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5 XWiki offers to perform several actions on a document (a.k.a a page).
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7 = Create =
8
9 There are three ways to create new pages.
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11 == By adding a wanted link ==
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13 You can **edit an existing page and create a link to your new page** (either in Wiki mode or in WYSIWYG mode). The resulting link will show up with a question mark next to it, showing it as a non-existent page. Simply click on the link to create the page as a child of the current page.
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15 {{image reference="CreateInWYSIWYG.PNG"/}}
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17 This will take you directly to the edit mode for the missing page. **This is the recommended approach** as it'll allow you to create a hierarchy while you create new pages.
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19 Users and applications can provide pages that can be used as [[templates>>extensions:Extension.Administration Application#HTemplates]] when creating new pages. The new page content (content, objects and other meta data) will be replicated from the template. When clicking on a "wanted link", if there are available templates, you will be asked to select one:
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21 {{image reference="templateSelectorForWantedLink.png"/}}
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23 Then you will be taken to the Inline Form edit mode corresponding to the selected page template.
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25 == By using the Add Page action ==
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27 You can create a new child page for the current page by using the plus icon located to the right of the page title.
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29 {{image reference="AddPage.png"/}}
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31 This will open the Create Page wizard where you can specify the title of the new page.
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33 By default, the new page will be created as a child of the current page. If you don't want that, then you can change the location of the target page using the page picker (by selecting an existing parent).
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35 Note: When creating a new page from the wiki's homepage (i.e. clicking the plus icon from the wiki's homepage), there is an exception to the above behavior. In this case, the default is to create a top level page instead of a child of the current page (homepage). If your intention was really to create a child of the homepage (which is not usually the case for homepages), then you can use the page picker and select the homepage as parent of the new page.
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37 You can also select a [[template>>extensions:Extension.Administration Application#HTemplatesCreationandAdministration]] for the new page.
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39 Once you're done click the "Create" button and you will be able to edit your newly created page right away.
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41 This is what you'll see if you're a [[simple user>>platform:Features.PageEditing#HSimpleandAdvancededitingmodes]]:
42 {{image reference="CreatePageSimple.png"/}}
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44 And if you're an [[advanced user>>platform:Features.PageEditing#HSimpleandAdvancededitingmodes]] you'll be able to control whether the page created will be a Terminal page (i.e. a page that cannot have children, see also [[Terminology>>platform:Features.ContentOrganization.WebHome#HTerminology]]) or not:
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46 {{image reference="CreatePageAdvanced.png"/}}
47
48 == By entering directly the URL of the new page ==
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50 You can also **enter the new page name (and its path) directly in the URL of your browser**. For example ##http:~/~/localhost:8080/xwiki/bin/view/Movies/Thriller/Rear Window##. If the target page doesn't exist then you'll get an empty page with a message saying that the page doesn't exist and there'll be a link to create it:
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52 {{image reference="CreateInURL.PNG"/}}
53
54 == Limitations ==
55
56 Starting with {{code}}XWiki 11.4RC1{{/code}} you might see a warning such as the following when creating a document:
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58 {{image reference="page-fullname-toolong.png"/}}
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60 This means that the complete path of the document (the name of the document and the names of its ancestors) is too long, and you have either to rename the document, or to try creating it at antoher place.
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62 = Edit =
63
64 This allows the editing of a page. See the [[page editing>>platform:Features.PageEditing]] tutorial for more details.
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66 = Show =
67
68 Whenever you click on a link to a page XWiki automatically shows the page in view mode. This is the default mode. XWiki also supports displaying the page in other formats that may be more adapted to specific circumstances:
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70 {{toc start="2" depth="2" numbered="false" scope="local"/}}
71
72 == Code ==
73
74 You can view the content of a page without having to edit it (and thus you don't need edit rights). This option is shown only for users in [[Advanced Mode>>platform:Features.PageEditing#HAdvancedMode]].
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76 To see the code when using the Flamingo skin, you have to go to the More Actions menu, in Viewers menu sub-section, and click on Source.
