Viewing Site Statistics

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The space and site statistics features described on this page are disabled by default. We don't recommend this feature for large sites as it can significantly slow down your site. 

If you have Confluence Data Center, check out Analytics which is designed for enterprise scale, and can be used in big, busy sites. 

If enabled, the global activity screen displays statistics on the activity in your Confluence site. These include:

  • How many pages and blog posts have been viewed, added or updated over a given period.
  • Which spaces are the most popular (most frequently viewed).
  • Which spaces are the most active (most frequently edited).
  • Which people are the most active contributors/editors of content.

To view the activity on your site:

  1. Choose the cog icon , then choose General Configuration
  2. Choose 'Global Activity' in the 'Administration' section of the left-hand panel (only appears if enabled - see below).

Screenshot: Global Activity

The top ten most popular and most active pages and/or blog posts will be listed, with a link to each.


  • The Confluence Usage Stats plugin, which provides the 'Global Activity' screen, is known to cause performance problems on large installations. This plugin is disabled by default. A status report on the progress of the performance issues with this plugin is available in this issue:  Unable to locate Jira server for this macro. It may be due to Application Link configuration. .
  • Your Confluence system administrator can enable the plugin, but please be aware of the possible impact upon your site's performance.
  • The plugin is sometimes called 'Confluence Usage Tracking'.
  • If your Confluence site is clustered, the global activity information will not be available.
Last modified on Aug 17, 2021

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