Two differents URL

Hi everyone,

I realized that confluence uses two different structures of URL:

  1. structure 1: /pages/viewpage.action?pageId=12345

  2. structure 2: /display/category/example-title-automated

Is there any way to set the second structure  for all the URLs in the site?

I hope anyone can help smile

Have a good day.


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You usually only get this type of structure: "pages/viewpage.action?pageId=12345" when you have some special characters in the title. If not then it should display like structure two. I would check those pages that are displaying with pageId=12345 and see what special characters are in the title and remove them.

Agree.  The parenthesis '(' or ')' being a local favorite in page titles.

Yea we run into a lot of people using parenthesis also.

Roberto: Here is a list of characters you can't use: 

! * ' ( ) ; : @ & = + $ , / ? # [ ]

I see, thanks for answering

As an aside, you'll find the page-id is always valid - the page title url is usable when Confluence can use it, but you can always get to a page via its ID, even if there is a friendly name.

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