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78 {{image reference="ViewSourceFlamingo.png"/}}
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80 {{image reference="WikiCodeResultFlamingo.png"/}}
81
82 == Comments ==
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84 Users with the ##comment## right can leave comments on pages. This allows them to provide feedback without requiring edit rights.
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86 The comments area is located in the first tab at the bottom of the page.
87 {{image reference="CreateCommentTab.png"/}}
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89 {{version since="12.6.2,12.7"}}
90 The comment form is not displayed by default, a comment button allows you to display the comment form if needed.
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92 {{gallery}}
93 image:no_comment.png
94 image:two_comments.png
95 image:comment.gif
96 {{/gallery}}
97 {{/version}}
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99 You can also click the {{image reference="PageActionsMenuButton.png"/}} button and click on "Comments" in the "Viewers" section.
100 {{image reference="AddComment.png"/}}
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102 On the Flamingo skin, this is the current look of the comments. To add a comment, simply enter the text then click on "Add comment".
103 {{image reference="CommentsFlamingo.png"/}}
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105 Note: Guest users, if they have the ##comment## right, can also post comments, but they will be asked to fill in their name and possibly to fill out a CAPTCHA (if the feature is enabled) before being able to post a new comment.
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107 To reply to a comment, click the "Reply" icon.
108 {{image reference="CommentsReplyButton.png"/}}
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110 In addition to plain text you may also use [[XWiki syntax>>XWiki.XWikiSyntax]] in the content.
111 {{image reference="CommentsAddReply.png"/}}
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113 To preview your comment click on the "Preview" button after you have entered the content.
114 {{image reference="CommentsAddReplyPreview.png"/}}
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116 Should you want to go back and edit your comment further, click "Back". To discard the comment altogether click "Cancel". If you are ready to submit your comment click on "Add Comment".
117 {{image reference="CommentsAddReplyView.png"/}}
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119 The author of the comment or an admin can delete a comment.
120 {{image reference="deleteModal.png"/}}
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122 You may change the comment you made at a later time by clicking the "Edit" pen icon.
123 {{image reference="CommentsEdit.png"/}}
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125 By pressing the permalink button, you can get a direct link to that comment which you can share with others.
126 {{image reference="permalinkModal.png"/}}
127
128 == Attachments ==
129
130 A page can contain attachments. See [[Attachments>>platform:Features.Attachments]] for more details.
131
132 == History ==
133
134 Displays the version history of the page. See [[Version Control>>platform:Features.VersionControl]] for more details.
135
136 == Information ==
137
138 Displays information about the current page:
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140 * {{version since="12.3RC1"}}Page locale (language), if the current page is a translation.{{/version}}
141 * {{version since="12.3RC1"}}Original page locale (language).{{/version}}
142 * {{version since="12.3RC1"}}Existing and missing page translations, if multilingual is on.{{/version}}
143 * {{version since="12.3RC1"}}Page syntax.{{/version}}
144 * {{version since="12.3RC1"}}Whether the page is hidden or not.{{/version}}
145 * Included pages
146 * Backlinks (the list of pages having links leading to the current page)
147 * {{version since="11.1RC1"}}Page reference. This can be used as the value of a macro parameter that expects a page reference (e.g. [[Include Macro's>>extensions:Extension.Include Macro]] ##reference## parameter) or when calling script APIs. The reference displayed by default is relative to the current wiki, but you can use the button on the left to get a global (absolute) reference. Use the button on the right to copy the page reference to the clipboard.{{/version}}
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149 {{image reference="pageInformation.png"/}}
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151 Some of the page information can be edited in-place, from view mode, provided you have the edit right.
152
153 = Print =
154
155 There are several possible printing options (what you see may vary depending on the Skin used).
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157 When using the Flamingo Skin, you will find the Print Preview by clicking on More Actions:
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159 * Print Preview: Generates a page which is formatted so that it can be easily printed using your browser's Print feature.(((
160 {{image reference="PrintFlamingo.png"/}}
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162
163 = Export =
164
165 There are several possible exporting formats that XWiki supports: PDF, RTF, XAR, HTML. See the [[Export feature>>platform:Features.Exports]] for more information.
