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Why are my pages on the Confluence sidebar not in alphabetical order

I have noticed that since the "new" Confluence page layout was launched, when I add new pages to a Confluence space, the side bar with the page listing no longer shows them alphabetically.  Instead, the new pages are appended to the bottom of the list.

Is there a setting to get the new pages to show up in alphabetical order and not reverse creation order?

Note that only my new pages or modified pages seem to be affected.  Previously created or unmodified pages are in the expected/desired order.

It makes it tough to navigate spaces with large number of pages.

Is there a user setting I can adjust to fix this or do I need to talk to my JIRA admin?

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@Colleen PattersonIf you  are space admin, you  can reorder pages in alphabetical  order, by going to space tool and the click  the A-Z icon pages will  be order, also  you can  drag pages  to  new position.  If you  don't have space admin right   contact  you  confluence administrator/space admin to  do  it  for you.



Thanks @Moses Thomas, that did the trick.

Not sure when the setting changed, but know it is back to sorting pages by alphabetical order.


@Colleen PattersonOnce you just click the icon A-Z it changes :) please accept  solution so that  other can  benefits, there are lots of questions to answer.

@Moses Thomas What is the space tool and how can I find it? I thought I was a space admin for the spaces I work in however, I see nothing labeled space tool. I have a huge menu of pages and searching for the page I need and scrolling up and down the list takes a lot of time. If I could alphabetize it, I would be so happy!

ADDENDUM: I found the space tools - navigate to the bottom of your list of pages on the left navigation bar, and see the Space Tools icon.

However, I have no A-Z icon that I can see.

Thank you in advance.


Oh, you must have read the question before the addendum. I found it, but I didn't want to delete my question entirely in case someone else had that issue. Thanks for the reply.

Hmmm.. It's fine to manually reorganize the pages, but Colleen is right. It used to do this by default. Is there a way to get it back to doing it by default so that I don't have to do this in all my spaces? 

I'm having this exact same issue.  Our page has ~400 child pages and it appears that the last 50-75 have not been alphabetized.  When I sort it in the space tools, most items sort well (although there is a page that starts with "E" that comes in at the very end of the order).  


That being said, after sorting them in the space tools, the side-bar never gets updated and doesn't sort at all (again the last 50-75 and everything new are at the bottom in a timed order). 

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Thomas Schlegel Community Leader May 28, 2018

Hi @Colleen Patterson,

you can reorder your pages at the settings of your space:


I'm not quite sure, wich list do you mean. Do you mean the pagetree?



I am a space admin and System Admin, but I can not see the sorting (A-Z)icon.


any Idea?

Confluence 6.14.1

@Ibrahim Farhan  You will need to  go  to  Space tools > Reorder pages > 

now click on the  >   to expand  pages   the A-Z should appear on the right side.

This is exactly what I do.

But I do not see that Icon.

@Ibrahim Farhan  You need to  have pages... not  in  order  for the A-Z to  appear.

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