

 

Kind regards
André

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