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167 On the Flamingo skin:
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169 {{gallery}}
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171 image:Features[email protected]
172 image:[email protected]
173 {{/gallery}}
174
175 = Delete =
176
177 Removes a page and puts it in the trash.
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179 {{image reference="DeletePageFlamingo.png"/}}
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181 A confirmation is asked before the removal is done. Here, you can decide either or not to delete the children along with the current page.
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183 {{image reference="DeleteConfirmFlamingo.png"/}}
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185 {{version since="12.8RC1"}}
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187 Advanced user can be allowed to choose whether they want to delete the page permanently, or send it to the recycle bin.
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189 In this case, the following options are presented on the page delete screen.
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191 [[image:skip_recycle_bin_screen_cropped.png||queryString="height=300" alt="skip_recycle_bin_screen.png"]]
192 {{/version}}
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194 Note: When deleting a non-terminal page and the only child of that page is the 'WebPreferences' terminal page, the 'Affect children' checkbox will be checked by default. Normally, it would be unchecked, but in this case we`ve noticed that it`s very easy to forget about that page (since it's hidden and automatically created when going into 'Page Administration') and your deleted page might still show up in some places because of that leftover. You can still uncheck it if you know what you are doing.
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196 Then, you have to wait during the deletion of the page:
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198 {{image reference="Deleting.png"/}}
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200 And finally, you have the success message:
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202 {{image reference="DeleteFlamingoConfirm.png"/}}
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204 Note that if someone else is currently performing an action on the page you want to delete, you might see the following information box:
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206 [[image:job-waiting-infobox.png]]
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208 The deletion will automatically resume when the other job is finished or cancelled. You should't quit the page, since some questions can be asked during the deletion.
209
210 == Pages that belong to extensions ==
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212 Before the success message, you might see the following screen:
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214 {{gallery}}
215 image:DeleteExtensionPage.png
216 {{/gallery}}
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218 It happens when you try to delete a page that belong to an extension. This page could be one of the children of the current page. If you continue the delete action, the extension will not work anymore.
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220 Moreover, it is not recommended to delete pages that belong to extensions manually. You should use the [[Extension Manager>>extensions:Extension.Extension Manager Application]] instead.
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222 This screen makes you able to select precisely which pages to remove and which ones to preserve. You can also abort the action by clicking on the "Cancel" button.
223
224 == Pages that contains an used XClass ==
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226 Starting with {{info}}10.10RC1{{/info}}, you might also see one of the following screen:
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228 {{gallery}}
229 image:delete_simpleuser_xclass.png
230 image:delete_advanceduser_xclass.png
231 {{/gallery}}
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233 It happens when you try to delete a page that contains an XClass which is used somewhere. This page could be one of the children of the current page. If you continue the delete action, some other pages will not work anymore. That is why the action is completely forbidden for simple users. Advanced users are allowed to chose precisely the pages to remove and those to preserve. They can also abort the action by clicking on the "Cancel" button.
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235 = Restore =
236
237 To restore a deleted page or remove it from the trash (you'll need to have Admin permissions), check the documentation for the [[Index Application>>extensions:Extension.Index Application]].
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239 = Copy =
240
241 If you want to create a copy of an existing page then you have to navigate to that page (access that page in view mode) and then select the Copy entry from the page menu (that is located to the right of the page title).
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243 {{image reference="CopyPageFlamingo.png"/}}
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245 This will take you to the Copy Page Wizard where you can specify the title of the copy and its new location.
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247 {{image reference="CopyPageConfirmFlamingo.png"/}}
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249 If the page is translated in multiple languages then you can select which translation to copy, or you can copy all the translations. If the page has child pages then you can choose to copy them as well (this way you can replicate a hierarchy of pages).
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251 {{image reference="copyStatus.png"/}}
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253 Once you click the Copy button you are taken to the Copy Status page where you can see the options that you have selected and the progress of the copy operation. The copy is performed asynchronously. The progress bar is replaced with the operation status at the end in order to let you know if the operation succeeded or failed. You can use the breadcrumbs to navigate to the new page or the old one.
