Today a new add-on has been made public and is available right now for download, installation and use for a very reasonable price.
What is Space Hierarchy?
Space Hierarchy is an add-on that helps you create self-organized spaces, employing tidy space hierarchies. One can currently choose from two options:
flat forum-like hierarchy
category-centric hierarchy driven by labels placed on the page
Why use it?
There are times when the content within a space must retain a specific hierarchical page structure, and all newly created pages must integrate seamlessly with the existing hierarchy.
Ensuring that a newly created page is created correctly within the page hierarchy is often not an issue for experienced users of Confluence, however for the novice user, the availability of the "Create" button from all pages can lead to confusion as to where their new page is going to integrate into the existing space hierarchy. This confusion often leads to disorder and disorganisation within the space resulting in "pile" of content with no clear structure
With Space Hierarchy, regardless of the level of the page the user is viewing, when they select the 'create' button the newly created page will automatically be saved to the correct hierarchical level within the space.
Space Hierarchy will reduce the amount of time space administrators have to spend reordering the hierarchy to ensure all content is viewable to the right audience. Space Hierarchy will also reduce the disorder and user confusion that can result when pages are not viewable or not in the order expected.