Why does Confluence display the parent page incorrectly when creating a new nested page?

If I create a new Confluence page nested under another page, the page location (shown just above the page title) always shows the grandparent, rather than the parent, of the new page being created.

If I click the Location button just to the right of the location string, it does show the "Current location" correctly, and if I click Move without changing anything (which doesn't actually move the page), it changes the location string to be correct. 

Note that the page is always created at the correct location, it just doesn't display the location correctly on the new page drafting screen.

Why is this the case?

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Hi, I tested this in confluence server 6.2.3 and was not able to reproduce.

What version are you on?


Hi Greg,

I'm using Confluence Cloud. Here's a few screengrabs that demonstrate what happens. In the first image, I've created a page "Test Parent" and I'm creating a new page below that:


In the second image, we can see that the location is listed as the root of my personal space:


In the third image, we can see that the current location is indeed correctly set to be "Test Parent":




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