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Restoring Deleted Pages

Restore an older version of a page, or an entire 'tree' (a parent and all of its child pages) even if the page has been deleted.

This is only possible for pages that have previously been activated, or for which a version was manually created.

> Learn more about versioning

Restore a Page

Previously stored versions of a deleted page can be restored from the Sidekick or from the Websites Console.

If the page has not been deleted, we encourage you to first make a new version so you can return to the current version if needed (optional but recommended).

  1. Open the page you want to restore.
  2. In the Sidekick, select the Versioning tab.
  3. Click Create Version.

Restore a Page from the Sidekick

Screenshot of the Sidekick showing an active Versioning tab with the Restore Version section active and the "Restore" button highlighted.

This assumes you wish to restore an older version of a page that still exists.

  1. Open the page you want to restore.
  2. In the Sidekick, select the Versioning tab.
  3. Reveal the Restore Version section.
  4. From the choices offered, select the date you wish to restore. (Dates are displayed as DD-MM-YYYY.)
  5. Click the Restore button.
  6. If you change your mind, repeat steps 2-5 but select the most recent date.

Restore a Page from the Websites Console

This works even if the page has been deleted, provided an older version exists (e.g. through activation).

  1. Select the parent of the page you want to restore in the Websites Filetree
    • e.g. to restore /content/www/research/some-page, click /content/www/research/
  2. Click on the Tools menu in the tool bar, then Restore and Restore Version.
  3. From the choices offered, select the version you wish to restore. (Dates are displayed as DD-MM-YYYY.)
  4. Click the Restore button.
  5. If you change your mind, repeat steps 2-5 but select the most recent date.

Restore an Entire Tree

Screenshot of the Site Admin view showing the "Activate" button highlighted and a file selected.

Click image to enlarge.

The Websites Console provides the option to restore an entire page tree (a page and all of its children).

  1. Select the page you want to restore in the Websites console.
  2. Click on the Tools menu on top of the Page List window and then Restore.
    • Selecting Restore Tree... will list previous saved versions of the entire content tree.
  3. Select the page(s) you wish to restore. To restore multiple pages, choose a parent page—you will then get its children as well.
  4. Press Restore. Your pag(s) will immediately be returned into the file tree although you may need to click the refresh button to see them.

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