How do I get more statistics from Confluence?

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Purpose

To get more statistics from Confluence. Confluence has several plugins that you can use for generating statistics.

Solution

  • Use the SQL for Confluence plugin and {chart} macro together. Read the Confluence Reporting HOWTO for information about the reporting capabilities of Confluence, including the {sql} macro, charting and security.
  • The Reporting add-on contains macros which allow powerful and flexible reporting on Confluence content and content from other locations.
  • ServiceRocket's Tracking add-on contains macros for anonymously tracking content access. Otherwise known as hit counting, this macro provides the ability to count the number of times a given piece of content has been viewed. It does not count views by the most recent editor of the page.
    • Try using the {tracking-info} macro to track the number of times an attachment is downloaded.
  • Use Knowledge Pathways for Confluence add-on to track consumption and completion of specific Confluence content.
  • Write User Macro like the {countpages} macro, which counts the number of pages in a space.

  • Use the Contributors and Contributors Summary macros to get more details regarding the contributors for required pages.
  • The Google Analytics plugin offers trends from Google Analytics. For more information on using Google Analytics and Confluence you may wish to refer to this blog post by David Simpson.  (info)  Please note: this plugin is no longer being actively developed.  The last version of the plugin only supports Confluence versions 6.0.1 to 6.11.2.
  • Use the simple Viewtracker plugin to track page or blog views and viewers.

In addition, Confluence has a built-in access logging mechanism, which shows who has logged in and the URL invoked. To enable it, you need to modify a couple of configuration files and restart Confluence. The traditionally generated access log can then be analysed by one of the available access log analyser tools such as WebalizerGoogle Analytics or AwStats which can generate useful statistics.

See our documentation on Obtaining Confluence instance metrics

If none of the above tools satisfy your requirements, you can create a feature request in JIRA. Please note that there are already several feature requests and improvements created by our customers all being collated under one umbrella issue.

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Last modified on Jun 15, 2020

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