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Ability to Archive Parent Pages (+ Children)

Carl November 16, 2020

Currently, when you want to archive a page, it only archives the page and leave all of the children separated from it. I would like to be able to Archive a parent page and have all of it's children become archived as well.

Ideally It would be archived the same way so that if I wanted to restore it it would restore it back in the same folder structure.


10 answers

6 votes
Alex Kantor March 16, 2021

+1 to this. It's extremely difficult to tidy up a space with multiple child pages that you want to archive at the same time without spending an inordinate amount of time archiving each individual page. 

2 votes
kamuzz August 8, 2022

Yes! It is extremely disappointing that the ability to archive parent + child pages is available in only the premium version of Confluence.

It should be part of Standard.

1 vote
Wiebke Eggers December 20, 2022

+1 Please add this feature to all versions - it should be standard.

0 votes
Adrian Hülsmann - B1NARY
Marketplace Partner
Marketplace Partners provide apps and integrations available on the Atlassian Marketplace that extend the power of Atlassian products.
May 16, 2023

If standard archiving is too limited, you might check out Breeze, available via the Atlassian Marketplace.

It implements automated review and archiving workflows and provides dedicated views for outdated pages ready to review or archive (in bulk).


In addition, its feature set includes

  • automated content analyses,
  • page review and archiving workflows,
  • page and space ownership,
  • reports and notifications,
  • bulk archiving and deletion,
  • analytics,
  • data export
  • and more to update outdated pages quickly and enhance collaboration.

👉 To anyone interested, feel free to give it a try or schedule an appointment with me for a personal demo.

Cheers, Adrian from B1NARY (the developers of Breeze)

0 votes
Roland Traier-Kiss _Midori_ April 18, 2023

Better Content Archiving for Confluence is a dedicated app for Confluence content lifecycle management and archiving: you can automate archiving a single Confluence page or a page together with their child pages. You can archive periodically or based on usage metrics like the last view date or last edit date.

Automatic notifications can also be sent out without any archiving happening, so Confluence content owners can take action (update) before any content is archived.

You can implement the review workflow with reminders or retention policies your organization demands.

Read more on further recommendations about Confluence content lifecycle management >


(Please note that Better Content Archiving for Confluence is a paid and supported app and I'm part of the team developing it.)

0 votes
Levente Szabo _Midori_
Marketplace Partner
Marketplace Partners provide apps and integrations available on the Atlassian Marketplace that extend the power of Atlassian products.
April 18, 2023

Comment moved

0 votes
Stefan Hirschenberger February 24, 2023

Little Workaround in the meanwhile, if your focus is on getting rid of the pages:

Set up an "Archiving"-Space and move the page to this space (including its children)

0 votes
marieamymitchell November 29, 2022

+1 please

0 votes
Jason Hendry November 15, 2022

Please add this feature

0 votes
KG May 11, 2022


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