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  1. XWiki Platform
  2. XWIKI-5797

Set current page as parent when creating new page

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Duplicate
    • Affects Version/s: 2.6
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: None
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    • Difficulty:
      Easy
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      Description

      I've seen with several of my customers that the current way the parent/child in pages works can be quite confusing.

      Preferably I would like the default behaviour to be so that a new page created is always a child page of the page that the user was viewing when he clicked on the 'Add a page' button.

      So for example, if a user is watching Sandbox.Foo and clicks on 'Add a page' the parent for his new document will automatically be set to Sandbox.Foo instead of Sandbox.WebHome. If he wants to add a document in the root of the space, he would have it be a child of Sandbox.WebHome instead, or remove the parent all together.

      In practice, the parent/child relationship is very powerful but the complexity of using it properly in XWiki makes it hard to use for the average user. (Also see XWIKI-4979 for example).

      The way this is implemented in Confluence is very easy to use and makes it a very powerful feature. I think it's all there in the backend of XWiki, pulling it out and displaying it seems to be the tough part

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              • Assignee:
                evalica Ecaterina Moraru (Valica)
                Reporter:
                gendo Gendo
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