Likes and Popular Content

Has someone written a good blog post or page on Confluence? Or has someone added a comment that you agree with? Click the Like button to them know. 

Confluence has like buttons on every page, blog post and comment. If enough people like a page or post, it will show on the dashboard's 'Popular' tab. The information in the 'Recommended Updates' email message is based on the number of peoplewho have liked the content.

Liking a page, blog post or comment

Click the Like button to let people know that you agree with or enjoy a page, blog post or comment. Click Unlike to remove your name from the list of people who like the content.

You can also see:

  • Up to three names of people in your network who have most recently liked the content.
  • A link showing the number of people who have liked the comment. For example, 19 people like this. Click the link to see the names. At the top of the list are people in your network, sorted with the most recent likes first. Then follow other people, also sorted chronologically with the most recent first.

Screenshot: The Like button at the bottom of a page and on comments

Effects of liking content

When you like a page, blog post or comment:

  • The author of the content receives a notification.
  • People in your network receive a notification. They will receive the notification only if they do not already know about the content. Let's assume Arthur is in your network. Arthur will not  receive a notification if:
    • Someone else in his network has already liked the content.
    • Arthur himself has already liked the content.
    • Arthur has already commented on it.
    • In the case of a threaded comment, Arthur has already replied to the comment.
  • If enough people like the content, it will appear on the 'Popular' tab of the dashboard.
  • Similarly, if the content is popular enough it will appear in the 'Recommended Updates' summary sent out by email.

Disabling the 'like' feature

The functionality is provided by a plugin called the 'Confluence Like Plugin'. To remove the 'like' functionality from your site, you can disable the plugin. See Disabling or Enabling a Plugin

Disabling notifications when your content is 'liked'

There are two ways to turn the 'someone likes your page' notifications off:

  1. Open an email notification of a like, and click Manage Notifications
  2. Go to <your confluence URL>/plugins/likes/view-notifications.action

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