HOWTO: Rename Pages
Is there a way to rename a page in DokuWiki?
Using a Plugin
The move plugin adds functionality to DokuWiki that allows a simpler way for an administrator to move/rename pages and media. It moves history and fixes backlinks.
For historical references:
- The pagemove plugin. Moves pages. But some report that it does not work currently and produces a lot of unwanted changes! Predecessor of the Move plugin.
- The editx plugin moves/renames pages with their history metadata, but does not update any other pages for you. You still have to check/fix backlinks manually.
Just copy & delete page
Renaming would possibly break a lot of links linking to the old page. Since DokuWiki doesn't know which pages link where this cannot be handled by DokuWiki. An easy way to “rename” a page is to simply create the new one and then change the content of the old page to something like this:
Moved to [[newpage]].
Then visit the pages linking to the old page, and update them to refer to the new page. This can be done gradually. Alternatively, use one of the page-redirect plugins listed at: How to make a redirect page?.
Note that the old revisions will not be moved with that page. If you like to move them too, use a plugin.
On the file system
You can also rename/move the txt files in the file system, and the gz files in the attic. This will break links and metadata.
Break links? I assume this mean the old link have to update manually to able to point to new page name.
About losing metadata, see here (bottom page).