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255 Starting with 11.1RC1, you might see the following box information instead of the progress bar if another job is currently performed against the pages you selected:
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257 [[image:job-waiting-infobox.png]]
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259 = Move/Rename =
260
261 If you want to rename or move an existing page then you have to navigate to that page (access that page in view mode) and then select the Rename entry from the page menu (that is located to the right of the page title).
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263 {{image reference="RenameFlamingo.png"/}}
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265 This will take you to the Rename Page Wizard where you can specify the new page title (if you want to rename) and/or the new page location (if you want to move the page to a different location).
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267 This is what you'll see if you're a [[simple user>>platform:Features.PageEditing#HSimpleandAdvancededitingmodes]] (**Note**: you can only see the options to Move / Rename or Delete if you have the Delete Rights or if you are making the changes on a page you've created):
268 {{image reference="RenameConfirmFlamingoSimple.png"/}}
269
270 And if you're an [[advanced user>>platform:Features.PageEditing#HSimpleandAdvancededitingmodes]] you'll be able to also control:
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272 * whether to update the back-links to the renamed page
273 * whether the new page will be a Terminal page (i.e. a page that cannot have children, see also [[Terminology>>platform:Features.ContentOrganization.WebHome#HTerminology]]) or not
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275 {{image reference="RenameConfirmFlamingoAdvanced.png"/}}
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277 If the page has child pages then you can choose to move them to the new location as well. This way the hierarchy under the renamed page is going to be preserved. Otherwise, if you choose to preserve the current path of the child pages (keep the children in place) then they will become "orphans": they will still be accessible with the same URLs (bookmarks are not broken) but they will have a missing parent (which you can fix by creating the parent page later).
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279 You can also select whether to update the wiki pages that have links pointing to the affected pages.
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281 In case there are external links (e.g. bookmarks) to the renamed page (or its child pages) they will be broken after the rename unless you choose to create an automatic redirect from the old location to the new one.
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283 {{image reference="renameProgress.png"/}}
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285 Once you click the Rename button you are taken to the Rename Status page where you can see the options that you have selected and the progress of the rename operation. The rename, like the copy, is performed asynchronously. The progress bar is replaced with the operation status at the end in order to let you know if the operation succeeded or failed. You can use the breadcrumbs to navigate to the new page or the old one.
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287 Starting with 11.1RC1, you might see the following box information instead of the progress bar if another job is currently performed against the pages you selected:
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289 [[image:job-waiting-infobox.png]]
290
291 == Pages that belong to extensions ==
292
293 Before the success message, you might see the following screen:
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295 {{gallery}}
296 image:renameextension.png
297 {{/gallery}}
298
299 It happens when you try to rename a page that belong to an extension. This page could be one of the children of the current page. If you continue the rename action, the extension might not work anymore.
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301 This screen makes you able to select precisely which pages to rename and which ones to preserve. You can also abort the action by clicking on the "Cancel" button.
302
303 == Pages that contains an used XClass ==
304
305 Starting with {{info}}10.10RC1{{/info}}, you might also see one of the following screen:
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307 {{gallery}}
308 image:rename_simpleuser_xclass.png
309 image:rename_advanceduser_xclass.png
310 {{/gallery}}
311
312 It happens when you try to rename or move a page that contains an XClass which is used somewhere. This page could be one of the children of the current page. If you continue the renaming/moving action, some other pages will not work anymore. That is why the action is completely forbidden for simple users. Advanced users are allowed to chose precisely the pages to move and those to preserve. They can also abort the action by clicking on the "Cancel" button.
313
314 == Limitations ==
315
316 There are still some limitations on renaming:
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318 * backlinks have to be turned on (they are turned on by default but if you have turned them off, rename will not rename backlinks and you'll have to turn them on again to benefit from this feature)
319 * backlinks located in XObjects and translated content are not currently renamed. You can track this issue [[XWIKI-981>>https://jira.xwiki.org/browse/XWIKI-981]] to follow the progress.
320 * backlinks are saved when a page is saved thus it may happen with a clean XWiki database that backlinks are not saved. In this special case, you can call the following in a page to refresh all links (you'll need to be admin to do this):(((
321 {{code language="none"}}
322 $xwiki.refreshLinks()
323 {{/code}}
324 )))

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