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Moving a page or content created in Live but move in Draft - MOVED-TO PLACEHOLDER

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MOVE-TO PLACEHOLDER for #xxxx

Typo3 version 4.2.1 (our current version) - this issue is resolved for the next upgrade.

If you create a page in the live workspace and then move it in the Draft workspace, while you remain in or go back to Draft workspace, the page looks like it's moved correctly.

 

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However when you then go to the Live workspace.  It doesn't look anything like the above.  The original page that you thought you moved is still there, and the moved page has an odd pagetitle "MOVED-TO PLACEHOLDER...".

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And to add to the issue, the "MOVED-TO PLACEHOLDER... " page will NOT have the content that was on the original page. It will remain on the original page (in this case "Page created in live").

So what can I do?

First, we'd advise that you move pages only while in the live workspace.  However that isn't always possible.  I know I sometimes forget what workspace I am in.

If you have already encountered this and you need to fix it.

First thing is how to know what page the "MOVED-TO PLACEHOLDER..." was created from, the original. 
When you look at the pagetitle of the moved page, the one that starts "MOVED-TO...".  You'll see

If the page has no content.

The best solution is to delete both the original (remember you can only see this in live) and the one named "MOVED-TO PLACEHOLDER...".  The one moved in draft can be deleted in live, you need not go back to Draft to do this.  But you do have to be a site owner or the one who created the page.

 

If the page did have content.

You do not want to have to replicate this.  The fix is a bit more complicated but will work.

Copy the original page that you moved (you have to do this in Live workspace as you cannot see this page in Draft workspace).

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Then paste it into the tree where you wanted it originally (where you moved it to in Draft workspace).

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Now it should be in the right place, along with the "MOVED-TO PLACEHOLDER..." page.

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Now delete the original (the one that you moved originally) and the one with the "MOVED-TO PLACEHOLDER..." name, be sure not to delete the one you just copied!

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Now the correct one is in the Live workspace

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And it's in the correct place in Draft workspace

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