Is there a way to create an alias for a confluence page? Making it accessible through 2 URLs?

Hi there,

one of our Confluence pages is directly accessable via a certain URL. Unfortunately, I am not the webserver administrator, so renaming this confluence page will cause the URL to point to a missing site.

Is there a simple way to create some kind of an alias for that page within confluence? So I can rename it, but keep the original URL that points to the new page?

Thanks for any hints!

 

Cheers,

Hendrik

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Stephen Deutsch Community Champion Oct 27, 2014

Hi Hendrik,

You could use one of the redirection plugins on the marketplace:

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/net.customware.confluence.plugin.redirection

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.hascode.confluence.plugin.redirection-plugin

or if you want something quick (you need a free license for the customware macro, which is kinda annoying), I wrote this user macro:

## @param location:title=Location|type=string|required=true|desc=The URL to redirect to
## @param delay:title=Delay|type=string|default=0|desc=The number of seconds to delay before redirecting the browser.
#set ( $Integer = 0 )
#set ( $delay = "0" )
#set ( $delay = $paramdelay )
#set ( $delay = $Integer.parseInt($delay) * 1000 )
#if ( $req.getParameter('redirect') != "false" )
  <script>
  setTimeout(function() {
    window.location = "$paramlocation";
  }, $delay);
  </script>
#end
<ac:macro ac:name="note">
  <ac:parameter ac:name="title">Redirection notice</ac:parameter>
  <ac:rich-text-body>
    <p>This page will redirect to <a href="$paramlocation">$paramlocation</a> in about $delay seconds.</p>
  </ac:rich-text-body>
</ac:macro>

To prevent having to do that in the future, you could use a tiny link (under Tools menu, click "Link to this Page."  That link will automatically go to that page regardless of whether the name is changed.

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