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Serious problem: Unpublish or Set to Redirect a page deletes its content and revision history!

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  1. Jacques
    Jacques avatar
    427 posts
    28 Jun 2007
    14 Sep 2012
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    We just tested the following scenario:

    1. Create a page and add content
    2. Publish it
    3. Revision history shows correctly
    4. Unpublish and set page to redirect to other page
    5. Revision history and page content are deleted permanently.

    This is probably by design, but it has some serious consequences:
    1. There's no warning to say that by changing this page to a redirect page, you'll lose its content as well as all revision history
    2. There's absolutely no way to recover from this


  2. Stos
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    9 posts
    26 Jul 2012
    05 Feb 2016 in reply to Jacques
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    I've just encountered the same thing, some 3+ years later. Really terrible way to treat the content of the page. If there's content, it should be preserved at least in the revision history. Nothing like recreating pages!
  3. Sabrie Nedzhip
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    534 posts
    17 Aug 2017
    09 Feb 2016
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    Please refer to the below KB article for more details on this:

    Sabrie Nedzhip
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