It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

How to change page key in Simple Wiki?

Borek Bernard Apr 28, 2015

I know the GUI says that I can't change the page key, but what if I really need to? Should I copy the page? Will the copy maintain its history? Thanks.

1 answer

0 votes

Hi Borek,

from the API perspective, there is no way to change the page key.

You could try to change it via the database directly, but there will be a few repercussions. Specifically, anywhere the page is mentioned will not be updated. The rest (history, comments, permissions, ..etc) should remain intact.

As to your second question, If you copy a page, the copy will not contain any history of the original, only the page content (and tags + files if you chose).


Let me know if you have more questions, or need help. Feel free to reach out directly at


Borek Bernard May 11, 2015

Breaking the backlinks but still being able to change the key via GUI would be a very welcome addition. Is there a chance you'll add it?

At the moment, it's not on our roadmap. We haven't had anyone request it before you. Do you encounter this use case often?

Borek Bernard May 11, 2015

Not often. If you just documented how to do it manually (what db table to update etc.) that would be probably enough for the time being.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
This widget could not be displayed.
This widget could not be displayed.
Community showcase
Published in Marketplace Apps & Integrations

Webinar invitation: Generate custom Jira Cloud PDF reports and exports

Jira may be a staple part of your workday, but your colleagues, customers, business partners or an auditor might need information presented in a different format, that is easy to access and read. And...

56 views 0 1
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you